Toshiba Says to Quit HD DVD, Ending Format War
Much as we all expected, the press release came from Toshiba today stating that it would stop promoting and producing its HD DVD format for the next-generation DVD.
The decision ends a war between rival consortiums led by Toshiba and Sony
vying to set the standard for high-definition movies on DVDs.
Toshiba said it would begin to reduce shipments of HD DVD players and recorders
and aim to end the business by the end of next month.
With this now official, it will be interesting to see how the studios react in the morning…