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Two Formats Enter, One Format Leaves: Blu-Ray is Victorious

Written by: Big Ross, CC2K Staff Writer


ImageSource: Associated Press

Looks like the HD format wars are over. Toshiba is throwing in the towel, announcing today that it will cease all development and marketing of its HD-DVD players and recorders.

OK, so what does that mean to you as a movie geek? Well, if you’re a relatively poor movie geek (like me) it really doesn’t mean anything. I don’t have a high definition DVD player, much less a HD TV, much less cable. I’m still rocking it with a standard TV and the “rabbit ears” antenna.

But if you’ve been itching to move from a standard DVD player to the HD format, and you’ve been unable to decide on one of the two available formats, Blu-RayTM (backed by Sony) or HD-DVDTM (backed by Toshiba) to get, then worry no more. Of course, if you did decide to go with the HD-DVDTM you might find this news upsetting. If it’s any consolation, Toshiba included in its announcement that it will continue to “provide full product support and after-sales service for all owners of Toshiba HD DVD products.”

If you’d like to read the full press release, go HERE.

Author: Big Ross, CC2K Staff Writer

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