Unfortunately for the millions of people who have bought HD-DVD players in the past year, Blu-ray has won the high definition disc war. Toshiba made it official, and you can read about it directly from the company's press release below. Toshiba says they will continue to provide full HD-DVD product support and after sales service for current customers, who can contact 1-888-MY HDDVD (1-888-694-3383) for answers to general questions and operational assistance for HD DVD.
In memory of the HD-DVD format, we go down memory lane and look back at some of the key events in the short life of HD DVD since the format was announced in 2005.
By the time retail giant Walmart announced that they would carry Blu-ray discs and players exclusively, the HD-DVD format was as good as dead.