Entries in 'format war' (7)

Unanimous studio backing for Blu-Ray

Unanimous studio backing for Blu-Ray

With HD-DVD now officially dead and buried, the final former backer’s of Toshiba’s disc technology have now officially pitched their flags in the Blu-Ray camp.

Reuters
reports that Paramount, the ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 22nd 2008 at 10:37AM in News
Struggles will continue for Blu-Ray, analyst claims

Struggles will continue for Blu-Ray, analyst claims

Analyst firm Strategy Analytics has stated that although the battle has been won, the war is far from over for Sony’s hi-def disc format Blu-Ray.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 20th 2008 at 10:59AM in News
Blu-Ray promotions step up a gear

Blu-Ray promotions step up a gear

Though the final official confirmation is not expected to arrive until tomorrow, it seems that the world has accepted that the long-fought hi-def format war is at and end ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 18th 2008 at 11:01AM in News
Toshiba refuses to confirm HD-DVD death

Toshiba refuses to confirm HD-DVD death

Toshiba has refused to officially confirm that its HD-DVD format is dead following reports over the weekend that it is to scrap the technology – though confirmation is still expected ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 18th 2008 at 10:27AM in News

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Toshiba scraps HD-DVD as hi-def war ends

Toshiba scraps HD-DVD as hi-def war ends

It’s official – the hi-def format war is over, with news of Toshiba’s decision to cease production of HD-DVD equipment, handing victory to Sony’s Blu-Ray technology.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 17th 2008 at 7:39PM in News
Best Buy latest to strike HD-DVD blow

Best Buy latest to strike HD-DVD blow

It just gets worse for HD-DVD in North America – leading national retailer Best Buy has now said that it is to encourage the uptake of Sony’s hi-def Blu-Ray disc ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 12th 2008 at 8:08PM in News
Now Netflix abandons HD-DVD

Now Netflix abandons HD-DVD

In a further blow to Toshiba’s beleaguered HD-DVD hi-def disc format, giant US DVD rental service Netflix has announced that it to phase out the format this year in favour ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 11th 2008 at 4:24PM in News