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Old February 19, 2008, 06:37 AM
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Toshiba has finally thrown in the towel on HD-DVD but vows to continue product support (whatever) so if this is the bandwagon that you jumped on, you better buy those movies you wanted now because those HD DVDs are going the way of the HD DVDodo

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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Old February 19, 2008, 06:59 AM
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Looks like Sony learned its lesson from the Betamax years
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Old February 19, 2008, 08:00 AM
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Unfortunately now we're stuck with the content producer also being the one who holds the patents on the hardware to play it.

I kinda expected this though.
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I knew it was coming for a while now. But that doesn't mean that it doesn't suck to see the better format lose due to Sony's stronger marketing and "incentives" to other companies.
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:( A sad day today. I am not a fan of Sony in anyway. I also really enjoyed how all HD-DVDs were all standardized. However I saw this coming a while back and thankfully bought myself a combo drive :)
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perhaps Sony was due
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Old February 19, 2008, 04:46 PM
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At the very least, it'll make it easier on my decision on what burner to buy. I think HD was the better, but looks like Sony managed to get a few of the studios to flip, and can supply more content. Will be interesting to see if digital content downloads will jump forward and give Sony a run...


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Man this sucks. I hate MS, but i hate Sony more. And them and their formats always screw with things. Ah well...
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blue ray hands down is a better format. I know I don't like Sony either but having 200 + gigs on a cd is amazing.
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blue ray hands down is a better format. I know I don't like Sony either but having 200 + gigs on a cd is amazing.
Its actually not as technologically advanced as HD DVD so I'd argue that. Both formats had higher capacities in the works that would almost even them out. Im glad the format war is over, but I am not happy BD will cost a whole lot cause sony is a terrible company.
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