Gartner Declares HD DVD Dead, Woolworths Backs Blu-ray

by admin January 28, 2008 at 6:40 pm

Gartner calls recent price cuts by Toshiba “useless resistance.”

It’s been a rough two months for Toshiba and the HD DVD Promotional Group, and the dark clouds show no signs of clearing. Gartner Inc. is already calling Blu-ray the winner in the high-definition disc arena and says that the recent moves by Toshiba to cut prices is nothing more than “useless resistance.”

“Gartner believes that Toshiba’s price-cutting may prolong HD DVD’s life a little, but the limited line-up of film titles will inflict fatal damage on the format,” said Gartner analyst Hiroyuki Shimizu. “Gartner expects that, by the end of 2008, Blu-ray will be the winning format in the consumer market, and the war will be over.”

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