100.000 HD DVD units sold
A year ago in North America were introduced the HD DVD, so at this time there is 100.000 units sold, informs the HD DVD Promotional Group.
The companies that sustain its production and release are Toshiba, Microsoft, Warner Bros and other major players, which are in a battle for the hearts and minds of consumers considering the switch to high-definition media formats against Blu-ray Disc, an alternative format put forth by Sony, Twentieth Century Fox and others. Both formats offer substantially higher data storage capacities than conventional DVDs, making them better suited to carrying high-definition movies and other large amounts of data.
Sony made a great move by offering its PlayStation 3 (PS3) video game console with a built-in Blu-ray drive.
Other Blu-ray Disc drives have also hit the consumer market in the past year. Panasonic parent Matsushita, Pioneer, LG and other major consumer electronics companies also back the format.
From another point of view Toshiba dropped the price of some HD DVD players to under $400 in the US - still considerably more than a DVD player.
Experts are saying that the price will continue to fall down. HD DVD’s are a great investment because most of people are waiting for them till now. For those this is another step in the disc format, a new revolution.