HD-DVD concedes Defeat in the Format War with Blu-ray

It’s now official, Blu-ray is now the standard next generation video format after Toshiba threw in the towel on their HD-DVD format this morning after being rumored to do so for weeks. I am happy that finally there war is over and the entertainment industry can now settle on one standard format, but it’s still sad that cheaper more accessible technology lost out.

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Sony can now expect a tonne load of cash from every buying licensing to produce Blu-ray products and maybe I can finally justify buying a Playstation 3 which comes with a blu-ray drive. I am most interested to see how this unfolds in the gaming industry with Sony rival and HD-DVD supporter Microsoft now stuck with a dead format.

Toshiba concedes defeat in DVD format war

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