Sony’s Blu-ray is emerging as the clear winner of the years-long format war over next-generation DVDs. Toshiba announced that it will no longer develop, make or market HD DVD players and recorders.
HD-DVD and Blu-ray both deliver crisp, clear high-definition video and sound, but are incompatible with each other. There are expensive players that play both formats.
Consumers who already own HD-DVD players won’t be able to buy new movies in Blu-ray format.
Blu-ray is gaining momentum around the world. It is clear that support for HD-DVD format eroding quickly.
- Wal-Mart, announced that it would stop selling HD DVD discs and machines in June.
- Best Buy — largest electronics retailer, Target Corp. and Blockbuster each announced that they would be backing Blu-Ray.
- 5 major Hollywood movie studios lining up behind the Blu-ray too.