If you have held off from buying a High definition player due to not been stuck with an obsolescent system, you can now relax.
Blueray is now the standard.
Toshiba abandons HD DVD format
Posted Tue Feb 19, 2008 9:15pm AEDT
The announcement ends years of fierce competition between Sony and Toshiba. (File photo) (ABC News: Timothy Marshall)
Japanese electronics giant Toshiba has admitted it has lost the battle to shape the next generation of DVD technology.
The company says it is abandoning its high-definition format, HD DVD, handing control of the market over to the rival Sony model, Blu-Ray.
The announcement ends years of fierce competition between the two companies.
Sony was able to gain the upper hand in the DVD battle by winning the support of Hollywood studios and major retailers.
Being outside the square !!!