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Sunday, February 17, 2008

Looks Like Toshiba’s HD DVD Has Finally Lost Format War To Sony’s Blue-Ray

CNET.com.au brings us this story and it starts off like this... The format war looks to be officially over as Toshiba has reportedly shut down development of HD DVD, according to Japanese TV station NHK...
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* CNNMoney.com has this report... Shares in Toshiba Corp. (6502.TO) moved sharply higher in early trading Monday as investors and analysts welcomed signals from the electronics company that it's reconsidering whether it's worth plowing more money into its next-generation DVD business as the movie world begins to put its weight behind a rival format developed by Sony Corp. (6758.TO)... Toshiba shares were up over 5% after people familiar with the situation told The Wall Street Journal Sunday that Toshiba is highly likely to pull the plug on its HD DVD version of next-generation DVD technology, as early this week... The report prompted Nikko Citigroup analysts to raise their rating on Toshiba to Buy from Neutral...
Read this report in full at link below...
Toshiba Shares Surge As Co Mulls Future Of HD DVD Operations

* Marshable.com gives us this look into the possible future...
Blu-Ray Wins HD Disc Format Battle; Will Lose War To Downloads

I think it should read -- Blue-Ray Wins HD Disc Format Battle; Will Lose War To Downloads... Rent-A- Flash Memory Card/Thumb Drive/Stick
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