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Author:  Ludacris [ Sun Feb 17, 2008 12:29 am ]
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Toshiba has finally decided to pull the plug on HD DVD, ending the Hi Def format war. They haven't officially announced it yet, but a Japanese website and an unnamed company source have confirmed it. Toshiba will lose "hundreds of millions of US dollars", but their HD DVD format was going nowhere fast. Two major companies have announced support of Blu-Ray this year, with many others having been behind the winning format earlier. However, the Japanese website, NHK, reports that HD DVD products will still be available for a while. There just won't be any further development. An official announcement from Toshiba is expected next week.
Source:http://crave.cnet.com/8301-1_105-9873848-1.html?tag=cnetfd.mt

Author:  ___ [ Sun Feb 17, 2008 9:41 am ]
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yay cheap hddvds

Author:  longview [ Sun Feb 17, 2008 10:16 am ]
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HD-DVD still has porn right? So I guess it's pretty even then.

Author:  Ludacris [ Sun Feb 17, 2008 1:55 pm ]
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That is why I thought that HD-DVD would win. BluRay does not want to publish porn...

Author:  XDude [ Sun Feb 17, 2008 6:01 pm ]
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maybe hd-dvd would be kept for porn and only porn
next year, if you see a guy buying hd-dvds, you'll know what he's up to :P

Author:  longview [ Sun Feb 17, 2008 7:13 pm ]
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Actually the BluRay no-porn thing was a misunderstanding, but it was enough that most of the porn industry sided with HD-DVD, porn is big but not quite big enough that they outrank all the major studios. The porno industry will probably go with BluRay if there aren't any HD-DVD players on the market.

Author:  Ludacris [ Sun Feb 17, 2008 8:10 pm ]
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BluRay does seperate itselve from Porn.. they do not want to release porn on BD

Author:  someone153 [ Mon Feb 18, 2008 2:36 am ]
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Well more and more companies started siding with BluRay so this was going to happen. Porn will eventually get released on BluRay because there won't be any HD-DVD support. :)

Author:  ___ [ Mon Feb 18, 2008 5:21 am ]
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there is already porn on bluray in japan

Author:  XDude [ Mon Feb 18, 2008 6:54 am ]
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___ wrote:
there is already porn on bluray in japan

japanese people must be horny
blu-ray would be hacked if they don't allow porn, so there is no sense to stop it

Author:  XX55XX [ Mon Feb 18, 2008 11:14 pm ]
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Blu-Ray still hasn't won over the traditional DVD format yet, though. I can hardly see this as a victory for the Blu-Ray camp.

Only when DVDs disappear entirely will I consider a Blu-Ray player. Until then, it's DVDs FTW!

Author:  Daniel [ Mon Feb 18, 2008 11:18 pm ]
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Who needs Blu-Ray discs... Soon we're all using PCDs :P

Author:  ___ [ Tue Feb 19, 2008 4:43 am ]
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hmmmm protein huh

Author:  dj_cityboy [ Fri Feb 22, 2008 6:17 pm ]
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i was really surprised to hear this news as well....seeing as Sony has many failed attemots at intro'ing new technology, they failed with Betamaxx, Minidisc, and i thought it was goin to be downhill for the Blu-Ray....i guess i was wrong!

makes getting PS3 that much better :D

thanx fer the news Luda!

peas
cityboy

Author:  ___ [ Sat Feb 23, 2008 12:51 am ]
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it was only a matter of time before this happened, but im surprised it was this soon

Author:  dj_cityboy [ Sat Feb 23, 2008 4:45 am ]
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^^ true i can only wonder what will happen with the Xbox's hd-dvd's and what will M$ have to do, in order to get blu-ray into the xbox360, to stay competitive....

heck! would Sony even give them the rights? :P

looks like it may be tough for 360 owners...

peas
cityboy

Author:  XDude [ Sat Feb 23, 2008 5:40 am ]
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dj_cityboy wrote:
^^ true i can only wonder what will happen with the Xbox's hd-dvd's and what will M$ have to do, in order to get blu-ray into the xbox360, to stay competitive....

heck! would Sony even give them the rights? :P

looks like it may be tough for 360 owners...

peas
cityboy

you shouldnt buy a 150 buck hddvd drive for the xbox 360, I think its stupid and a waste of money, peroid.

Author:  hounsell [ Sat Feb 23, 2008 12:34 pm ]
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dj_cityboy wrote:
what will M$ have to do, in order to get blu-ray into the xbox360, to stay competitive


I believe Microsoft have planned a Bluray addon, but im sure Sony will enjoy making them pay for the privilage.

Author:  Doctor Mindvipe [ Sat Feb 23, 2008 8:44 pm ]
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Let MS pay... GO SONY!!!!!!

:p

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