February 19, 2008

The first winner this year is....

Blu-Ray DVD players!! With Warner and NetFlix both pledging their respective allegiance to Blu-Ray, it's over in a landslide. Toshiba has pulled the plug on HD DVD (just too many letters for a good name anyway), and you can go out and spend that impending economic stimulus check from the government on Blu-Ray -- safe in the knowledge that there won't be any new formats for the foreseeable future (likely a minor victory, since, in my limited understanding of technobabble these days, the foreseeable future amounts to just over 1.3 years). Don't think Toshiba -- along with everyone else -- isn't behind the scenes funding an even higher high definition DVD platform. I'm holding out until they can do 3D without the glasses.

2 comments:

ChrisandJessica said...

I think my favorite part of the whole debacle is that even though toshiba is getting 'out of the HD DVD business' they are continuing to ship HD DVD players until their inventory is gone . . . don't you think they could have timed the announcement a little better? Seems like it'll be a tad harder to unload all those units now that no one is supporting the format . . . NOT EVEN THE MANUFACTURER OF SAID UNITS! Who's running that company . . . Congress???

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