TenYears: The Biggest Product Flops of the Decade

It’s almost January 1st, 2010 and we’ve been mulling over our favorites of 2009 – and the previous decade. Here we present another installment of our “TenYears” list. We already did the bigg

Toshiba intros the BDX2000 Blu-ray player, HD DVD is officially dead

Fellow HD DVD die hards, it’s a sad day. Toshiba has officially surrendered to the enemy camp with the BDX2000 Blu-ray player. HD DVD is dead and the format war is finally over.

Shock: Toshiba to launch Blu-ray player

It had to happen at some point. With HD DVD long gone and Blu-ray sales rocketing up 91 percent (Q1 ‘09 over Q1 ‘08), Toshiba really had no choice, but to join the other team.

CrunchDeals: Harry Potter HD DVD Gift Set for $25

You may want to pull your HD DVD player’s Craigslist ad if you’re a Harry Potter fan. For only $25, you can get the first five Harry Potter films in glorous high definition with free shipp

Toshiba thinks about joining the Blu-ray bandwagon

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/blu-ray_hd_dvd_foot.gif" /> Remember HD DVD? The video format developed by Toshiba that <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/2008/01/08/rumor-para

Poll finds that physical media is dying, HD DVD as popular as Blu-ray

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/harris2.jpg">Blu-ray was declared the winning format last year when <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/2008/03/28/rip-hd-dvd-promotions-g

Red2Blu: Swap those HD DVDs for Blu-ray discs from WB

Well isn’t this a sweet promo from Warner Bros to promote Blu-ray and attempt to eliminate the remaining HD DVD inventory. The trade-in program is a bit weird, though. You don’t actually h

Convert an old Xbox 360 HD DVD drive into a gun laser sight

 http://www.videojug.com/film/player?id=a26005a0-bc6e-26e5-7773-ff0008cb16d5 Go grab that Xbox 360 HD DVD drive and give it new life with this mod. What you’re going to do is rip it apart and m

Netflix to go Blu-ray exclusive and discontinue HD DVD on December 15th

The Format War is done; it has been for a while. Netflix officially stopped buying new HD DVDs back in February ’08 and starting on December 15th, the company will no longer be shipping ’e

Toshiba rolls out firmware updates for its HD DVD players – seriously

The format war may be done and even though Blu-ray won, that doesn’t mean Toshiba is going to leave its early adopters stranded with unsupported devices and so, just released firmware 4.0 for i

Sony releases the BDP-350 Blu-ray BD Live firmware update

Sony BDP-350 owners, I’ve got great news for you this Friday. Your Sony Blu-ray player can now play all the fancy-pants BD Live extras once you update your player’s firmware. The 56 MB fir

CEDIAcrunch hands-on: Toshiba XDE upconverting DVD player

Once upon a time, there was a high definition format called HD DVD. Now, HD DVD was developed by a company called Toshiba, and that company put its heart and soul into this format. Evenutally though,

Optical formats; oh how I love thee

There was a time when the CD was the saving grace of the computer and media world. No longer would it take 22 floppy disks to install Windows 95. Oh no, just one magical disk. But as everything digita

Paramount offers $10 rebate for Blu-ray upgrades

Happen to be a HD DVD earlier adopter? Sorry to hear that. Paramount and Dreamworks wants to help switch your library to the winning side and is offering up a $10 rebate. All the studios ask is that

State of Blu-ray's union via Future Source Consulting

The format war is done. HD DVD lost, Blu-ray own, I was wrong and the world continued on. So where is Blu-ray now? ABI Research sayz not so good, but that was just one groups opinion and you know what

First look at Toshiba's new XD-E500

Those crazy kids over at Engadget got their grubby hands on Toshiba’s new XD-E500 upconverting DVD player. Their take?  Most consumers will see a visible quality improvement when playing their

Blu-ray not doing too well (except for PS3)

Even after HD DVD’s demise, Blu-ray still isn’t catching on, the PS3 excepted. Maybe the real format war was between DVD and Blu-ray all along? A recent survey, carried out by ABI Research

Internet-enabled DVD player coming from Toshiba?

Despite Blu-ray’s victory over HD, Toshiba does not seem to be accepting defeat and quietly adopting Blu-ray. The folks over at TG Daily speculate that instead Toshiba is working to enhance the imag

Transformers on Blu-ray will have lossless audio, BD Live content

Due for release on September 2, Transformers on Blu-ray will no doubt entertain those of you who think giant robots fighting other just-as-big robots is “cool.” Paramount has said that the Blu-ray

Blu-ray sales see massive increase, finally outselling DVD

Blu-ray isn’t dead yet. Sales of Blu-ray players in Japan topped sales of regular DVD players for the first time last month, an indication that consumers are finally warming up to the high-def f
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