Monday, February 18, 2008

R.I.P. HD DVD Mar. 2006-Feb. 2008

Legal guardians of the struggling DVD movie disc format have decided they will be removing their beloved format from life support. The decision follows announcements from nearly every major studio to cease creation of discs, favoring instead the Sony-backed BluRay standard.

The first player was released in March 2006 at a price just under $1000. Despite efforts to significantly reduce the price of players, Toshiba was just not able to gain traction and market share. BluRay, backed by Sony, has prevailed as the dominant standard.

At the request of family and friends, no services will be held. In lieu of flowers, please buy BluRay discs.

Listen to this report, originally broadcast on KXL-AM Monday February 18: kxl_bluraywins-wrap1_20080218.mp3 (MP3)

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