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Old 02-14-08, 10:25 PM   #1
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Toshiba is widely expected to pull the plug on its HD DVD format sometime in the coming weeks, reliable industry sources say, after a rash of retail defections that followed Warner Home Video's announcement in early January that it would support only the rival Blu-ray Disc format after May.

Officially, no decision has been made, insists Jodi Sally, vp of marketing for Toshiba America Consumer Products. "Based on its technological advancements, we continue to believe HD DVD is the best format for consumers, given the value and consistent quality inherent in our player offerings," she said.

But she hinted that something's in the air. "Given the market developments in the past month," she said, "Toshiba will continue to study the market impact and the value proposition for consumers, particularly in light of our recent price reductions on all HD DVD players."

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More from info from the link:
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/...d0bfb0c25aa58d

After reading 2 pages article... wow, that's coming from pretty credible website. We'll see what's going to happen in upcoming weeks.
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Old 02-14-08, 11:35 PM   #2
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i will grab quite a few movies when this happens.

my PC can play both formats, and if in future i can't find a combo stand alone player, converting from HD-DVD to BD is not hard.
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Old 02-14-08, 11:53 PM   #3
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Wow, never thought I'd see the day.
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Old 02-15-08, 01:33 AM   #4
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Toshiba is done. They have a BD player designed already, which will be announced at CEDIA.
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Welcome aboard Toshiba.
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Finally. I hate format wars.
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Old 02-15-08, 09:01 AM   #7
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welcome to higher prices
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Welcome to higher quality.

Welcome to good movies.

Welcome to good audio on almost every release.
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welcome to higher prices
The Player will be higher priced (for now) but the movies on average are actually cheaper... unless you only shop at Best Buy.
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I was always under the impression that on average, Blu-Ray titles were cheaper than HD-DVD (as long as you don't take into account the BOGO stuff)
It varies... Fox has a ridiculous MSRP... usually get those for 28 bucks on amazon... Sony has some for 27, but they are the 2 disc editions of movies (Superbad is one, and I think Walk Hard is going to be another). The difference is HD-DVD would be more expensive generally when it was a combo disc.
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Looks like I won't be upgrading to Blu-Ray for quite some time. I have other important purchases to make.
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