Netflix Announces “HD-DVDs Are Going Away”

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We all knew that HD-DVD was dead but you have still been able to purchase new HD-DVDs an have also been able to rent HD-DVDs from places like Netflix. But Netflix has officially announced that HD-DVDs will be “going away.” Starting December 15, 2008 Netflix will no longer be carrying HD-DVDs. Netflix will automatically replace […]

Future Shop Get In On The HD-DVD Player Trade In Bandwagon

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Future Shop has announced that between March 7 and April 3, customers who own HD-DVD players have been invited to return their players to Future Shop and receive $100 off either an LG or Samsung Blu-ray/HD-DVD combo player. Future Shop will even accept players that haven’t been purchased from Future Shop. Unfortunately the offer is […]

Circuit City Accepting HD-DVD Player Trade Ins

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Have you been screwed by another format war? Well Circuit City is here to help, if you purchased your HD-DVD player within three months of Toshiba’s announcement of the end of the format war and you also purchased your player at Circuit City, then you may be in luck. There have been some reports that […]

Universal and Paramount Going Blu-Ray… Obviously

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The German website HDTV Praxis is saying that both Paramount and Universal are going to be making the obvious choice of switching to Blu-ray. Universal’s president Craig Komblau said “While Universal values the close partnership we have shared with Toshiba, it is time to turn our focus to releasing new and catalog titles on Blu-ray.” […]

It’s Official, Toshiba Drops HD-DVD Support

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Toshiba made a statement early this morning stating that it will no longer develop manufacture or market HD-DVD players and recorders. Toshiba said that they have no plans to beginning making Blu-ray products but I’m sure if Toshiba wanted to be in this market they will eventually cave and start making Blu-ray. Toshiba is committed […]

HD-DVD Is It Dead Yet?

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Pretty much. On the 15th word came out that Wal-Mart was going to discontinue support of the format by June, players AND discs. This means that if you want to head off to your local Wal-Mart to get your HD disc fix you better be ready to see Blu-ray on those shelves. Wal-Mart made the […]

Netlix Decides To Go Blu-Ray Exclusive

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Netflix announced Monday that it will stock only Blu-ray discs and will soon be dropping the HD-DVD format. Netflix have offered both formats since they hit the streets in early 2006. “We’re now at the point where the industry can pursue the migration to a single format, bring clarity to the consumer and accelerate the […]

Blu-Ray Outselling HD-DVD in the Hardware Department

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Things don’t seem to be looking too good for HD-DVD. The research group NPD released numbers of hardware market share for High definition formats. In the week leading up to CES the hardware market share for both formats were practically tied but the week of CES Blu-ray kicked the crap out of HD-DVD selling 92.53% […]

Blu-Ray Winning Everyone Over

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“It should be consumer choice; and if that’s the way they vote, that’s something we’ll have to consider,” this is what Albert Penello group marketing manager of Xbox hardware said when asked whether Microsoft would support a Blu-ray DVD accessory in the event that HD-DVD failed. –source This single quote has made the blogsphere set […]

Blu-Ray May Have This Thing Wrapped Up

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Recently Warner Brothers Entertainment made the decision to (later this year) go Blu-Ray exclusive. For those of you at home keeping score this means that now HD-DVD only has Paramount Pictures, Universal, Focus Features, and Weinstein Co. Things aren’t looking too good for the format. (credit) The only real thing that I can see that […]

SlySoft AnyDVD HD Capable of Backing Up Blu-Ray and HD-DVD Discs

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The copy protection that is used on Blu-Ray discs, BD+, has officially been cracked. The guys at SlySoft have just released a beta of their AnyDVD HD software that will backup HD-DVDs and Blu-Ray discs. Back in February SlySoft released the first version of AnyDVD HD that was capable of backing up HD-DVD discs. It’s […]

$98.87 HD-DVD Player In Wal-Mart Today

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Today Wal-Mart is having some pretty awesome in store specials, including a Sanyo 50″ Plasma HDTV for $998, an Acer Laptop for $348, and a Toshiba HD-A2 HD-DVD Player for $98.87.So not only could you pick up a nice brand new 50″ HDTV for $998 but for an extra $98.87 you get yourself HD-DVD as […]

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