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Paramount and DreamWorks finalized HD-DVD releases

Paramount and DreamWorks finalized HD-DVD releases

Yes, the exciting Format War was over, but DreamWorks has awkward agreement trapped in HD-DVD contract. DreamWorks Chief Executive Jeffrey Katzenberg told Reuters couple days ago that DreamWorks will follow the previous agreement; continue to support HD-DVD till the contract expired. Not anymore, The Parent company, Paramount has announced the final list of HD-DVD releases, with no future plan for HD-DVD title after next week releases.

Toshiba Satellite X205-SLI4 Review

Toshiba Satellite X205-SLI4 Review

Despite its best multimedia intentions, Toshiba’s X205-SLi4 notebook is always now going to be criticized for having an HD-DVD drive rather than Blu-Ray; but is this a single chink in its vast armor, or a sign of disappointment to come? SlashGear squared up to the $2,499, 9.37lb monster to find out.

Xbox 360 HD-DVD drive $50 at Best Buy

Xbox 360 HD-DVD drive $50 at Best Buy

You also still get the 5 free HD-DVDs by mail in rebate. Sure, the format’s dead, but if you already have an Xbox 360, the $50 price would be worth it just for the Universal Media remote that comes with and the DVD upconverting that this drive can also do.

GameStop no longer takes HD DVDs, including your 360 add-on

GameStop no longer takes HD DVDs, including your 360 add-on

So with the official death of the HD DVD format, there are quite a few gamers out there that have a nice little box sitting on top of (next to) their Xbox 360 that does very little for them now. Sure, you can still play your HD DVD movies, but don't expect new titles any time soon. Were I such a gamer, I'd have gathered up my HD DVD player, movies and headed down to trade them in for some cash. Unfortunately if you haven't done this already, don't bother going to GameStop.

LG Last Effort to clean up its Dual-Format Player

LG Last Effort to clean up its Dual-Format Player

LG not like Samsung, will carry its rule to support HD-DVD with dual-format player despite Toshiba has decided to cease the HD-DVD business. They have, however, made no further announcement if the next LG would include HD-DVD capability.

Toshiba officially kills HD DVD, may you rest in peace

Toshiba officially kills HD DVD, may you rest in peace

It’s true folks, we all knew the slow death was coming and as of today, Tuesday, February 19, 2008, HD DVD is pronounced dead. According to Gizmodo Japan, Toshiba’s press release is out in wild. So there you have it, the Format War is finally over; long live BluRay. Jump over for the full press release.

Toshiba Announces Discontinuation of HD DVD Businesses
19 February, 2008

Company Remains Focused on Championing Consumer Access to High Definition Content

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The Final Days of HD-DVD, Redubb of Downfall

The Final Days of HD-DVD, Redubb of Downfall

Has anyone seen the movie DownFall? An International acclaimed and award winning movie tells the Hilter’s final days in the bunker. If you have not, rent it now! Well, we already know how the story ended with the Third Reich. Here’s the scene where Hitler went ballistic when he learned about the inevitable defeat but some genius has it redubbed as the Downfall of HD-DVD, pretty funny if you think of the situation with Toshiba right now.

Wal-Mart Phases out HD-DVD, will support Blu-ray Exclusively by June

Wal-Mart Phases out HD-DVD, will support Blu-ray Exclusively by June

If HD-DVD is still alive by June, they will lose the World’s largest retailers, Wal-Mart’s blessing to distribute HD-DVD products nationwide. Wal-Mart has officially confirmed phasing out HD-DVD by early Summer and continue to support Blu-Ray (no surprise there). The company also says changes will take place quickly in the next several months and store-shelves will be rearranged to promote Blu-Ray movies and products exclusively by June. So what’s left for Toshiba in retail sectors? We expect to see Amazon joining the the HD-DVD-Shutdown Anonymous Group... very soon.

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Rumor: Toshiba to surrender on Format War?

Rumor: Toshiba to surrender on Format War?

We know how much you like rumor, especially one concerns the Format War. The Hollywood Reporter has ruled the current affair is not a longer a Format War but a format death watch. They have reliable sources that saying Toshiba is expected to pull the plug on its HD DVD format in the coming weeks.

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