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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. The decision was made by Woolworths execs after Blu-Ray discs outsold HD-DVD by ten-to-one at the chain over Christmas. Woolworths will continue to …

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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 chances. TGdaily reports that leading hi-def pornography film studio Digital Playground has withdrawn its support of HD-DVD and instead backed …

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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 planning to slash the price of its HD-DVD players as it attempts to prevent defeat at the hands of Blu-Ray. …

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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 to pitch its flag in the Blu-Ray camp. The site claims that Universal’s HD-DVD commitment has officially been brought to …

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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. Xbox group marketing manager Albert Penello told Reuters that: "It should be consumer choice, and if that’s the way they vote, that’s …

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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 same. Bloomberg reports that US newspapers are claiming that Paramount has a clause in its HD-DVD exclusivity contract that allows …

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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 was cancelled. A statement from the body read: "Based on the timing of the Warner Home Video announcement today, we …

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CES 2008: Manufacturers react to Warners Blu-Ray backing

In a massive blow to Toshiba’s HD-DVD hi-def disc format, content giant Warner Bros has announced that it is to release future HD movie content exclusively on Sony’s Blu-Ray format, with production of Toshiba’s HD-DVD discs to cease by May. Warner chairman and CEO Barry Meyer said of the decision: …

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PS3 Blu-Ray player gets update

PS3’s reputation as one of the best Blu-Ray players on the marketplace will take a further boost tomorrow with the arrival of Sony’s latest firmware update, taking the disc standard to what is known as ‘Profile 1.1′. Though to many PS3 owners this will mean absolutely nothing, it does mean …

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Blu-Ray bossing European hi-def market

Whist it remains too early to predict if one format will emerge victorious in the ongoing battle to capture the hi-def disc format crown, Sony’s Blu-Ray standard appears to be winning the European war, having recently broken the one million unit sales barrier. This number represents just under 75 per …

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