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Thursday, April 10, 2008

HD-DVD RIP or What?

Someone just jumped me saying
"I got an HD-DVD player ! 99 bucks at XXXXmart!"

eh? you did WHAT? HD-DVD died over a month ago.

There is one serious misinformation thing going on here... XXXXmart sold you an abandoned technology platform, an apparently didnt tell you about that.

Although Toshiba officially threw in the towel in Mid-February, most of us knew there were deals going on in private to aquire it and spin off a new company for the platform. Apparently those deals are slow in shaping up, or the cross license issues are too severe to stomach. HD-DVD at this moment has no future solid plan and is essentially a dying legacy in its own time.

http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/080219/20080219005651.html read if you must.

This is questionable in a bunch of ways, for one it means that Blu-Ray will do as it pleases and the XBOX crowd is left with an aftermarket source for its Game console? Not really... its deeper than that, HD-DVD is an excellent platform, its just not secure enough for HD movie releases from Hollywood. This does not mean there is no exit plan, Toshiba halted R&D, MFG and patent squabbles are now moot ...


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