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It’s Official – Toshiba Kills Off HD DVD

R.I.P. HD DVD

By Luke Anderson

All around the internet people have been pronouncing HD DVD dead. The past week I’ve seen it on dozens of sites, however, it really hasn’t been official. Until now. Toshiba finally issued a press release announcing the discontinuation of HD DVD business.

I really hoped that HD DVD would pull through, as their pricing was far better than the competition. Alas, it really came down to the movie studios. In the release from Toshiba, they mentioned that they will “reduce shipments of HD DVD players and recorders to retail channels, aiming for cessation of these businesses by the end of March 2008.”

You can imagine that glasses are being raised over at the Blu-ray camp as we speak.

VIA [ Press Release ]







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