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 🙂