Entries in 'hd-dvd' (35)

US: Warner launches HD-DVD for Blu-ray trade deal

US: Warner launches HD-DVD for Blu-ray trade deal

Disgruntled HD-DVD customers in the US are being offered the chance to modernise their film collection thanks to Warner and a new scheme entitled Red2Blu, Home Cinema Choice reports.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 23rd 2009 at 2:40PM in News
Report: Blu-Ray too reliant on PS3

Report: Blu-Ray too reliant on PS3

Blu-Ray may have consigned HD-DVD to history’s rubbish bin, but it may still struggle to replace the traditional DVD format – not least because the format’s market is too ...
by Tim Ingham
on Apr 24th 2008 at 4:11PM in News
Microsoft: Forget HD-DVD – the future is digital distribution

Microsoft: Forget HD-DVD – the future is digital distribution

Speaking to UK newspaper The Guardian, UK Xbox boss Neil Thompson has insisted that his company did not back the wrong horse when it supported Toshiba and its HD-DVD ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 3rd 2008 at 2:36PM in News
Blu-Ray prices hit new high

Blu-Ray prices hit new high

Samsung, Sony and Sharp are selling Blu-ray players for the highest prices all year, following what is generally considered the demise of rival format HD-DVD, according to a price comparison ...
by Tim Ingham
on Mar 13th 2008 at 12:08PM in News

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Xbox 360 HD-DVD player discontinued

Xbox 360 HD-DVD player discontinued

Following Toshiba’s decision to cease development and production of HD-DVD equipment, Microsoft has now confirmed that manufacturing of its HD-DVD add-on for Xbox 360 is also to end.

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by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 25th 2008 at 10:08AM in News
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
Xbox 360 sells 18m worldwide

Xbox 360 sells 18m worldwide

Microsoft’s GDC keynote speaker, John Schappert, has claimed that the 360 has sold more than 18 million units worldwide.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 22nd 2008 at 10:00AM 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

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Microsoft: HD-DVD will have no impact on 360

Microsoft: HD-DVD will have no impact on 360

Following the news that Toshiba has dropped the guillotine on its struggling HD-DVD format, Microsoft has said that it doesn’t believe the decision will have any impact on the next-gen ...
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by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 19th 2008 at 1:01PM 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 ...
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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
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

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European Blu-Ray sales hit 2m

European Blu-Ray sales hit 2m

Europe has bought 2.37 million Blu-Ray disks since the format went on sale in 2006, achieving the landmark figure faster than it took standard DVD to when it first appeared ...
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by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 14th 2008 at 1:31PM 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
US: 360 HD-DVD price slashed

US: 360 HD-DVD price slashed

With many predicting that the hi-def DVD war is fast approaching an end, and an end that will be marked with a Blu-Ray victory, Microsoft has slashed the price of ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 7th 2008 at 12:38PM in News

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National Geographic drops HD-DVD

National Geographic drops HD-DVD

Sky News reports that National Geographic is to drop the HD DVD format in favour of rival hi-def format, Blu-Ray.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 1st 2008 at 12:58PM in News
Toshiba responds to Woolworths HD-DVD cull

Toshiba responds to Woolworths HD-DVD cull

Toshiba has spoken out in response to Woolworths’ announcement that it is to phase out HD-DVD from its stores in March.

by Tim Ingham
on Jan 28th 2008 at 3:45PM in News
Woolworths dumps HD-DVD

Woolworths dumps HD-DVD

Woolworths has announced that it is to drop HD-DVD from its product mix in March – leaving Blu-Ray as the sole ‘next-gen’ DVD format in its stores.

by Tim Ingham
on Jan 28th 2008 at 11:12AM in News
Now HD-DVD is losing the porn war

Now HD-DVD is losing the porn war

Though it might seem insignificant compared to the recent decision from Warner, the latest studio to pull out of HD-DVD production could deliver an equally large blow to HD-DVD’s survival ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 17th 2008 at 5:29PM in News
Toshiba plans HD-DVD price cut

Toshiba plans HD-DVD price cut

Following a torrid week that has seen Warner defect to Blu-Ray and other studios, such as Paramount and Universal, waiver in their support, CNN Money claims that Toshiba is ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 15th 2008 at 11:04AM in News
Universal next to abandon HD-DVD?

Universal next to abandon HD-DVD?

Following Warner’s high-profile defection to Blu-Ray, and the news that Paramount has an escape clause in its HD-DVD contract, Variety reports that studio powerhouse Universal could be the next firm ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 14th 2008 at 11:44AM in News
Microsoft would consider 360 Blu-Ray drive

Microsoft would consider 360 Blu-Ray drive

Xbox 360 format holder Microsoft has said that whilst its gaming unit still fully backs Toshiba’s HD-DVD hi-def format, it could still consider supporting Sony’s rival Blu-Ray technology.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 9th 2008 at 9:57AM in News
Paramount denies Blu-Ray defection

Paramount denies Blu-Ray defection

Following the recent news that Warner Bros is to drop its support of Toshiba’s HD-DVD hi-def movie format, fellow movie studio Paramount has denied that it is to do the ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 8th 2008 at 11:37AM in News
CES 2008: HD-DVD conference cancelled

CES 2008: HD-DVD conference cancelled

Following the news that Warner is to cease production of HD-DVD movies and instead exclusively support Sony’s rival Blu-Ray format, last night’s CES 2008 North American HD-DVD Promotion Group conference ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 7th 2008 at 11:27AM in News