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Toshiba drops out of HD DVD war

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    gkd_uk Moderator Moderator Webmaster

    Toshiba 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.

    Analysts said the move would allow Toshiba to focus on other products.

    "It was an agonising decision for me, but I thought if we kept running this business it would have grave ramifications for the management of our company," Toshiba president Atsutoshi Nishida said.

    "We made a quick decision, judging that there is no way of winning the competition," he said.

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