Format war drawing to a close? Toshiba may drop HD DVD

Format war: Toshiba to drop HD DVD? - Image 1It’s looking to be a landslide win for the Blu-ray camp in the format war as supporters drop the HD DVD format one by one. Now the new talk going around is that one of the HD DVD camp’s largest backers, Toshiba, may soon drop the format. Read the full story in the full article.

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The HD DVD camp has been losing backers slowly but surely ever since Warner Bros. went Blu-ray exclusive. The new word is that Toshiba, one of the largest HD DVD backers, will soon be leaving the format as well.

The new rumblings of Toshiba’s departure from the format comes from a statement made by a spokesperson for Toshiba. While the spokesperson proclaimed Toshiba’s continued support, she also made a statement that hints that it may not be for long:

Based on its technological advancements, we continue to believe HD DVD is the best format for consumers, given the value and consistent quality inherent in our player offerings.

Given the market developments in the past month. Toshiba will continue to study the market impact and the value proposition for consumers, particularly in light of our recent price reductions on all HD DVD players.

One source close to the HD DVD camp says that an announcement will be made soon. Will the format war soon draw to its conclusion? So far all signs lead to yes. Check back for updates.

Via Hollywood Reporter

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