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Submitted by ktchong 2717d ago | rumor

Toshiba announces press conferences, expected to end HD DVD

Japanese news website Nikke.net reports that Toshiba has scheduled a press conference for 5PM Tokyo time (12AM PST) on Tuesday.

According to the well-respected Nikkei financial newspaper (see Alternative Sources,) Toshiba will announce an immediate withdrawal from its HD DVD business. Toshiba will cease all development, production and sales of HD DVD players -- effective immediately.

Toshiba president Atsutoshi Nishida would make the announcement, the Japanese newspaper said. (Industry, Tech)

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gamesblow  +   2718d ago
Pour one for our homie...
akaFullMetal  +   2717d ago
u must mean homies, everybody who bougth hd-dvd is going to be disappointed, we should all hold a moment of silence for hd-dvd.
ChefDejon  +   2717d ago
so
is that in 2 hours eastren time
pwnsause  +   2717d ago
announcement at 3am EST. i'll stay up for that.
Kenshin_BATT0USAI  +   2717d ago
I got school tmr, ( Waterloo math contest as well) SO its either all-nighter or I don't see this. I guess I will pull all-nighter since this would be a very nice bit of info on my technology essay (about advancements in media tech, that is)
mikeslemonade  +   2717d ago
Yep this calls for a celebration. All those Bladestar, Power of Green, and Bloodmask theories were wrong, and yet two of the three still continue to post more theories about how 360 will be the best and sell the most.
OmegaKulu  +   2717d ago
Could this be it? The final moment? Hope we can finally watch all the movies on one single format.
xplosneer  +   2717d ago
What time pacific?
Above: you disagree with each other. Which is it?
grashopper  +   2717d ago
Yea
12:00AM Pacific 3:00AM Eastern if your in a unimportant area in the middle you have to figure it out :)
Tru_Blu  +   2717d ago
2 AM Central, that other one is the unimportant one.
aiphanes  +   2717d ago
Everybody knows the center of the world is in TEXAS!
That right Texas is the center of the world and its in Central Time!
pwnsause  +   2717d ago
lol what do you mean unimportant NYC FTW!
jwatt  +   2717d ago
East coast baby!
Nathaniel_Drake  +   2717d ago
Hey 4.3
I agree Texas all the way
bosels11  +   2717d ago
Hey 4.3 and 4.6 - thats right 3rd times a charm TEXAS!
deeznuts  +   2717d ago
I am from California but I lol'd. I actually really like texas. Big steaks, BBQ what's not to like? I get my bbq rub from there for my ribs and briskets.
Foxx77  +   2717d ago
That unimportant time zone known as Mountain Time where I'm at ... hooray! ;)
360_Rules  +   2717d ago
Can I get a HD-DVD add-on for my 360 for $50! :D
akaFullMetal  +   2717d ago
probably for less man
-EvoAnubis-  +   2717d ago
Interesting.
meepmoopmeep  +   2717d ago
FINALLY
and so the curtains fall
pwnsause  +   2717d ago
thats actually pretty good since it serves as a good upscaler.
Bolts  +   2717d ago
They say no.
People should know when they're conquered.
hektop  +   2717d ago
This is the end
This is the end
my only friend the end.
I will never look into your eyes again.
JohnRico  +   2717d ago
Congratulations to Sony & friends for winning a Media Format War. But the real war has just begun for Microsoft & Nintendo & Sony
whateva  +   2717d ago
DEAD FORMAT WALKING!
ANY LAST WORDS???
Kenshin_BATT0USAI  +   2717d ago
I think its about time for some Iron Maiden- Hallowed Be Thy Name

Im waiting in my cold cell when the bell begins to chime
Reflecting on my past life and it doesnt have much time
Cos at 5 oclock they take me to the gallows pole
The sands of time for me are running low

When the priest comes to read me the last rites
I take a look through the bars at the last sights
Of a world that has gone very wrong for me

Can it be theres some sort of error
Hard to stop the surmounting terror
Is it really the end not some crazy dream

Somebody please tell me that Im dreaming
Its not so easy to stop from screaming
But words escape me when I try to speak
Tears they flow but why am I crying
After all I am not afraid of dying
Dont believe that there is never an end

As the guards march me out to the courtyard
Someone calls from a cell God be with you
If theres a God then why has he let me die?

As I walk all my life drifts before me
And though the end is near Im not sorry
Catch my soul cos its willing to fly away

Mark my words please believe my soul lives on
Please dont worry now that I have gone
Ive gone beyond to see the truth

When you know that your time is close at hand
Maybe then you'll begin to understand
Life down there is just a strange illusion.

Perfect description.
FamilyGuy  +   2717d ago
Hmmm
Thats 10 mins from now if they mean Pacific coast time by that PST
Foxx77  +   2717d ago
Anyone know where we'll be able to find live coverage or should I just check some of the hi def web sites to see if they're up at this time and doing updates?
HD DVD  +   2717d ago
http://www.engadget.com/200...

Goodbye cruel world!
Foxx77  +   2717d ago
lol ... and thanks for the link

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