Wednesday, February 20th 2008

Retailers Begin Dumping HD-DVD Stock

Retail stores around Japan apparently got the hint that Toshiba recently gave up the HD format war. As piles of outmoded equipment pile up, retailers are anxious to get rid of them. In some stores, HD-DVD recorders can be found at the same price as older DVD recorders. At this point, the real savings can only be found in places around Tokyo, where the original story was recorded. However, expect retailers around the whole world to begin seriously discounting HD-DVD equipment. After all, the industry has decided on Blu-ray.Source: The Inquirer
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29 Comments on Retailers Begin Dumping HD-DVD Stock

#1
Azazel
effmaster said:
Whoever said that it wont work 2 years from now? I have an old VCR at my house that still works fine that has never gone out on me yet. This one will not be any different
i think he means the fact the you wont be able to buy any movies for it :) there are just a handful of hd dvd at the moment...and non in the future
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WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Where can I get one of these HD DVD burners? :P All kidding aside, Id love to get my hands on a cheap BD burner. However, media prices and the burners themselves arent anything cheap or impressive enough.
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Triprift
effmaster said:
Whoever said that it wont work 2 years from now? I have an old VCR at my house that still works fine that has never gone out on me yet. This one will not be any different
Youll be hopeing that unfortuently we live in an age where machines dont last along time in general.
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effmaster
Triprift said:
Youll be hopeing that unfortuently we live in an age where machines dont last along time in general.
Not necessarily true. There are still good quality companies out there. And Toshiba is one of those reliable companies out there too. In Consumer Reports Magazine a couple years ago. Toshiba ranked very high on reliablity with their HD TVs staying in good condition. I trust Consumer Reports Magazine very much.
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