TDK to Discontinue HD DVD Recordable Media?

Posted by Dave Cowl on February 1, 2008 
Filed Under: Blu-ray, Format War, HD DVD

tdk.gifWe read over at Warren Communications News that Imation will discontinue HD DVD media for their TDK brand. This will effectively make TDK Blu-ray exclusive.

While recordable media has not played much of a role in the USA, in Japan most of the ‘players’ sold are also recorders.

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3 Responses to “TDK to Discontinue HD DVD Recordable Media?”

  1. The Guardian on February 1st, 2008 4:15 pm

    I’ve seen several stores selling recordable HD DVDs, but I’ve never seen a burner for them…. somewhat odd that the stores would even stock them?!

  2. Dave Cowl on February 1st, 2008 4:27 pm

    The HD DVD burner is a mysterious creature. It seems that the easiest way to get one is to get one of the high end Toshiba laptops. The drive that is in those laptops can also be got if you try hard enough, but I have yet to see a ‘normal’ half height drive that we have come to expect for a typical PC.

    I have wondered for quite some time about his, especially since back when AOD (which became HD DVD) was touted years ago at CES I am pretty sure it was promoted as a writable disc…

  3. Jast3r Rogu3 on February 1st, 2008 6:11 pm

    Another bites the dust!

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