Psst! Hey buddy, can I interest you in a HD-DVD player? February 22, 2008Posted by Matsu in Microsoft, News, Technology.
Earlier this week Toshiba announced they are discontinuing HD-DVD. Which is their way to acknowledge that the Blu-ray standard won the high definition media wars.
Well, I just received e-mail from one vendor who is trying to unload their warehouse of HD-DVD players. I can’t help but wonder why CompUSA is going out of business.
As soon as the HD-DVD standard was pronounced dead the HD-DVD players became obsolete and almost worthless. I say almost because you can still play standard (old) DVD’s in it, but other than that its only good for a boat anchor. And, if you don’t own a boat, it’s not even useful for that!
On a related note, I feel a little sorry for Microsoft since they bet on HD-DVD becoming the high definition media standard and included it as an optional add-on for their Xbox 360. That decision makes their high-end product appear out of date.