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Hardware Thread, R.I.P HD DVD in Technical; http://www.engadget.com/2008/02/19/o...t-war-is-over/ Looks like sticking Blu-ray in the PS3 payed off for Sony....
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    R.I.P HD DVD

    http://www.engadget.com/2008/02/19/o...t-war-is-over/

    Looks like sticking Blu-ray in the PS3 payed off for Sony.

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    Damn shame though as HD-DVD was nicer to me and they got it all ratified as a DVD standard and everything. Never mind though lots of cheap HD-DVDs for me

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    Real shame HD DVD lost out - was the peoples value choice I think. Tho better to have the one standard, there was real merit in both formats. Definately a result of some power play. The guys with the biggest cheque books won.

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    Thank God I held back at Christmas

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    xbox 360 hd-dvd drives £20 on ebay, some as little as £10, looks like everyone wants to get rid of them now.

    Microsoft are looking at bringing out a blu-ray drive for the 360 I believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dezt View Post
    xbox 360 hd-dvd drives £20 on ebay, some as little as £10, looks like everyone wants to get rid of them now.

    Microsoft are looking at bringing out a blu-ray drive for the 360 I believe.
    I think Microsoft couldn't have dragged the 'war' out a lot longer had they released the 360 with a built-in HD-DVD player and promoted the 360 as a media center aswell as games console.

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    I think we should all be grateful that this 'war' turned out to be quite a short one. Think back to the Betamax and VHS blood bath.

    I think it is a shame that HD-DVD lost out, as it appeared more of an 'upgrade' from DVD rather than a new standard which has done nothing but confuse the average punter. Typical Sony throwing their weight around with a new standard but they've finally made this one stick.

    Still, dust is now settling, I can now think about an upgrade at home which I've been holding off. Just need to persuade the wife that a PS3 would be the best device for HD playback right now!!!

    Pete

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