Wal-Mart to phase out HD DVD

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#1

I just posted the article Wal-Mart to phase out HD DVD.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc, the world’s largest retailer that pushed HD DVD players down to $99 for the black Friday period last year and temporally boosted its sales, has now decided to follow Best Buy and…

Read the full article here:  [http://www.cdfreaks.com/news/14276-Wal-Mart-to-phase-out-HD-DVD.html](http://www.cdfreaks.com/news/14276-Wal-Mart-to-phase-out-HD-DVD.html)

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#2

The format can still survive if they develop HD DVD recorders. Supposedly Blu ray will never sell a set top recorders outside of Japan, the studios will not allow it. If all the studios abandon HD DVD then Toshiba is free to make recorders without the studios complaining. The problem is, how do you get the signal from your HDCP-protected HDTV receiver into an HD recorder ? They could use the component signal. Would there be copyright BS to overcome or is it legally the same as recording a show with VHS? I am not sure if this is a major technical obstacle to overcome here. Hopefully Toshiba’s eventual line of Blu ray players will also support HD DVD playback for the sake of all their customers who invested in HD DVD movies.


#3

That link’s article claims “Industry observers are closely watching Amazon and there is no movement.” What about the fact that the HD DVD players are the top selling of ALL DVD players for the last month on Amazon !?! You call that no movement ? I don’t care if you call it a firesale or whatever… PEOPLE are buying the standalone players HD DVD players more than BR players by far.


#4

lol ivid give it up :B


#5

ANOTHER MOLE WITHIN THE HD DVD CAMP SAID THAT TOSHIBA HAS THROWN IN THE TOWEL ABOUT AN HOUR AGO!! LOL! :wink: SRY FOR CAPS :wink:


#6

With the end of HD-DVD, what will become of the HDi interface? I remember that it was said that it is more consumer-friendly, convenient and simply better than BD-J… Can BD-J be updated to having all the good features that HDi has?


#7

They always mention a dark side and a bright side, they seldom mention a gray one :wink: :B


#8

Hey Sony haters, Grab your AK-47s and start climbing your favorite clock tower: Toshiba has stopped HD-DVD production. http://www.engadgethd.com/2008/02/16/toshiba-pulling-the-plug-on-hd-dvd-already