From the BBC on the new format DVDs
Toshiba drops out of HD DVD war
Sony's Blu-ray has won the backing of the biggest film studiosToshiba has said it will stop making its high definition DVDs, ending a battle with rival format Blu-ray over which would be the industry standard. Following a review of its business, Toshiba said it would stop production of HD DVD players and recorders.
The HD DVD format has suffered as major US film studios backed the Blu-ray format, which is being developed by electronics firm Sony and partners.