Blockbuster will continue to stock a limited amount of HD DVD
discs in its Internet store for those who purchased HD DVD
players before they were discontinued.
These highly integrated silicon solutions continue to enable the most advanced system solutions on the market, which include digital cable, satellite and IP set-top boxes and media servers, broadband modems and residential gateways, high definition and digital televisions, HD DVD
and Blu-ray Disc(R) players, DVD recorders and personal video recorders.
Studios including Universal, DreamWorks and Paramount have committed to producing movies in HD DVD
, which means Toshiba's withdrawal from production is likely to reduce the number of films offered in the format.
Toshiba halted all production of HD DVD
players at the end of March, but will continue to offer customer support to the approximately 1 million buyers of the device for years to come.
Like the Blu-ray, Toshiba's budget HD DVD
player, the HD-A3, offers high-res viewing, a port for firmware updates down the road, and support for standard music and movie discs, but at half the Samsung's cost.
and others, while backers of the HD DVD
format include Microsoft Corp.
NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) has introduced PureVideo HD technology, which delivers outstanding HD DVD
and Blu-ray movie playback on PCs.
Now, as the lead developer of Blu-ray, a next-generation high-definition optical disc format, Sony is hoping for victory over the competing HD DVD
from Toshiba America Consumer Products L.L.C.
The HD DVD
format, which holds 18 GB of data, and the Blu-ray format, which can store 27 GB, are said to be harder to produce than current disc formats.
Final Cut Studio also includes tools that complement Final Cut Pro 5 such as Soundtrack Pro, a new audio editing and sound design application, Motion 2, the world's first real-time motion graphics application with GPU accelerated 32-bit float rendering; and DVD Studio Pro 4, the first commercially available DVD authoring software that burns high definition DVDs to the latest HD DVD
After years of competition between blue-ray DVD and HD DVD
, with Toshiba giving up its support to HD DVD
, HD DVD
has lost its market.
Toshiba quits HD DVD
business, Blu-ray to be industry standard