Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 22nd Jun 2007 07:53 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Geeks.com sent us in a next generation DVD player, the Toshiba HD-A2 HD-DVD player. The model is the little brother of the HD-XA2 with fewer features, but it's the only HD player that sells at $230 while using the newer, second generation HD-DVD technology.
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Governa
Member since:
2006-04-09

QUOTING Soulbender:

"Who's Blockbuster...?"

I've noticed you are from Philippines so you might not be familiar with Blockbuster.

Blockbuster is one of the largest chain of DVD and video game rental stores in the world. It is present in over thirty countries, including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay, Ireland, Puerto Rico, UK, Portugal, Australia, New Zealand, Israel, Brazil, Chile, Taiwan, Italy, Denmark, Colombia, etc.

More info here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blockbuster_%28video_store%29

Recently Blockbuster announced it will rent high-definition DVDs only in the Blu-ray format.

Blockbuster has been renting both Blu-ray and HD DVD titles since late last year and found that consumers were choosing Blu-ray titles more than 70 percent of the time.

Apparently the decision was helped in large part by the lopsided availability of titles in Blu-ray. All major studios except one are releasing films in Blu-ray, with several, including The Walt Disney Co., releasing exclusively in Blu-ray. Only Universal Studios, which is owned by General Electric Co., exclusively supports HD DVD.

More info here:
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,283774,00.html

And since this is a OS News website some of you might be interested to know Microsoft officially supports the HD-DVD format while Apple decided to support the Blu-ray format.

Edited 2007-06-22 14:45

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

"I've noticed you are from Philippines so you might not be familiar with Blockbuster."

I'm very well of what Blockbuster is and they even have a presence here. Well, if you can call a handfull of stores a presence. I was being sarcastic.
What Blockbuster support or do not support does not really matter for anyone outside the U.S and while Blockbuster may be present in many countries that does in no way mean they're important in those countries.

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