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Xbox 360 Blu-ray rumours return

It’s been claimed , and denied , repeatedly since the demise of HD-DVD , but now new talk of a possible Blu-ray drive for Xbox 360 has emerged. Xbit Laboratories claims that the Toshiba-Samsung Storage Technology Corp has already entered into a contract to build external Blu-ray drives for Xbox …

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Analyst convinced Wii HD is coming

Games analyst Michael Pachter has reignited the recent Wii HD rumours by stating that he believes such a move would strengthen Nintendo’s already strong position in the games market. The platform holder recently unveiled its third iteration of its handheld DS console, but has so far not made noises about …

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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 – and US retailers are reacting quickly to the news. Reuters reports that many leading North American retailers, such as …

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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 to arrive shortly. A statement from the firm read: "The media reported that Toshiba will discontinue its HD DVD business. …

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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. Reuters reports that the news was broken by Japanese broadcaster NHK, with the outlet predicting that Toshiba’s losses could amount to hundreds of millions …

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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 format in its stores. The news comes just a day after giant US rental firm Netflix declared that it is …

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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 of Sony’s Blu-Ray format. Tech blog Engadget says the mail rental service cites the dissipating studio support of HD-DVD as …

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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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Microsoft aims to drive HD-DVD

With market analysts claiming that Blu-Ray is slowly taking charge of the hi-def format war, Microsoft has teamed up with HD-DVD creator Toshiba to form the Advanced Interactivity Consortium, a body whose aim is to increase the uptake of the format, CVG reports. The Advanced Interactivity Consortium has its roots …

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Microsoft aims to drive HD-DVD

With market analysts claiming that Blu-Ray is slowly taking charge of the hi-def format war, Microsoft has teamed up with HD-DVD creator Toshiba to form the Advanced Interactivity Consortium, a body whose aim is to increase the uptake of the format, CVG reports. The Advanced Interactivity Consortium has its roots …

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