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Topic: HD DVD

Game over: Toshiba pulls plug on ailing HD DVD format

02/19/2008, 02:02 pm

Following a thorough review of its overall strategy, Toshiba Corporation said Tuesday that it will no longer develop or manufacture HD DVD players, marking an end to the battle against Blu-ray for supremacy as the next-generation optical disc format.

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Toshiba rumored to quit HD DVD as Wal-Mart pulls support

02/15/2008, 06:02 pm

The conflict between high-definition disc formats is rapidly drawing to a close, as Wal-Mart is the latest store to back Blu-ray over HD DVD and Toshiba is reportedly poised to withdraw its format from the market in the near future.

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Blu-ray exclusives by Best Buy, Netflix deal HD DVD serious blow

02/12/2008, 08:02 am

Compounding troubles for the ailing HD DVD format, Best Buy and movie rental service Netflix both said on Monday that they would focus their attention on Blu-ray discs.

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Briefly: 70K iPhones in Germany; HD DVD cuts; Office 2008 flaw

01/28/2008, 11:01 am

Germans have purchased only 70,000 iPhones since the handset went on sale in November. Meanwhile, HD DVD is said to be on its last leg, prompting Toshiba to slash the price of its HD DVD players across the board. And Microsoft is promising to fix a flaw discovered in its just-release Office 2008 suite for Mac.

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Universal seen clear of obligations to HD DVD, may switch to Blu-ray

01/10/2008, 03:01 pm

The two remaining studios backing HD DVD could soon switch sides to Blu-ray, ending the next-generation high-definition format war instantly, according to a published report.

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Paramount to abandon HD DVD in return to Blu-ray (updated)

01/08/2008, 11:01 am

Paramount Pictures is poised to drop its support of HD DVD in favor of Sony’s Blu-ray format, landing a decisive blow to the Toshiba-backed next-generation DVD format and all but assuring Blu-ray's role as the future standard for all high-definition digital video discs.

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Warner Bros. opts for Blu-ray over HD DVD

01/04/2008, 05:01 pm

Movie studio Warner Bros. has confirmed that it will switch to releasing HD movies only in the Blu-ray Disc format, potentially ending HD DVD's run in the marketplace and affecting the computer industry as a consequence.

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Apple set to ship Macs with Blu-ray support - report

01/03/2008, 10:01 am

Apple Inc. at this month's Macworld Expo will will outline a high-definition video strategy that will see its weight thrown further behind Sony Corp's Blu-ray DVD format as opposed to Toshiba's HD-DVD, according to one Wall Street analyst.

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