Toshiba Kills HD DVD, Officially!

Toshiba Kills HD DVD, Official [Format War]: ”

Toshiba Announces Discontinuation of HD DVD Businesses
19 February, 2008
Company Remains Focused on Championing Consumer Access to High Definition Content
TOKYO–Toshiba Corporation today announced that it has undertaken a thorough review of its overall strategy for HD DVD and has decided it will no longer develop, manufacture and market HD DVD players and recorders. This decision has been made following recent major changes in the market. Toshiba will continue, however, to provide full product support and after-sales service for all owners of Toshiba HD DVD products.
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HD-DVD Is Dead!

HD-DVD is dead, so says Netflix! I received this in my email today. It seems that Netflix has declared Blu-ray the winner in the format war. It doesn’t mean much to me since I have both players. In my humble opinion I always saw HD-DVD as the superior format as to what it had to offer compared to Blu-ray. I guess it all came down to whoever could throw the most money around to influence the studios would win. I guess getting one of the four formats to mass adoption was worth throwing all that money around. Having a fourth proprietary format fail would have really hurt Sony as far as being an innovator. The other failed formats being BetaMax, ATRAC and MemoryStick. To this day I still don’t understand why they peddle memory stick format for the majority of their cameras and their PSP.