Friday, February 15, 2008

Toshiba To Drop HD DVD, Is This The Final Nail In The Coffin?

PC Magazine reports that Toshiba is expected to "Pull the Plug on HD-DVD"

"Toshiba is expected to pull the plug on its HD DVD format in the coming weeks, after a rash of retail defections that followed Warner Home Video's stunning announcement in early January that it would support only Sony's rival Blu-ray Disc format after May."

Toshiba has not made any official announcements however the HollyWood Reporter which originally broke the story has cited sources that have stated, "An announcement is coming soon,It could be a matter of weeks."

Wal-Mart has also announced that it will stop selling HD DVD movies by June, and is expected to restock its shelves with ‘only Blu-ray movies, hardware machines, as well as standard definition movies and DVD players, and up converts. This follows the announcement earlier this week that both Best Buy and Inc. are supporting behind Blu-ray exclusively.

It looks like HD DVDs days are numbered.

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