However, Toshiba will continue to provide product support for the HD DVD
technology, he said.
Wal-Mart, the largest US retailer, said it will sell only Blu-ray DVDs and hardware and no longer carry HD DVD
offerings, and Warner Brothers decided to release movie discs only in the Blu-ray format, becoming the latest studio to reject HD DVD
Verbatim's HD DVD
DL media supports the Advanced Access Content System copy-protection technology.
not only creates the ultimate high definition entertainment experience, leveraging all of the promise of the format such as superior audio/video performance, Web-enabled network capabilities and advanced interactive features - it also has a high-level of compatibility with DVD.
The existing marketing campaign, which showcases HD DVD
as "The Look and Sound of Perfect(TM)" will be used to highlight European perspectives, with the launch of country-specific pages to the www.
Toshiba said it understands that Warner Brothers and Paramount Pictures will release movies in the HD DVD
format as well.
Officials at Warners, Universal and Paramount studios said last week that a key factor in the choice of HD DVD
is its enhanced content-protection features.
The Jack Ryan Collection" will arrive on HD DVD
featuring four explosive thrillers including The Hunt for Red October starring Sean Connery and Alec Baldwin, Clear and Present Danger and Patriot Games starring Harrison Ford as well as The Sum of All Fears with Ben Affleck and Morgan Freeman.
In 2007, HD DVD
reached a broader group of consumers than ever before, showing strong movie title sales and high attach rates stemming from the major influx of dedicated HD DVD
players on the market.
Sessions using the Xbox 360 HD DVD
Emulator are designed to complement existing workflows so that tests can be run at various stages.
Studios also announced expansion into a greater number of European countries and are committed to announcing HD DVD
titles on the same day and date as DVDs wherever possible.
Those that have backed HD DVD
have strength in numbers, but no one has signed on exclusively.
Universal Studios Home Entertainment delivers one of the most acclaimed movies of 2007 with the American Gangster HD DVD
Combo Disc, available Feb.
6 /PRNewswire/ -- CES -- Demonstrating strong consumer acceptance for the HD DVD
format, Toshiba America Consumer Products L.
At the Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) Home Media Expo 2007, the North American HD DVD
Promotional Group today announced that overall HD DVD
hardware sales were up 37 percent from Q1 to Q2 2007, while software sales experienced a 20 percent increase in growth.