Archive for February, 2008

Toshiba Abandons HD-DVD

Good news for Playstation 3 owners, the (format) war is over, Toshiba are planning to cease all production and manufacturing of HD-DVD hardware and software, NHK have reported.

The move is aparantly going to cost Toshiba hundreds of millions of dollars in losses to stop production and leave the HD player market, although the announcement really couldn’t be avoided after Walmart had decided to stop retailing HD-DVD devices and focus purely on Blue-Ray.

Toshiba will still be selling their current stockpile of devices to stores for the time being, but have no intentions of investing further research in the technology.