Tuesday, 19 Feb, 2008 Technology

HD DVD Lost the War Against Blu-ray, Toshiba Gave Up


Blu-ray HD DVD The officials from Toshiba Corporation on Tuesday announced that the Japanese company would stop the campaign meant to promote its HD DVD format for the follow-up generation DVD. The statement was made after Toshiba lost the support of some of the main studios and retailers, who had chosen Blu-ray technology, which is backed by Sony Corporation.

Thus Toshiba's decision ends the war between the competing consortiums, letting Sony set its standard for high-definition movies on DVDs.

Toshiba's representatives stated that the company would start reducing the deliveries of HD DVD players and recorders. The Japanese firm looks forward to end the business by the end of the following month.

The victory of Blu-ray over HD DVD format literally means that consumers won't have to choose between two incompatible formats.

One format on the market is believed to boost the shift to the new-generation technology in the home DVD market, the transactions of which are currently estimated at $24 billion.

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53 votes

//13 Jan 03, 2010 10:57 PM | posted by: pacrifice
Well, i'ts now 2010.

So all you bitches above, still think Blu Ray is shit?

Did your precious Toshiba lose the war? Are we happy wappy? Does it hurt?

lol fucking nobheads.
53 votes

//12 Jan 16, 2009 05:59 PM | posted by: jd
it only won because they had better support ten hd-dvd i thick hd-dvd should have one thick at how low the players would have cost compared to ble-ray and they were making a 45gig disc to until thy pulled the plug i fucking hate sony i hate them to god
48 votes

//11 Dec 22, 2008 10:43 AM | posted by: your mother
FUCK THIS!!! blue ray was sony's knock off of a high definition movie. fuck disney too!
ps3 can blow me.
360 has more members on live, and owners.... rat fuck
48 votes

//10 Jul 05, 2008 12:37 AM | posted by: Blagnarok
It's obvious why HD-DVD lost i mean "HD-DVD," what a mouthful!

I think we can all agree that if it was mearly "HDVD," or "High Definition Video Disk," it would have done much better in the marketplace.

After all "Blu-Ray" is just so much easier to say than "HD-DVD."

"HDVD" rolls of the tounge much nicer.
54 votes

//9 Mar 26, 2008 11:18 PM | posted by: Carlos
What are we going to do now? ... Buy a Play Station 3... Blu-ray player and last gen console.
42 votes

//8 Mar 08, 2008 11:01 PM | posted by: Peter
Why Blu-Ray is better than HD DVD? The reason is obvious. Blu-Ray has better picture and sound quality and larger storage volumn.
53 votes

//7 Feb 20, 2008 11:31 AM | posted by: Nuklz
funny how Blu Ray had to add "Hi Def" to its title in order for the non-tech savvy to actually understand what it was. HD DVD was perfect because almost everyone has heard of HDTV. Blu Ray would have had a tremendous start if HDTV was known as Blu Ray TV am I right?

as for Blu Ray being better than HD DVD. Sony is in bed with devil (no, not bush...but most of his cousins). Funny how all the Studios and Manufacturers associated with Freemasonry and the Illuminati are on Sony's bandwagon (can't let a blood brother starve right?)

in closing, I really wish that Blu Ray was the one to die off. from what I understand Sony has put everything behind this tech and failure would have meant bankruptcy. Sony has sucked since the late 90's when they decided to have parts made in Malaysia and have their crappy audio and video units assembled in Mexico.

57 votes

//6 Feb 20, 2008 05:47 AM | posted by: Bendo
Ive already seen Blu Ray movies at 30gb's. And HD DVD triple layer may have been able to hold alot. But from what Ive ready Blu Ray can currently do 100gbs
46 votes

//5 Feb 20, 2008 03:52 AM | posted by: Unknown
I'm not sure how you can say Blu-Ray is a superior format. Slower, proprietary, no endorsement from the DVD fourm; yes indeed better in every way. What's that? Bigger? Ever see a triple layer HD-DVD? Oh yeah, and no Blu-Ray or HD-DVD title yet has used more than 9GB... which could have fit on a standard dual-layer DVD.
43 votes

//4 Feb 20, 2008 03:04 AM | posted by: Unknown
Blu Ray is only the superior format for the Movie Studios. HD DVD was region-less and less DRM, truly the better format for the consumer.
51 votes

//3 Feb 20, 2008 02:20 AM | posted by: Stinkus
I agree - now what am I going to do with my HD-DVD underpants?
59 votes

//2 Feb 19, 2008 11:32 PM | posted by: Unknown
Why would you think that HD-DVD is the next big thing when Blu-Ray is a superior format, and has more manufacturers and studios supporting it?

On another not, another point for PS3 against XBOX360.
53 votes

//1 Feb 19, 2008 11:16 PM | posted by: andrew
dude this sucks.
i thought HD-DVD was going to be the next big thing.
and here I am with all my pro-HD-DVD posters...

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