February 19, 2008

HD DVD is Dead, Officially.

UPDATE: Microsoft's Gamescore Blog had this announcement today:
"As a result of recent decisions made by Toshiba, Hollywood studios, and retailers, Microsoft plans to withdraw from HD DVD. Xbox will no longer manufacture new HD DVD players for the Xbox 360, but we will continue to provide standard product and warranty support for all Xbox 360 HD DVD Players in the market. "

Toshiba Corp. announced today in a press release that it will no longer develop, manufacture, or market HD DVD players. Sony's BluRay format is now the single high definition DVD in the market. Now we wait to see how Microsoft responds and what they do with their current HD DVD add on for the Xbox 360.

"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."

Source: Toshiba Press Release

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