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Jonelo
02-16-08, 11:15 AM
http://gigazine.net/index.php?/news/comments/20080216_toshiba_hddvd/


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Toshiba, HD DVD finally in the final stage of the withdrawal operations, the loss of several billion yen

NHK news reported by just seven at this time, according to Toshiba HD DVD business is in the final stage of withdrawal and the loss of several billion yen into that.


Reuter


http://www.reuters.com/article/rbssConsumerGoodsAndRetailNews/idUSL1637974620080216

LORD-eX-Bu
02-16-08, 03:15 PM
:udawg:

Airbrushkid
02-16-08, 03:39 PM
Give it sometime and Blu-ray will be on 360's.

six_storm
02-16-08, 04:00 PM
Give it sometime and Blu-ray will be on 360's.

I really hope so. A $200 BR drive for the X360 would be nice.

Revs
02-16-08, 04:02 PM
I just hope this means a drop in BluRay prices.

3DBrad
02-16-08, 04:57 PM
I sold my HD-DVD player and switched to Blu Ray a year ago or so. :D

JigenD
02-16-08, 05:17 PM
I'm not so into movies that I ever owned a HD DVD player, but I do own a bluray player in my PS3.

Now all I want is LOTR trilogy, Incredibles, and maybe the Matrix trilogy on bluray. I may also pick up stuff like Jurassic Part and the original Star Wars if they do a good conversion.

nrdstrm
02-16-08, 07:42 PM
I'm not so into movies that I ever owned a HD DVD player, but I do own a bluray player in my PS3.

Now all I want is LOTR trilogy, Incredibles, and maybe the Matrix trilogy on bluray. I may also pick up stuff like Jurassic Part and the original Star Wars if they do a good conversion.

This is likely one of the reasons that Blu-Ray won...Sony was right (even when everyone was dissing them due to the high cost of bundling BR with the PS3). They got a big installed base, plus (likely) money they paid to the studios to go BR only...

I own a PS3 as well. I think we will see things like LOTR, Incredibles, etc. soon enough now that HD-DVD is dead...

LycosV
02-16-08, 09:35 PM
I just hope this means a drop in BluRay prices.
That's not the way this normally works.

Eliminator
02-16-08, 09:44 PM
I just hope this means a drop in BluRay prices.
i think it will be the opposite if anything:headexplode:

mullet
02-16-08, 09:58 PM
Bottom line Sony outspent Toshiba. That is all and drive safely.

|MaguS|
02-16-08, 10:07 PM
Bottom line Sony outspent Toshiba. That is all and drive safely.

Yes because Sony funded Blu-Ray development all on their own and the format is theres so why not be the only member of the BDA to spend any money....

mullet
02-17-08, 12:53 AM
Yes because Sony funded Blu-Ray development all on their own and the format is theres so why not be the only member of the BDA to spend any money....

ok but I was talking about buying movie studios. Yah or Nay?

Apollo 13
02-17-08, 02:20 AM
you guys that are waiting for BD add on to come to the 360 will be waiting a long time or will probably be disappointed when one never gets released.

ArturNOW
02-17-08, 09:58 AM
Afterall Sony made great decision with putting Blu-Ray into every PS3 console. No matter which format won it's great there's the end of confusion. And yes let's hope it means lower prices for Blu-ray movies on pair with DVDs.

Imbroglio
02-17-08, 11:07 AM
ok but I was talking about buying movie studios. Yah or Nay?
definitely, sony with bd losing would mean a drop in ps3 sales. the ps3 as is has a terrible attach rate and i read somewhere that around 35-40% of ps3 install base never intends on playing games on the ps3. not that they couldn't afford the ps3 to bomb, but sometimes you have to spend money in hopes of making money. i'm just upset that this time the outcome was decided in a board room surrounded by pricks that don't care instead of the end user.

we won't be seeing lower prices on the movies or the players until holidays '08. bd companies want to make the most out of people making the switch, and until the cheaper lasers are actually mass produced, the prices won't be going anywhere.

Lyme
02-17-08, 01:36 PM
Yes because Sony funded Blu-Ray development all on their own and the format is theres so why not be the only member of the BDA to spend any money....

While you do have a point there, I simple cannot recall any advertising of Blu-Ray that wasn't done by Sony. I also cannot recall any other company speaking to the public/press on the behalf of Blu-ray. So while Sony is not the only member of BDA, I do get the impression that they are the ones pulling the strings.

SeriTonin
02-17-08, 04:52 PM
I just hope this means a drop in BluRay prices.

Not likely, now that there's no competition.

emacs
02-17-08, 08:59 PM
Not likely, now that there's no competition.

there will be competition among blu-ray player manufacturers

emacs
02-17-08, 09:04 PM
I also cannot recall any other company speaking to the public/press on the behalf of Blu-ray.

http://www.blu-raydisc.com/Section-14029/Section-14033/Section-14038/Index.html
http://www.blu-raydisc.com/Section-14029/Section-14032/Section-14034/Index.html