Sad day for HD-DVD owners and for consumers in general as Toshiba kills HD-DVD. While it’s good that the format war is over I can’t help thinking that HD-DVD was more consumer focused (think Managed Copy). I say forget physical disks and go with digital downloads

BBC NEWS | Business | Toshiba drops out of HD DVD war

2 thoughts on “Toshiba drops out of HD DVD war”
  1. It’s clear that most people (Consumers and Studios) found Blu-Ray to be a better technology and the market place has spoken.

    But, “let’s not throw the baby out with the bath water”….there will be a need for Blu-ray disks until the vast majority of people have high speed wirelesss home networks in there home. I don’t believe that the general public wants to have to string internet cabling to their living room TV’s and wait for a movie to download.

  2. I am not sure consumers spoke, Sony with it’s $ won the war. With TV’s starting to get internet, apple tv, Xbox live and Media Center Blu-ray will be the last shiny disk format we will see.

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