[quote user="garethwd"]Thing is not many punters will be aware of the WB gone BD exclusive, Only AV fans are likley to know like ourselves so when toshiba load the shelves with cheap players which is very likely! imo and jo public buy cheap super market players, it is possible that toshiba could come up smelling of roses. im not saying this is a given just that it's possible!
PS im the proud owner of both formats![/quote]
A sad day for hddvd camp,in my opinion a better format as it was a more complete product for customers apart from the storage space.Hddvd is a better format for customers,with cheaper players,easier to create backup copies of the media you own,has better interactive support for movies,Ethernet connection on every single hddvd player ever released(a mandatory for hddvd players so that you can update your player and doesn't become dated after a few months)and has better hd-sound as it supports Dolby Digital plus(a mandatory),Dolby tru-hd,Dts hd and unlike Blu-ray which supports PCM sound(a mandatory)Dolby tru-hd,Dts hd (only Fox are using Dts hd for their movies) which makes me think other companies will be releasing continuous stream of spacial editions movies for example with Dts-hd sound, filling their pockets with cash.
I agree with you Garethwd the only way Tosh can make a comeback is if they partner with companies like Alba,LG,Samsung,Sherwood,Aiwa and ask them to come-up with some really cheap players.
I know hddvd will have a very hard time recovering now that Warner Bros is blu-ray exclusive.Actually i think the war is over,but one question remains now that they have won the war against their rival will they win over the hearts and minds of the average customer,i mean are we ready to switch from dvd to blu-ray?
PS I,m a proud owner of a PS3 the only blu-ray worth getting.