No more HD-DVD players

By: KXII-TV Staff Email
By: KXII-TV Staff Email

SHERMAN, Tex. -- When consumers go to buy a new DVD player, there will not be quite as many options to choose from. Toshiba announced earlier this week they will no longer be producing high definition DVD players, which means, when it comes to upgraded systems, Blu-Ray players will be the only kind on the shelf.

"We’re not completely shunning one technology, but to make a simplified decision for the consumer, we're only backing officially Blu-Ray." Best Buy’s Ryan Fine says.

If you have an HD-DVD player, you don't have to get rid of it yet, because HD-DVD’s are still on the market for now. You can still use it to play regular DVD’s as well.

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  • by TruthSeeker Location: Ardmore on Feb 25, 2008 at 05:18 PM
    Listen, listen. All of you sound so belligerent. Your DVD players will still work, so will your good ole fashion DVDs. All movies will continue to be release on DVD and (now) Blu-Ray High Def formats. Just keep buying the ones you want....Also, if you can find one of these discontinued HD-DVD players, they make great upconverting DVD players for your High Def TVS. Everybody just calm down...By the way, the players start at $399. If you can't afford it, just stick with your regular DVD player. :)
  • by CJ Location: Sherman, TX on Feb 25, 2008 at 10:40 AM
    All this is nonsense! Literaly forceing us to change, not simplifying the decicision just forcing it on us! $30 for a movie, no thanks! Suppose to go up to $4 a gallon this summer, i think we need to set a date throughout texas and boycot gas stations for one day....maybe then it will get their attention that this has got to stop! Your average hard working person will not be able to afford $4 a gallon, someone needs to stand up and fight this.
  • by Jess on Feb 25, 2008 at 09:27 AM
    Blue Ray DVDs alone are $30 , take a guess at how much the players are gonna be. First the cell phones, now DVD players, whats next????!!!!
  • by SE Location: Bryan on Feb 24, 2008 at 08:26 PM
    I'm so sick of the technology changing too fast to keep up with and the old stuff going to waste. It makes you not want to spend your money on any electronic devices anymore because next month you'll need a new one.
  • by William Location: Healdton on Feb 24, 2008 at 06:28 PM
    YOur so right! After 3 dollars a gallon and it is supposed to go up to as high as 3.50 a gallon by mid summer, who can afford the Blu ray. It is the same thing back when beta and VHS were going at it. People got shafted on that as well. Oh, well, free enterprise.
  • by john Location: denison on Feb 23, 2008 at 06:55 AM
    Well thats more money we have to spend o well. I am spending all my money on gas $3 a gallon thats crazy. some one has to do somthing about exxon and all the big companys. whocares about blue ray you wont have any money after the pump.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 22, 2008 at 04:24 PM
    Oh boo-hoo-hoo...
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