Sunday, February 17, 2008

Toshiba kills off HD-DVD

I feel sad and good about this. Sad as the better technology is losing here.

Good that finally there is a 'single' solution.

As an avid dvd collector (at least 500 dvd's) I have been sitting on the fence for some time about deciding which high definition platform to go with.

If i had my preference I would have gone with HD-DVD for two reasons.

1/ it's region free - for an international person like myself this is a source of never ending issue.
2/ hd-dvd is from a company I can trust Toshiba....blu ray is from Sony (you need to remember this is the company that bought us root kits part 1, part 2)

I guess this means I'm now in the market for high definition discs, I might wait for a new series of players to come out of this round of announcements for the dust to settle but at least i dont need to wait any longer.


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