R.I.P.: Toshiba HD DVD
So, it’s finally official. Toshiba delivers the “betamax address” and announced it’s giving up on the HD market and will discontinue production of players and recorders, according to recent press release.
Toshiba Corporation today announced that it has undertaken a thorough review of its overall strategy for HD DVD and has decided it will no longer develop, manufacture and market HD DVD players and recorders. This decision has been made following recent major changes in the market. Toshiba will continue, however, to provide full product support and after-sales service for all owners of Toshiba HD DVD products.
The good thing about this is that 3rd world countries such as ours will never have to suffer being casualties. We’re always late in the adoption and by the time ti fully arrives here, the war has been decided already. Only had the chance to experience HD DVD but not Blue-ray. Maybe next year’s purchase will be low-cost Blueray players.