From PSX Extreme: "On NHK, Japanese TV, a reporter for the channel has made the announcement that Toshiba will halt production of HD-DVD players and conceding a loss to the Blu-ray group."
the war has ended now we can have this site going back to games and not this war
now i don't have to scroll through 50 posts of blu-ray and hd dvd war, and the different stances that everyone and their mothers have on the issue. Lets get to nice discussion on games and the like.
still I would like to have a more reliable source on the matter, perhaps in time.
True, it will also stop lots of the stupid which one is better debates. Atleast there is only one format to choose now. Time for those prices to start dropping :-)
now time to push this baby and HDTV's. It's gonna be an HD world. And the PS3 console is the best.
how three bubbles can change the world. You've got to be kidding.
what the hell is up with u just before xmas u dissed the ps3 all the time every post u would diss it and now youre with it did u get one as a presant on xmas and the 360 died or something?
they show some good sense.but it must be hard for those
who paid big money for hd-dvd players
its natural to have casualties in a format war. when consumers take the plunge into a wrong format, it doesnt mean they are restricted of buying the oppasite format. they will make the switch again as soon as they are financially able to do so.
The same news coming from a different site does not justify a new story. This is when contributors need to link news to the original.
Duplicate stories are so cool!!!!1!1!
Nice burnout game BTW.
Faster than I had expected, I originally thought in March or April. Oh well, the sooner the better. Hop on the Blu train Paramount and Universal! :D
This is good news for everyone, now we can all get behind one format!
A prolonged and welcome ending to what is hopefully one of the last physical format wars
I feel bad for those retailers that still have HD-DVD stock, except the ones that ONLY stocked HD-DVD standalone players like K-mart, those can go to hell.
i wonder why you're sitting here alone and making a comment which qualifies in gamers zone. q: welcome to the blu world!
Thank god! no more stupid format war articles
couldnt have said it better
Yeah dude, i can't wait for the prices to come down. Time to stop buying dvds and buy BR. How many years til dvd goes the way of VHS, what do you guys think?
finally we can have one freaking format its done its finished!!!!! my condolences to HDdvd and Toshiba. SONY YOU CRAZY BEACHES you did it!
Best reply ever!
Microsoft lost the format war.
next is the console war
they joined hd dvd to caryy out the war so they could get there DD up and ready. it has worked out gd for microsoft
I agree MS didn't lose the format war, but you are insane if you think it was only so they could work on DD in the background, they have been doing that for a while now. They chose a side and by simple logic they went with the format that opposed Sony, simple business. They didn't lose the war but they did choose (at least at first since they might go with a blu add-on soon) the losing side. DD is the future, I think most of us will agree, but the key word being future. The mass user base won't have quality download capacity until around 2012 by many predictions and then you have to convince people to switch and there are a lot of people who want physical copies of things they own. I have no idea when it will take over but I would say DD isn't beating out blu until at least 2013 or 2014, but again...who knows?
Here lies HD-DvD beloved format. R.I.P ...
I didn't even get a 2 weeks notice!
ROFL. I wanna keep you around for the comments....
You alway crack me up, and bubble for you.
well.. that was a good one! q:
best comic relief on site-after all the fighting, doesnt it just FEEL better to laugh? bubbles
NOPE! YOU blu ray fanboys spin everything. HDDVD will come back and win!!11 MArk my words LOL!
Anyways tho they were dead a long time ago.
ps2 = Ps3 history repeats
WELCOME TO THE BLU WORLD! CONGRATES SONY! q: so the trojan horse won, eh?
sweet, hopfully, transformers and heros will be on bluray now:)
Yo listen up here's a story About a little guy that lives in a blu world And all day and all night and everything he sees Is just blu like him inside and outside Blu his house with a blue little window And a blu corvette And everything is blu for him and hisself And everybody around Cos he ain't got nobody to listen to I'm blu da ba dee da ba die... I have a blu house with a blu window. Blu is the colour of all that I wear. Blu are the streets and all the trees are too. I have a girlfriend and she is so blu. Blu are the people here that walk around, Blu like my corvette, it's standing outside. Blu are the words I say and what I think. Blu are the feelings that live inside me. I'm blu da ba dee da ba die... I have a blu house with a blu window. Blu is the colour of all that I wear. Blu are the streets and all the trees are too. I have a girlfriend and she is so blu. Blu are the people here that walk around, Blu like my corvette, it's standing outside. Blu are the words I say and what I think. Blu are the feelings that live inside me. I'm blu da ba dee da ba die... Inside and outside blu his house With the blu little window and a blu corvette And everything is blu for him and hisself And everybody around cause he aint got Nobody to listen to I'm blu da ba dee da ba die... I'm blu (if I was green I would die)
its the Blu Ray victory anthem brought to you by Eiffel 65 :)
The war is over. I feel like we should be dancing with ewoks and rebels near a bonfire. I can just see the ghostly figure of an hd-dvd disc now supporting blu-ray, the light side.
finally. i feel happy happy happy :D
Blu for the win^^
Has cdzie left the building yet?
... "flawless victory" With japanese accent of course.
lol, what a waste of money.
The format war is not over yet... hmmm
the damage has already been done one of the casualties is AMERICAN GANGSTER IS EXCLUSIVE TO HD DVD bahhhhhhhh ahhhhhhh ahhhhhh denzel!!!
Some one got fired over that...i'm sure
I like blu-ray!
Let the celebration begin!
To the defeated: Come on over and PLAY B3YOND
Ya just don't get in the way of Sony with simili format.
I think sony should give their Beta Max players that they have in the warehouse to toshiba....you think that would piss them off?:)
u thought with honour and valour. that deserves some praise.
but now a can buy a blu ray player samsung ofcourse. ur products are amazing. u had the best high def player so far(even better than the ps3rds one)evan sony fans might have the guts to admit that). but that will change in time. well u lost, but you lost to a very good side.
blu ray for thw win
welcome to the black perade. listen to that. while reading something about hd dvd dieing.
http://www.bruceongames.com... Geeze...maybe...maybe Sony deserved to win this format war.
PEOPLE should realise Sony invented Blue ray so Ms$Toshi lost to them. it was hard start but Sony cut throu like they will with ps3, knife is already sharp all is left to do is CUT.
RIP HD DVD
TRANSFORMERS ON BLU-RAY!!!!
...we shall miss ya! (Lifts glass...) Your time was too short, but Toshiba knew the ship was sinking so... (Rubs hands together) bring on the fire sales!!
Now that this is happening much faster than anyone imagined, is it still just wild speculation that Microsoft is working on BOTH a Blu-ray add-on AND an internal Blu-ray drive for the 360?
I don't think they will make an X360 with it inside though. I think that would go against everything they have said to this point about the topic. I easily see them making an add-on within the next few months. I also see them finally lowering the price on the proprietary hard drives as a push for the DD option (which I think is still a long ways down the road before its mainstream) to work out any kinks in that arena. Grats Blu even if Toshiba is still denying, of course didn't Britney deny having issues?
lmao. I'm so glad it's over. Now when I get my PS3rd for God of War 3, I won't have to worry about stupid movie availability.
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