Yesterday was some day, huh? Even though rumors have been rampant for over a week now, it doesn't make it any easier to hear. Toshiba's going to discontinue the HD DVD business. It seems that's all anyone's been talking about. Engadget ran a snarky article on what you can do with your HD DVD player.
You know what I did with my HD DVD player? I went to Amazon and bought more HD DVDs for it. And then I watched Queen: Rock Montreal - which is pretty freaking awesome.
I do not regret choosing HD DVD. I bought my A2 for $250 and it came with 5 free movies by mail - though, not quite as good as the people who bought it in the last few months for $199 or less with 5 free movies immediately plus 5 more by mail. I have a modest collection of HD DVDs which I have enjoyed watching. And, it upscales my standard def library. Even now, the other format doesn't have players for $250. And, prices on those players are predicted to go up.
Right now, the two top selling DVD players- overall, not just high def - are Toshiba HD DVD players which tells me that I am probably not alone in my thinking.
To everyone who's been following along on this blog for the past ten months, thanks for reading. I hope to bring you more interesting code samples on new exciting technologies in the not too distant future.
Happy Programming :)
i hope you will continue your blog on iHD for those of us who are looking to create content for our personal use (and knowledge). i don't plan on going blu till prices go down and there's a finalized profile that matches what hd-dvd had to offer, but by then, we should be on to the next technology.
I'll keep you in my blog list, hopefully one day you can blog about Xbox Live downloads with HDi.