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Toshiba Resigns from Format War; Blu-ray Wins! (Updated)

Posted February 19, 2008 06:24 AM by Josh Dreuth

Blu-ray DiscSources close to the situation have alerted Blu-ray.com that Toshiba is expected announce at a press conference to be held at 5pm (local time) in Tokyo, Japan that they have ended their support of the HD DVD format. Toshiba will announce that effective immediately, production of HD DVD hardware, software, and authoring tools will cease, and that sales and support of existing products will end sometime in March.

As the main supporters of HD DVD, their resignation effectively ends the format war. Blu-ray has won.

Since Warner Brothers' announcement that they would exclusively support the Blu-ray format, rumors have been circulating that HD DVD's lagging sales and loss of studio support would force Toshiba to exit from the high definition format war. The weeks following were riddled with additional studios, retailers, and distributors announcing that they too would support Blu-ray exclusively, concluding with Wal-Mart's announcement last Friday that they would drop support of HD DVD in June.

This information should be considered a rumor until Toshiba makes the official announcement, but our sources have always proven accurate. Once the official announcement is released, we will update this post with any additional information.

Update: Toshiba has made their announcement. Please see press release linked below.

Press release




Source: Blu-ray.com | Permalink | United States [Country settings]

News comments (502 comments)


SouthernBluBelle
 - Feb 18, 2008

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Woohoo!!!

Elandyll
 - Feb 18, 2008

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YES !!!

5:00pm Tokyo = 3am Mountain Standard Time US Won't see it live !!

mr peepers
 - Feb 18, 2008

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score

Monkeytool
 - Feb 18, 2008

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Niiice

Irishwiseguy2006
 - Feb 18, 2008

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Sweet music (lossless by the way) to my ears!

Blu Titan
 - Feb 18, 2008

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Great!!! Had to comment here too ;-)

dtrush
 - Feb 18, 2008

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Yippety doo da! It's about friggin time:)

cartier
 - Feb 18, 2008

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Finally it is reported on the Blu-ray main page. This is great news!

NoQuestion
 - Feb 18, 2008

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Great News....i suspect we will be hearing from paramount/dreamworks and universal either tomorrow or by the end of the week!

Dave J
 - Feb 18, 2008

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about damn time! Woot!

w_tanoto
 - Feb 18, 2008

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long live blu-ray. the format that I backed won. HD DVD, you are the weakest link, goodbye.
wonder what reds will said after it become official

Blu Titan
 - Feb 18, 2008

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Hey... how come our avatars are now showing here?

blu-backer
 - Feb 18, 2008

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It's merely a flesh wound.

ezcobar411
 - Feb 18, 2008

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Huzza

Blu-Style
 - Feb 18, 2008

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OMG, could it really be... (^_^)


Imagine all the Titels we will get from the former red Studios... NICE!

W00T !!!

KretzJ
 - Feb 18, 2008

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OUTSTANDING!

AlexCruz
 - Feb 18, 2008

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I don't know what to say. I knew it was coming, but yet I'm in shock? Life feels good right now.

wnicholas76
 - Feb 18, 2008

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HD-DVD is dead! Long live Blu-ray! And all I have to say is this..."Bring it on, Transformers!!"

common_sense
 - Feb 18, 2008

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Perfect! Go Blu!

downunder
 - Feb 18, 2008

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I am so glad that this has finally been decided. As a Blu-ray supporter I do however feel for those who have invested (heavily in some cases) in HD DVD. Let's try and show some respect for them as this time. At least we can all move on now and look forward to quality BD releases from ALL the Hollywood studios. Boy, it's been a helluva ride...

kenga236
 - Feb 18, 2008

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Beautiful! Great job by all. WE DID IT!!!

johnno1986
 - Feb 18, 2008

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Awesome. Bring on the official announcement.

jbt419
 - Feb 18, 2008

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Fear not, those of you who were mislead by the Toshiba hype; There's plenty of room for all of us to dwell together in the world of Blu. Welcome, brothers and sisters, to a better place.

cartman781
 - Feb 18, 2008

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Oh how I have drown tired of War

aphex
 - Feb 18, 2008

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Now let's beat DVD!!!!

WOOOOTTTTT

iNCREDiPiNOY
 - Feb 18, 2008

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I need tissue... please... (applause)

Moefiz
 - Feb 18, 2008

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the fat lady finally sing's............

sTa
 - Feb 18, 2008

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finally

Zixxer
 - Feb 18, 2008

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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

katharsis
 - Feb 18, 2008

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10pm here in Hawaii... can't wait
Now what to do with the 360 add on and the 4 DUD movies I got?
Any takers?

richteer
 - Feb 18, 2008

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Excellent!

antler
 - Feb 18, 2008

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YAY!!!!!!!!!!!

vsmpowered
 - Feb 18, 2008

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great news about time its over

Zixxer
 - Feb 18, 2008

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Universal and Paramount will both announce Blu-ray support possibly even before Toshiba makes their announcement!

GORT
 - Feb 18, 2008

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LET THE PARTY BEGIN

BluFett
 - Feb 18, 2008

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Darth Vader: "The Force is strong with this one."

Blu4You24
 - Feb 18, 2008

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oh yeah!!

bassbone57
 - Feb 18, 2008

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OH YEAH!!!

-K

Coreymyster
 - Feb 18, 2008

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YESSSS!!!!!!

wrsprow
 - Feb 18, 2008

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kaliraver
 - Feb 18, 2008

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Excellent news, I just hope Paramount & Universal have press releases to announce they going to be joining the BDA! That would make it the best day ever!!!

PLASMA-1080P-FULLHD
 - Feb 18, 2008

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FUTURE IS BLU! I knew this is coming. The rumor always turn out to be true.

blugasm
 - Feb 18, 2008

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NICE!

iceman
 - Feb 18, 2008

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RickD
 - Feb 18, 2008

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Freakin' A!!!

BPHusker
 - Feb 18, 2008

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Nah Nah Nah Nah... Nah Nah Nah Nah... Hey hey hey... Goodbye! THANK GOD ITS FINALLY OVER!

sAvAgE69
 - Feb 18, 2008

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W00T!!!!!!!!!!!!! Way to go BLU!!!

Fozziwig
 - Feb 18, 2008

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Great news. The next step is to wipe HD DVD from retailers shelves completely. In a few months it will be as though it never existed.

hc666
 - Feb 18, 2008

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SO this is 1AM EST? Feb 19th.

L or S of Perfect?
 - Feb 18, 2008

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7 hours from now....


looks like I'll have to change my name : (

Clbrewdog
 - Feb 18, 2008

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Fantastic News . . . :-}

Blu As Hell
 - Feb 18, 2008

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This is wonderful...we fought a long, hard and tiresome fight, but we stuck it out. I say everyone on this site (especially the Members who have been here from the start) deserves a round of applause, a pat on the back, and a Blu-Ray on their TV for this is a day truly to be remembered. Congratulations EVERYONE!!!!!!!

NoQuestion
 - Feb 18, 2008

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I wouldnt get your hopes up for an announcement from Paramount/Dreamworks or Universal until at least tomorrow. They will allow Toshiba to bow out and then give thier press release making it sound like they are switching due to hd-dvd throwing in the towel. Thier press releases will occur before the end of day wednesday

MartinMan
 - Feb 18, 2008

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awesome

BluFett
 - Feb 18, 2008

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Indiana Jones: HD DVD! Prepare to meet Kali... in Hell!

barnak
 - Feb 18, 2008

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wooooooooooooooot!
Party time!

Whytewash
 - Feb 18, 2008

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yippie kay yay mother fucker!

bambam1901
 - Feb 18, 2008

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Congrats to all on a hard fought and well deserved victory!

Sweetstache
 - Feb 18, 2008

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Toshiba has finally made the right decision. In fact, they were ready to make this same decision way back during the pre-production stages but were convinced by Microsoft to continue forward and incite this war as Microsoft wanted their HDi technology in everyones livingroom.

In the days to come all those that bought into HDDVD are going to feel very bitter towards Blu-ray which is unfortunate as their anger should be aimed at Microsoft.

vektar
 - Feb 18, 2008

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JasonR
 - Feb 18, 2008

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Booyah!!!

speedkick
 - Feb 18, 2008

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Would be interesting to see if the Toshiba announcement includes "and that sales AND SUPPORT OF EXISITING PRODUCTS ...". So basically if you had a HDDUD player and UNI/Para do release any new discs (possibly already on schedule/production) if there are any problems with the features then do not expect a Firmware update to fix it ;-)

Justin888
 - Feb 18, 2008

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threeve
 - Feb 18, 2008

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yes!!!!!!!!!! this was over with way faster than i expected.

Cplhicks
 - Feb 18, 2008

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I'm in Japan (it's about 10:30 am now) and looking forward to checking it out as it happens. I hope they show it in TV here...

E-Dogg
 - Feb 18, 2008

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We won! GAME OVER! Congrats to everyone on here who has supported Blu-Ray exclusively since day 1!!!!

Paradiso
 - Feb 18, 2008

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Wah and hoo!

bbg
 - Feb 18, 2008

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The best format won.

AWESOME!

transcension
 - Feb 18, 2008

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Hell YEAH! There was an article about this on High Def Digest this last Saturday. Glad to see it panned out to be true. GO BLU!

ziltox
 - Feb 18, 2008

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I feel like wining the superbowl! This is really awsome. I'm so excited that I could kiss anybody right now :P

Kairav
 - Feb 18, 2008

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I Feel Good.....Yayayayayayayay!!!!!!!

OneBigJedi
 - Feb 18, 2008

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Let the joyest news be spread, the wicked old HD-DVD is DEAD!!! Now it time for Paramount and Universal to follow the yellow brick road!

JaysDomain
 - Feb 18, 2008

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Quick death, I love it. RIP hd-dud.
Like many other tru-blu supporters, I never purchased an hd-dvd player, or a paramount movie after the switch to hd-dvd.
I knew 100% blu-ray would win, and I know blu-ray will continue to grow.
I canít wait for the day paramount comes crawling back; they better hope they release some really good movies, because they will get no pity purchases from me!

Now letís get those 2.0 players out, and under $300!

AND... to all the hd-dud supporters; how many times did I tell you to ebay your movies ASAP! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA

blurayrules
 - Feb 18, 2008

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This is great news.

Rob Tomlin
 - Feb 18, 2008

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Schweet!

Now let's get on with it! Come on Universal and Paramount. We forgive you!

jetydosa
 - Feb 18, 2008

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Spin THAT b!tches!!

oldmike
 - Feb 18, 2008

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woot!

jnm422
 - Feb 18, 2008

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YESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYES


OMG Its finally over!!!

blukrank
 - Feb 18, 2008

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RIP HD DVD.You fought hard but the better man has won!

tricky
 - Feb 18, 2008

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I'll believe it when Toshiba has their press release. Until then, I cannot celebrate.

Vince Bond
 - Feb 18, 2008

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Sony must be pretty jacked that they didn't get beta-ed this time. As am I!!! The red sea has finally been parted!!! Let the good times roll!!!

Blu-ray Fanatic
 - Feb 18, 2008

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Robocop line to Toshiba: Does it hurt?! Does it hurt?! Good night sweet prince! LOL!

00_blue
 - Feb 18, 2008

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NOW HD-DVD YOU WILL DIE !!!
THE BLU FORCE HAS WON

SolidusSnake00Z
 - Feb 18, 2008

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I'm staying up all night EST to see this!

jermwhl
 - Feb 18, 2008

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Just thought I would put my .02 on this enormous milestone!!!!!! Hip, hip, hooray!

J.Grisham
 - Feb 18, 2008

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May The Blu Be With Us All!

Jack Torrance
 - Feb 18, 2008

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Woo hoo! Good riddance to that inferior pos format known as HD DVD. Not even a footnote in electronics history.

Blu-ray Fanatic
 - Feb 18, 2008

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What channel will the announcement be on and its probably 5am central time from what I'm thinking.

Mote
 - Feb 18, 2008

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I know I should be gracious about this but....screw you Amir, rjdam, truth teller and nfinty. All your FUD got you and your now deceased format no where. You have no one to blame except Toshiba and their docile marketing. All your FUD about PS3's and attach rates...so much for that. Say hello the to ultimate trojan horse. One in which I'm writing this post with.

ibeetle
 - Feb 18, 2008

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If they pull their authorizing licenses and use of the authorizing software immediately then it will be
impossible for anybody to produce HD DVD's. The last Universal, Paramount and Warners HD DVD to
roll off the assembly line would be Tuesday night. Sorry Paramount; No Star Trek for you. Sorry
Universal; No Fletch. Sorry Warners; No Michael Clayton.

JAGUAR1977
 - Feb 18, 2008

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Woo, as they saw!

Blu-ray Fanatic
 - Feb 18, 2008

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Now its time for the Transformers blu-ray release

hubcityrider
 - Feb 18, 2008

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It's aBout time!!! This day couldn't come soon enough. Time I go & buy my mom (55 yrs old) her
1st Blu-ray player, already gave her, her 1st hi def t.v.. =)

Blu-ray Fanatic
 - Feb 18, 2008

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No more waiting! Toshiba finally smart and decided to join the new race called Blu

BluFett
 - Feb 18, 2008

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Marty McFly: "Whoa, this is heavy."

HMtheJJ
 - Feb 18, 2008

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I posted this on Saturday, why wouldn't anybody listen!!! lol I started celebrating on Saturday nite!!!

Blu-ray Fanatic
 - Feb 18, 2008

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Game Over, insert coin

bykes
 - Feb 18, 2008

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Good Job BDA!! Thank you! Glad I went with Blu Ray!

jk1138
 - Feb 18, 2008

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azirich go crawl back under the slimmy rock you came out from under, or we will get the salt shaker after you.

funkimunky
 - Feb 18, 2008

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hell to the yeah!!!!!!!!

juanleche
 - Feb 18, 2008

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I have a Blu spot on my pants now and don't really care! woohoo!

Dubweizer
 - Feb 18, 2008

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And boom goes the dynamite!

BLU RULES ALL
 - Feb 18, 2008

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WE WON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sucks for anyone who went Red.
LONG LIVE BLU-RAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jim L
 - Feb 18, 2008

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Congrats to the BDA!

For a change, the superior format has won. Now to all my Blu-ray friends here: we have lots to look forward to. Let's enjoy it. Someday we will have Transformers, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and all our other favorite movies to see in 1080p with lossless sound!

@azirish: One format will now flourish that its competitor is dead. Remember the mighty VHS? DVD was just a blip on the radar. In less than 3 years, VHS was doomed to extinction.

Seretur
 - Feb 18, 2008

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Well thankfully!

To some of us, this was obvious in early 2007. But it was still a wild ride for the following nine months.

Let's forego gloating now and concentrate on the best possible Blu-ray experiences, shall we?

Rainman208
 - Feb 18, 2008

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WHO HOO !!!!

EEEEXXXXCELLENT !!!!

HA - HA !!!

neowolf
 - Feb 18, 2008

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This is GREAT news. Now Paramount-Universal-Dreamworks start bringing the movies and make us Happy...Braveheart,Transformers,Forest Gump,Shrek,The Bourne Trilogy, Do I have to keep on going.....

PS3FAN
 - Feb 18, 2008

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HD-DUD=EPIC FAIL

dgator783
 - Feb 18, 2008

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lets have a moment of silence for the dearly departed....ok...im good!!!! woot!!!! Bring on the Transformers....@!@@@!!!Welcome back Paramount and welcome to the show, Universal....

sj001
 - Feb 18, 2008

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Huzzah!

Blu-ray is the king!!!

Nuttdriver
 - Feb 18, 2008

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That is the last breath for HD DVD!!!
I feel like running down the street naked!!!
HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE.....HAWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!

techyted
 - Feb 18, 2008

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This is great information, but I won't celebrate until I read that press release from Toshiba. I will stay up to 12am PST for the exciting news.

ogscorpion
 - Feb 18, 2008

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Woohoo!!!! The countdown to the final death watch will be finally over. The chambagne's been on the chill and my party poppers are ready. Tick tock tick tock the damn clock and speed it up! LOL!

BluFett
 - Feb 18, 2008

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Police Chief Martin Brody: HD DVD Smile you son of a BITCH.

Kuraudo
 - Feb 18, 2008

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I hope you guys can upload (Youtube, wherever convenient for you) the most embarrassing video of all time. I want to see blood

mark32570
 - Feb 18, 2008

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It'll be a week long remembered. We have seen the end of the writers strike, we will soon see the end of the high def format war!!!!!

BluPix
 - Feb 18, 2008

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I'm quite pleased to see this news about Blu-ray becoming the new hi-def standard (and for the fact that I chose to "do Blu" over HD-DVD just over a month ago). I always felt it was the better format. But, regardless, we can finally go full-throttle in to the development of hi-def films. I expect all the studios to start releasing not only their new films, but important and popular films from their extensive libraries much more rapidly and with productions that take full advantage of the Blu-ray technology. And I expect to see titles from Paramount, Universal and the other studios who supported HD-DVD available on Blu-ray quite soon.

tricky
 - Feb 18, 2008

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azirish, i can remember when vhs was 20.00, and dvd was 28.00. quit being a baby about it. people will adopt the bluray format as soon as hd dvd dies. the consumers have been told by many media sources to wait it out, and like the sheeple they are, they did. however, with the hdtv movement, and the exclusive bluray retail backing of best buy, wal-mart, and target, bluray will become dominant to even dvd.

Caligula
 - Feb 18, 2008

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SO LONG HD DVD!!

BLU RULES ALL
 - Feb 18, 2008

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I wonder what channel they'll show the announcement on in the States. Maybe CNN.

Russell_L
 - Feb 18, 2008

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Well, it's about time! Now for Paramount and Universal!

Joon
 - Feb 18, 2008

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In the words of my favorite baseball play by play, "This ball game is OVA!!!"

Night Hawk
 - Feb 18, 2008

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Kick Ass and good ridance!!!

Guinness7
 - Feb 18, 2008

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Just waiting for the offical word now.

beavis667
 - Feb 18, 2008

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The better format won. It's a good day for consumers.

BluWave
 - Feb 18, 2008

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Go Big Blu! We did it guys!

thespindoc
 - Feb 18, 2008

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Just wonderful! A great Blu week this will be once they announce formally! Ahhh...the BDs I will buy: King Kong, Mummy, Dune, Transformers....just to name a few that were once Hd DUD Exclusive. Great news for all movie lovers!!!!

tricky
 - Feb 18, 2008

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azirish, get real. downloads will not replace at home media such as dvd and bluray any time soon. the quality is not up to par, nor do the average homes have such a connection to make it remotely reasonable. its currently seen as a luxury item at the moment; high end theater equipment; just like the dvd once was, but as stated several times by many other members, bluray will succeed as the dominate media in time.

Galley
 - Feb 18, 2008

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Remember back on Jan. 1 when we thought this war might drag on for another year or more? Here it
is only seven weeks later, and it's over!

Kirsty_Mc
 - Feb 18, 2008

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Good news... Now we can get on watching movies at a high bitrate :-)

whiteboy70176
 - Feb 18, 2008

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FINALLY! THAT"S IT! IT"S OVER! IN YOUR FACE, UNIVERSAL AND PARAMOUNT! oh, to any HD-DVD troll who might read this: before you get upset and start bitching about how Toshiba betrayed you and that HD-DVD should've won, you should know that your format sucked anyway, just like your mom last night! HA HA HA HA HA!

tricky
 - Feb 18, 2008

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i see azirish has been banned. yeah! but there's no point as you know he's just going to register under a different name again.

seriously dude, cry somewhere else. quit ruining our party.

Blu-ray Fanatic
 - Feb 18, 2008

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(Blu-ray Fanatic opens a bottle of champagne and gives toast to everyone)

Blu-ray Fanatic
 - Feb 18, 2008

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Now we all can watch whatever we want on blu without bullsh*t

tricky
 - Feb 18, 2008

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Blu-ray Fanatic, tricky accepts your toast as he sips on his absinthe

yensid
 - Feb 18, 2008

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Yeah Baby!!!!

Darth_Bane
 - Feb 18, 2008

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SWEET, glad I chose the BLU side of the force!

Blu-ray Fanatic
 - Feb 18, 2008

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This competition ended a lot earlier than we thought despite the Paramount/Universal contract with Toshiba

crystalline blu
 - Feb 18, 2008

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Victory is ours. Now to take down DVD.

Blu-ray Fanatic
 - Feb 18, 2008

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But it's not officially over yet. We have to wait until the last second on the clock

Blu-ray Fanatic
 - Feb 18, 2008

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It won't be wise to attempt to take down dvd because there's still too many people that support regular dvd plus we're far outnumbered on the blu-ray selection. In time it may happen

whiteboy70176
 - Feb 18, 2008

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Hey BLu-ray fanatic, I accept your toast, too, seeing as this is a very special day! PEACE BE WITH ALL YOU BLU FOLLOWERS OUT THERE!

TruBlu2
 - Feb 18, 2008

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FINALLY: WAR OVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LONG LIVE BLU-RAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

phillyfan1028
 - Feb 18, 2008

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FINALLY! THE DAY HAS COME

Zixxer
 - Feb 18, 2008

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off to bed. ill be back up at 3

BruceWayne
 - Feb 18, 2008

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Woohoo!!!

Blu-ray Fanatic
 - Feb 18, 2008

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Anyone know which channel the announcement will be on? I know which time but what channel?

Zixxer
 - Feb 18, 2008

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in time it will happen. blu-ray will eventually be the same price as dvd. why would anyone buy dvd at that point?

tricky
 - Feb 18, 2008

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can't wait till 02.19.08 at 2am CST. do you think it'll be covered by American broadcasters? i can't wait! why didn't they do this today at 5pm? why Tuesday?

Blu-ray Fanatic
 - Feb 18, 2008

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Ever since I turned to blu, I quit buying regular dvds

OperaGhost
 - Feb 18, 2008

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Congratulations Blu! And congrats to everyone here and around the world for supporting the superior format. Enjoy your future Universal and Paramount BDs!!

tricky
 - Feb 18, 2008

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Blu-ray Fanatic: here here! I did the same thing. dvd sucks in comparison. i refuse to watch anything in sd.

once you go blu; only it will do!

ogscorpion
 - Feb 18, 2008

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This is to the users that I am exchanging flames at Engadget and EngadgetHD these past weekend defending our BD camp (not to the creators and/or modivators of the site, no):

SUCK ON THIS NEWS SUCKAZ! HAHA! WHO IS THE DOMINANT NOW A$$WIPE$! GO BACK AND CAVE IN AND CRY ALL YOU WANT. YOUR CAMP IS NOTHING BUT A LOOSER FROM DAY 1. ALWAYS BEEN A LOOSER. NOTHING REALLY MATTERS NOW AS WE HAVE WON THIS WAR. SCREW ALL OF YOU HD DUD LOVERS AND SUPPORTERS. THIS SHOULD SERVE AS A LESSON TO ALL OF YOU. I HOPE THAT YOU DON'T GET YOUR MONEY'S WORTH AND I HOPE THAT YOUR HD DUD PLAYERS BREAKS ASAP. I GIVE YOU ALL THE BAD KARMA AND CURSE COMING FROM THE BD CAMP.

WE HAVE WON! I'M POPPING THE eCHAMPAGNE FOR EVERYONE HERE! CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL MY BD CAMPERS AND SUPPORTERS! eDRINKS ARE ON ME FOR THIS ENTIRE WEEK!

(ogscorpion starts running drunk around naked and starts streaking like in Old School) LOL!

--------
Now I vented my mixed frustration and happiness, I love all you guys.

Blu-ray Fanatic
 - Feb 18, 2008

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Yep, we're all spoiled now and only want what looks good and throw away the rest. I gotta admit that regular dvd did look good when it first came out until The Blu came in and invaded

whiteboy70176
 - Feb 18, 2008

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I agree with tricky!

EvolutionCherry
 - Feb 18, 2008

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About time.

TruBlu2
 - Feb 18, 2008

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The BEST Format did WIN!!!!!

Blu-ray Fanatic
 - Feb 18, 2008

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Time to get American Gangster on blu

TauHeel05
 - Feb 18, 2008

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GREAT NEWS!

TK421
 - Feb 18, 2008

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I am so glad to finally here the TRUTH come forward, the WAR is over and the winner is in the BLU. Now, it's just a matter of time for TRANSFORMERS and STAR WARS !!! Long live BLU-RAY, it's Profile 2.0 time. 4, 3, 2, 1

CrippyBlunt
 - Feb 18, 2008

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About time!!!!!

Mr3dfx
 - Feb 18, 2008

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WHOOOOOOOOWHHOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

jcdDigix
 - Feb 18, 2008

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THAT IS IT!
It's Over!
Long Live BLU-RAY!

sardaukar1977
 - Feb 18, 2008

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Impressive, most impressive

ogscorpion
 - Feb 18, 2008

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(ogscorpion is still streaking butt naked in their neighborhood shouting, "We're going streaking! BLU has won the war! Come on Snoop, snoopaloop!")

TruBlu2
 - Feb 18, 2008

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BLU-RAY WINSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

doctorsteve
 - Feb 18, 2008

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Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaahhhh!!!!!!!!!

Caligula
 - Feb 18, 2008

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SPARTACUS on BLU!! YAY

saidin75
 - Feb 18, 2008

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PaulDubya
 - Feb 18, 2008

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The Prophecy has been fufilled. May the Blu gods be praised. lol

andyn1080
 - Feb 18, 2008

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SWEETNESS!! BUT WE ALL KNEW THIS WOULD HAPPEN SOONER OR LATER! SO BRING ON THE UNIVERSAL AND PARAMOUNT MOVIES!!!! I WANT MY BLURAY TRANSFORMERS NOW!!!

ogscorpion
 - Feb 18, 2008

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My BLU Wish List now consists of the following:

TLOTR Trilogy
Star Wars series
Indiana Jones series
The Matrix Trilogy
The Fast and The Furious series
American Gangster
Transformers
Shrek series
Back to the Future trilogy
Jurassic Park series

What the heck...we won! All movies will come in BLU.

ibeetle
 - Feb 18, 2008

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As of now 10:15 P.M. EST it is approximately 12:15 P.M. (a little after noon) Tuesday the 19th Tokyo.
So, while we are are all snug in our little beds (3 A.M. EST); while visions of Blu-ray Disc dancing on
the grave of HD DVD the news conference will be going on.
We should have the news first thing in the morning when we wake up.

tricky
 - Feb 18, 2008

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saidin75, the PS3 has some great games; Resistance: Fall of Man, Devil May Cry 4, Oblivion, Heavenly Sword, and soon to be released; HAZE and Resistance 2.

by the way, while you claim not be be "screwed", you sure do sound bitter.

yspkrk
 - Feb 18, 2008

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Congrats to you all smart choosers!!

GSX600F
 - Feb 18, 2008

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about time

pro-bassoonist
 - Feb 18, 2008

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Vaya Con Dios!!!!

Pro-B

ogscorpion
 - Feb 18, 2008

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(ogscorpion continues to streak butt naked all the way in to the gymnasium, shouting to everyone he passes by, "Blu Ray won the war! We're streaking in to the gymnasium!")

DAMNSAM77
 - Feb 18, 2008

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YES YES YES Y E S!!!!! I knew about the announcements when it was posted on EnGadgetHD and FormatwarCentral at 4pm, so I figured I will wait to celebrate until 5pm Japan time.,,,,but what the hell.....Bring all the naked girls and crack open those bottles of champaign!!!After almost 2 years of BULLSHIT, and for me 1 and 1/2 years of watching the internet format war news, and posting hundreds of messages on this forum and many others, FINALLY the BLU Truth Defeaths the RED FUD, I feel bad for the cool HDDVD supporters who have invested so much, but I could care less about all the stupid RED fanboys who spread FUD as if their lives depended on it....SCREW THOSE BA$TARDS!!!! I hope they enjoy their HD-DED players and movies, Toshiba wont even give them the courtesy of browsing through the bargain bins, they are ceasing production and distribution of any and all remaining HDDVD software and hardware, and it sounds like everything still remaining on store shelves wil be recalled in the dumpter where it should go!

BYE BYE HDDVD, IN YOUR FACE GRAFFEO and Katzberg!!!!

Hello Transformers and Universal and Paramount/Dreamworks!!!

Long Live High Def OPTICAL & more importantly - TANGIBLE - MEDIA!!!!

doctorsteve
 - Feb 18, 2008

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I am setting my alarm for 4 am central

cajun1975
 - Feb 18, 2008

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Thank God that it is over. Now we can look foward to all releases being in BLU!!!!!!!

DAMNSAM77
 - Feb 18, 2008

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I am in Colorado, so I think this should be 3AM Mountain Time, so I will be getting up to check out the newswire!!!! WOOOOO HOOOOO!!!! THE WORLD IS FINALLY ENTIRELY AND COMPLETELY BLU!!!!!

NOW I WONT HAVE to worry about which movie is distributed by which studio who prints on what format.....screw that shit!!!! ITS ALL BLU BABY!!! ITS ALL BLU!!!

Rike255
 - Feb 18, 2008

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I am extremely happy to hear that this war is finally over. Universal and Paramount will be over in the next few days as well. It's over folks have a beer to celebrate all the hard work!!

Congratulations Blu-Ray!

ESUNintel
 - Feb 18, 2008

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CNN did say this morning Toshiba should be announcing the death of HD-DVD sometime this week (although they did not use those words lol).

saidin75
 - Feb 18, 2008

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nah. not bitter at all. i've got some movies in HD that you guys still won't have for a while and a handy player to play all those $5-10 clearance HD DVDs on. i'm just happy one format finally won. if i sound bitter, it's probably just the pages and pages of people who act like HD DVD called their mama a bad name or something. it was all about business and money. all the techie nerds seem to take things so personally.
i was originally thinking i'd get a Blu ray player... but waited until i really wanted something to play HD media... wanted Transformers, kinda wanted a next gen game console... so i got a HD DVD player. i figured that the worst thing that could happen was HD DVD losing and that would give me an excuse to get a PS3. win-win situation :-)

tru2blu707
 - Feb 18, 2008

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congratulations everyone!!! and the BDA for doing a great job in this war!!

Blu Titan
 - Feb 18, 2008

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There should be 1000 posts on this thread! :-)

Sonny
 - Feb 18, 2008

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Best news ive heard in a long time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ninjabmx64
 - Feb 18, 2008

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Ding dong, the witch is dead!

mr.hidef
 - Feb 18, 2008

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....................................see below.........................................................

SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEETTTT!!!!!

Thatcher
 - Feb 18, 2008

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We have all herd about this today.
Let's have a press conference already make it real.

little_boy_blu
 - Feb 18, 2008

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wow! Great news!!!!!!

ags_pr
 - Feb 18, 2008

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Congrats everyone!! It's been fun!!

Chuey
 - Feb 18, 2008

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We have chosen wisely, Blu-ray won! Did I hear the fat lady warming up her voice?

mcrexx
 - Feb 18, 2008

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Ding-dong HD-DVD's dead, HD-DVD's dead, HD-DVD's dead! Ding-dong HD-DVD is deeeaaaaaddddd!

WinterWolf
 - Feb 18, 2008

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I can't believe it is finally over...o wait....yes I can. It was over a long time ago.

tricky
 - Feb 18, 2008

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saidin75, well enjoy your PS3; it's a bad ass machine!

groovyone
 - Feb 18, 2008

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Just think, now we can talk about movies instead of format BS.

ibeetle
 - Feb 18, 2008

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This is actually worse than it sounds:
GameStop to stop selling/trading HD DVD

http://www.fragrebellion.com/node/10

If true this is not good for HD DVD supporters. Almost 20% of GameStops business is
selling/trading/buying used games and movies.
I bet there were a lot of HD DVD supporters planing on trading in their XBox 360 HD DVD peripheral
and/or HD DVD movies towards games and/or a Playstation 3.
GameStop is one of the largest (if not the largest) retailer that takes trade in hardware and
software. If they will not take HD DVD then the only outlet to unload this stuff will be eBay, and
that is already being inundated with people looking to close out and unload their HD DVD
collections.

TetonWolf
 - Feb 18, 2008

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Beee-aaatchin'



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