HD DVD is Dead: A Retrospective

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The next-generation format war has been quite the bitter battle, but it's obvious which format has come out on top. HD DVD is effectively dead, much to dismay of its major supporters. This must also...

Toshiba's HD-DVD future uncertain

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Shares in Toshiba have gained more than 5% as speculation intensified that the electronics giant is set to scrap its high definition DVD format, HD DVD. The firm said it was reviewing its business strategies,...

Blu-ray outsells HD-DVD in U.S. for first 9 months

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Home Media Research, a division of Home Media Magazine, has found that from January 1 through September 30, total U.S. sales of Sony's Blu-ray discs amounted to 2.6 million units compared with Toshiba's 1.4 million...

Paramount and DreamWorks: HD-DVD Exclusive

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In a surprising twist in the nex-gen format war between Blu-Ray and HD-DVD, Paramount Studios and Dreamworks Animation have announced today that they will exclusively support the HD-DVD format on a worldwide basis. This exclusive...

Blu-ray Outpaces HD-DVD in U.S.

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Blu-ray high-definition movie discs outsold films on the rival HD-DVD format by 2-to-1 in the United States in the first half of 2007, Home Media Research said on Tuesday. The division of Home Media Magazine...

Toshiba Slash HD-DVD Player Prices

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In a shock move Toshiba have slashed the price of many of their HD-DVD players in the US, effective immediately. They labelled the move a "strategic action". The reduction sees its entry level player priced...

Blu-ray and HD-DVD Face Title Fight

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The high definition battle is starting to heat up. Completely ignoring the hybrid disc and player alternatives, Sony and Toshiba are stepping up their fire power with more high definition players (Toshiba just released a...

1st Official HD-DVD drive for PCs

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Buffalo will be launching the HDV-ROM2.4FB at the end of this month. Officially this HD-DVD drive (OEMed by Toshiba) will be the world's first HD-DVD drive for PCs. Some high-end PCs already shipped with HD-DVD...

Microsoft: No plans for internal HD-DVD 360 drives

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Takashi Sensui, General Manager Xbox Japan, has suggested that Microsoft currently have no plans to incorporate the forthcoming HD-DVD drive internally within Xbox 360 units, but did suggest that this could be a possibility if...

Xbox 360 HD-DVD Addon Announced

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Xbox 360, while powerful on its own, is also a foundation from which new technology and accessories can be added. Chief among these is the recently announced HD DVD add-on. This much anticipated accessory carries...

Toshiba HD-DVD Player Torn Apart

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By now we all know that Toshiba has released its HD-DVD drive to the wild. Some people didn't care, while others had to be the first to own one. For Lorin Thwaits, being among the...

DVD, HD-DVD, Blu-Ray and You

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Confused? You should be. While many dedicated Neowin members may already be caught up on the facts regarding next generation high definition home movie disc formats, there are still many people on the outside looking...

Toshiba Delays HD-DVD in US

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Toshiba have announced the delay of their HD-DVD players in the US. They said that the players will now be released in April so that it can synchronise the release with film releases from Hollywood...

Watch HD-DVD on your 360…but forget games

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1UP.com is reporting that Microsoft's corporate VP Peter Moore announced at CES that the company will be releasing an external HD-DVD drive for the Xbox 360. Using this drive, you will be able to watch...

Microsoft Shoots Down Talk of HD-DVD Equipped Xbox 360

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Microsofthas cleared up speculation regarding possible HD-DVD functionality infuture versions of the Xbox 360, saying that it currently has no plansto release an Xbox 360 equipped with a next-generation DVD player. The unusually direct statement...

HP Considers Backing HD-DVD

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The Blu-ray Disc group, which aims to set the standard for next-generation DVDs, said it would not adopt a proposal from Hewlett-Packard by the launch of the technology, leading the PC maker to say it...

Paramount to Support Both HD-DVD and Blu-Ray

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Paramount Home Entertainment has decided to offer its films in both HD-DVD and Blu-Ray formats, becoming the first major content provider to publicly support both next generation media types. With consumers being left to choose...

Toshiba Postpones HD-DVD Players

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After originally planning to release HD-DVD players to the US market late this year, Toshiba has announced a delay until February or March of 2006. Toshiba and other HD-DVD supporters have agreed that a...

Microsoft and Intel Back HD-DVD

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In the latest chapter of the Blu-Ray/HD-DVD saga, Microsoft and Intel have announced their backing of Toshiba's HD-DVD standard. Stephen Balogh, Intel's director of optical media standards and technologies, stated "We (Intel) wanted to...

US HD-DVD Launch Pushed Back to Early 2006

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The US launch of the HD-DVD format won't take place until early next year according to one Toshiba official, and a lack of coordination between hardware and software partners is to blame. The official...

HD-DVD Standard Earns Approval

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The DVD Forum has approved the physical disc specifications for the rewritable version of HD-DVDs (High Definition/High Density-DVDs), taking the format an important step nearer to mass production. At a meeting in Taiwan on September...

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