Toshiba announced today that they would be discontinuing their production and support of the HD-DVD format, leaving Sony’s Blu-Ray format as the “winner”.
It’s nice to have the format war done so that the industry can move on… finally. The problem is that so many people have put off buying into either format, that now hi-def downloads are a real contender. In the process, both formats may have lost. I think High Definition downloads will soon eclipse sales of Blu-Ray discs and will be the method of choice for high definition content.
Although with the format war over, I suspect sales of the PlayStation3 will skyrocket. The PS3 is still the best Blu-Ray player out there.