Netflix: HD DVDs are Going Bye-Bye
We all knew that the day would come when Netflix would discontinue their HD DVD delivery service, but up until now, many of us (stalwart HD DVD supporters) were left holding our breath.
Well, it’s official. On December 15th, HD DVD’s will no longer be available for rent on Netflix.
Straight from the horse’s mouth:
Effective December 15, 2008, we will no longer carry HD DVDs. At that time, we will automatically replace any HD DVD titles in your Queue with standard DVDs when available. You don’t have to do anything.
Last February, we announced that since most of the major movie studios had decided to release their high-def movies exclusively in Blu-ray, we were going exclusively Blu-ray as well and would be phasing out our HD DVDs.
We’re sorry for any inconvenience. If you have any questions or need further assistance, please call us at 1-888-638-3549.
- The Netflix Team
It’s been a while since we’ve rented any HD DVD’s from Netflix, but it was comforting to have that option — to know that the fallback option existed. Alas, those days will soon come to a end, and for those of you out there that refuse to make the switch to Blu, you’ll have to look elsewhere for your HD rentals. Lucky for you, VUDU seems to be kicking it into high gear lately, with over 1000 HD titles at your fingertips. Not to shabby, eh?
Of course you could always hold out for the Netflix HD streaming option, and stick with the oh-so-loveable Netflix, which ain’t a bad idea either.
[via Hacking Netflix]