In case anyone out there cares, and has been living underneath a rock for the past two days, Toshiba has officially announced that they are discontinuing production on all HD-DVD players and other related media. What does this mean? In the great HD format war, Sony’s Blu-ray has emerged victorious. And all that money you spent on HD DVD, well, you’re gonna have to spend it again on Blu-Ray. Read the full article here.
What does this really mean for all you HD-DVD fans out there? Well, technically nothing really. After March there will be no more new releases in HD-DVD, so you will have to go Blu-Ray, and will have to get those players. But your HD-DVD player will still work, as will the discs you purchased. So you don’t need to go out and re-stock your HD movie collection right away.
This is good news for people like me. Where… once you look past the fact that I have absolutely no money to spend on a proper HD set up, let alone maintain the HD lifestyle, once you’re past that major obstacle… my primary reason for buying into HD movies yet is because I wanted to see a victor in the HD-DVD vs. Blu-Ray format war. Otherwise it would have been a waste for me to go with the losing format. So now that Blu-Ray is the winner, I can go back to not affording it.