After Hours

Format war officially over as Toshiba drops HD-DVD

Well, all of us who have been speculating about when HD-DVD would be a dead format have our answer — right now. Reuters is reporting that Toshiba, HD-DVD's biggest supporter, will stop manufacturing HD-DVD hardware.

At least the death of HD-DVD was relatively quick. It took just about six weeks from Warner Bros' announcement at CES until Toshiba's announcement today.

I will be interested to see how Microsoft responds. Sony is selling PlayStation 3s with built-in Blu-ray drives for around the same price as XBOX 360s without any high definition optical drive. I can't see them putting a Blu-ray drive in the 360, but who knows.

So which would you rather have — a Playstation 3 or an XBOX 360 with an internal Blu-ray drive?

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