Netflix Announces “HD-DVDs Are Going Away”

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 all HD-DVDs in your queue with regular DVDs.

Netflix announced in February that they would begin phasing out HD-DVDs and I’m a little surprised that it has taken this long to finish the process.

I’m glad that we can finally put this format war completely to rest. Now if Best Buy would stop selling those Blu-ray/HD-DVD players.


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