OK, so Toshiba officially put HD-DVD to sleep a couple of months back. It’s a pity but it’s a fact. Yet today The Register has a piece on how HD-DVD disk sales remain solid since that time.
It’s also a fact that Toshiba folded their hand in the light of studio momentum. It’s not so much that the Blur-Ray camp won the war…the HD-DVD camp walked away from the battle when abandoned by their arms suppliers.
The price of Blu-Ray players remains high, and has even gone up in recent weeks. Further, the current crop of players don’t support many of the more advanced capabilities of the last batch of HD-DVD players. No internet interactivity, etc.
I guess it’ll be a while before we invest in Blu-Ray around here.