Format war is over! Blu-Ray won!

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#1

As reported that Toshiba gonna exit HD DVD!

Sony won the format war, it’s all over!

Thanks for the future’s monopolization, and thanks for HD DVD, all efforts you have done to make the price of HD discs and players dropped quick!

Personally, i wishi it’s just one rumor! I’d love HD DVD.

See details, please view: http://www.reuters.com/article/rbssConsumerGoodsAndRetailNews/idUSL1627196120080216

As attached, it is NHK news - Toshiba suffered losing huge amount of money and to beat a retreat.

However, it is still not an official announcement.

Oh sorry that I didn’t notice it is discussed in another thread, can anyone combine?


#2

I don’t understand Japanese, maybe someone can help with the translation?


#3

http://www.xbox-scene.com/xbox1data/sep/EkpFkElVkpZAeqNBaW.php

not a translation but it gets the point across that hd-dvd is dead and blu-ray wins.


#4

Meh, bring on the clearance sales.


#5

At this point, what BluRay has “won” is about 0.4% of the disc and player sales market. :rolleyes:


#6

I agree, bring on the sales! I am going to snap up a bunch of movies when the price is right.

[QUOTE=Jesterrace;2001730]Meh, bring on the clearance sales.[/QUOTE]


#7

Even though the format war is pretty much over for now, I’m still not moving on
not for quite a while that is not until it is the only alternative to get new releases
if and or when they decide to kill off standard definition DVD. I see no need to go
out right away and invest a large sum of money into all new equipment only to find
out it will be outdated again in another year or two if and or when they come out
with something else like another new format. If it looks like BD is going to be around
as long as or longer than the DVD format has been around I might consider it then
and only then. :iagree:


#8

The best thing they can do now is to open the HD-DVD standard and let everyone to have royalty free access.


#9

even more info about hd-dvd being dead… http://www.engadget.com/2008/02/18/toshiba-expected-to-announce-death-of-hd-dvd-tomorrow-stop-sale/

p.s. good point by ‘getit29’ above :wink:


#10

[QUOTE=chka;2002588]The best thing they can do now is to open the HD-DVD standard and let everyone to have royalty free access.[/QUOTE]

That would be nice. If so then there might still be some major releases put out on the format for a while.


#11

Now it’s official. Keep a close eye on the clearance sales folks:


#12

the offical statement from Toshiba

http://www.cdfreaks.com/news/Toshiba-announces-discontinuation-of-HD-DVD-Businesses-Press-release.html


#13

http://www.neowin.net/news/main/08/02/19/toshiba-officially-confirms-death-of-hd-dvd

official statement… but it’s already been posted lol … o well, ill post it anyways :wink:

damn shame though cause i was hoping hd-dvd would win (mainly cause sony is a shady company with the rootkits on peoples pc’s a while back) but thats not gonna happen now.


#14

wohooooo, M$ was pretty fast

M$ switches to BD

http://www.cdfreaks.com/news/Microsoft-switches-to-Blu-ray-for-Xbox360.html


#15

So yet again the worst format for the end user wins again…

Its amazing what the lure of dollars does to people and companies.

If Toshiba did open up the format and allow anyone to use the technology royalty free I could see BD being burried by it very quickly.


#16

[quote=qwakrz;2003440]So yet again the worst format for the end user wins again…

Its amazing what the lure of dollars does to people and companies.

If Toshiba did open up the format and allow anyone to use the technology royalty free I could see BD being burried by it very quickly.[/quote]

Isn’t “the lure of dollars” the primary motive for a company to conduct business?


#17

[QUOTE=H3rB3i;2003296]wohooooo, M$ was pretty fast

M$ switches to BD

http://www.cdfreaks.com/news/Microsoft-switches-to-Blu-ray-for-Xbox360.html[/QUOTE]

Rem what Gates said: “m$ is neutral” LOL


#18

worst for the end user wins?! BR is the better technology, and for all the bull about it being more expensive, fine ill throw down a couple extra bucks for the better quality


#19

Since i have ANYDVD will the Blu Ray discs create a problem with the ANYDVD software?


#20

now the question is what do do with the HD players and movies… will sony give the folks a"deal" to switch over to their units? i kinda feel sorry for the HD users and their “paper weighs”

it reminds me of the Beta vs VHS days (oops just showed my age)

O and about Anydvd read this

http://www.slysoft.com/en/anydvdhd.html