Posts Tagged ‘ HD-DVD ’

Blu-Ray Death Watch Starting

Feb 23rd, 2008 | By | Category: Digital Video Downloads, Streaming Video, Video

Back in June of last year, we suggested that in the fight between Blu-Ray and HD DVD, Internet TV would be the winner: Internet TV is plagued by the same problems as Blu-Ray and HD DVD, though: limited content, complex setup and high cost for hardware. Nevertheless, Internet TV is already good enough to make […]

Toshiba Kills HD DVD

Feb 19th, 2008 | By | Category: Digital Video Downloads, Video

Toshiba Corporation today announced that it is killing off HD DVD. “We carefully assessed the long-term impact of continuing the so-called ‘next-generation format war’ and concluded that a swift decision will best help the market develop,” said Atsutoshi Nishida, President and CEO of Toshiba Corporation. “While we are disappointed for the company and more importantly, […]

HD DVD Dead; Blu-Ray Next?

Feb 17th, 2008 | By | Category: Digital Movie Store, Digital Video Downloads, Internet TV, Streaming Video, Video

It looks like Toshiba is giving up on HD DVD, making Blu-Ray the de facto high-definition DVD standard. The format war, often compared to the Betamax-VHS battle in the 1980s, has confused consumers unsure of which DVD or player to buy. The HD DVD standard has suffered crippling blows in the last few months, though, […]

High Definition DVD Formats Going Nowhere Fast

Dec 31st, 2007 | By | Category: Digital Video Downloads, Internet TV, Video

Despite the fact that prices have plummeted for next-generation high-definition DVD players, the two systems – Blu-ray, developed by Sony, and HD DVD, from Toshiba, have sold only about one million stand-alone players combined. In June, we suggested that the winner in the war between HD DVD and Blu-Ray could be Internet TV. Increasingly, it’s […]