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Netflix stops HD DVD rentals

Netflix stops HD DVD rentals

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Although not entirely unexpected, in the States Netflix has put an end to its involvement with the failed HD DVD disc format. Back in February to company stated that with the "industry now having picked a winner in the face-off between the two competing... >>

HD DVD sales "still very strong" in States

HD DVD sales "still very strong" in States

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HD DVD sales are currently strong in the States, reports the Financial Times. The doomed high-def disc format was effectively cancelled by backers Toshiba and co earlier in the year, after the rival Blu-ray format emerged victorious, but "tough economic... >>

Toshiba launches HD DVD lite with new XDE DVD player

Toshiba launches HD DVD lite with new XDE DVD player

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Toshiba has launched a new upscaling technology and put it straight into a new DVD player that promises to improve your current DVD collection beyond what is currently available in the market. Called the XD-E500, the new technology, announced in the US... >>

Is "Download DL" DVD Toshiba's upscaling Blu-ray spoiler?

Is "Download DL" DVD Toshiba's upscaling Blu-ray spoiler?

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Following the reports that Toshiba, losers in the HD disc format war, is prepping Blu-ray "killing" DVD technology, a new logo has been approved by the Tosh-led DVD Forum. The new "DVD Download DL" logo has been given the okay by the Forum during its... >>

Onkyo announces Blu-ray player by end of the year

Onkyo announces Blu-ray player by end of the year

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The Onkyo Corporation has made an announcement that it will release what will be its first Blu-ray disc player for the international market in late 2008. The player will be designed to partner with Onkyo's high-definition A/V receivers equipped with full... >>

Toshiba to unveil Blu-ray killer

Toshiba to unveil Blu-ray killer

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If you are a little nostalgic for the red versus blue mud-slinging days of the next-gen disc format war then take heart with this news out of Japan - Toshiba is prepping Blu-ray killing tech for launch later this year. The company is working on "an extension... >>

Comment: Paramount confirms "Transformers" Blu-ray release

Comment: Paramount confirms "Transformers" Blu-ray release

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Arguably the single most interesting individual title to launch during the HD DVD and Blu-ray next-gen disc format war in terms of headlines, Paramount has confirmed that the previous HD DVD flagship movie "Transformers" is to get a Blu-ray release. The... >>

Ixos XPP158 HDMI cable gets the best out of your PS3

Ixos XPP158 HDMI cable gets the best out of your PS3

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If you've got a PS3 that you use for its HD capabilities, the HDMI cable from your PS3 to the TV is a critical link to ensure you're getting the best quality picture. Ixos have developed the XPP158 HDMI 1.3 cable especially for the PS3 to do just the... >>

Toshiba's net profits down 95%

Toshiba's net profits down 95%

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Toshiba has revealed further financial hardship as a result of it losing the next-gen high def disc format war. The Japanese company's net profit plummeted a "staggering" 95% in the January to March quarter, primarily due to losses related to its withdrawal... >>

Samsung to launch Blu-ray/HD DVD drives for PCs

Samsung to launch Blu-ray/HD DVD drives for PCs

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Samsung today confirmed to Pocket-lint that they are pushing on with getting the winning next-gen disc format wider acceptance in the UK by launching their notebook and desktop Blu-ray drives in late summer this year. "The format war was confusing consumers",... >>