Feb 15, 2008
The format war has turned into a format death watch.
Toshiba is widely expected to pull the plug on its HD DVD format sometime in the coming weeks, reliable industry sources say, after a rash of retail defections that followed Warner Home Video's announcement in early January that it would support only the rival Blu-ray Disc format after May.
Officially, no decision has been made, insists Jodi Sally, vp of marketing for Toshiba America Consumer Products. "Based on its technological advancements, we continue to believe HD DVD is the best format for consumers, given the value and consistent quality inherent in our player offerings," she said.
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/con ... 7ca5d?pn=1
Really, Toshiba's seriously lame attempt at refuting the rumour is making me think there may be something to it. If I was Toshiba, unless I had ABSOLUTELY no faith in my product, I would 100% completely refute *ANY* truth to the rumour... rather then say "Officially, no decision has been made" which makes it sound more like they haven't decided if they're willing to quit now, but they're really thinking about it.