Below are some sources:
- Amazon.com to Support Blu-ray as the Digital Format of Choice for Customers
- Universal Studios Goes Blu-ray Disc
Is it over? Is there a chance for rebound?
Might be not. But… there is always a chance to start a new “war” with “new and better” format.
Meanwhile on Feb 19, 2008 your HD-DVD player become just another upconvert model for regular DVD and remaining HD-DVD:
Dear loyal Toshiba customer,
Toshiba America Consumer Products, L.L.C. (“Toshiba”) announced on Tuesday, February 19th, 2008 that it has completed a thorough review of its overall strategy for HD DVD and as a result of recent market developments, the company has decided to discontinue sales and marketing of HD DVD players.
While we continue to believe HD DVD is the best format for consumers, based on its technological advancements and the value and quality inherent in our player offerings, recent market developments have led us to the decision.
As for your HD DVD player, you can still enjoy your current library of HD DVD and standard DVD movies and the HD DVD player will upconvert the standard DVDs so you can enjoy them in near HD quality. And you can play your CDs too.
PS. Am I a lucky one who was looking from the side? I did not bought one or another exactly because of the “war” factor.