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vurbano
02-20-2008, 09:01 AM
LG to Continue HD DVD Support | High-Def Digest (http://www.highdefdigest.com/news/show/LG/LG_to_Continue_HD_DVD_Support/1484)

vurbano
02-20-2008, 09:02 AM
LG not dumping HD DVD (http://www.pocket-lint.co.uk/news/news.phtml/12929/13953/lg-back-hddvd-disc-players.phtml)

msmith198025
02-20-2008, 09:15 AM
Ok, does it really matter at this point? They will continue to offer players....if no one is going to be releasing discs in that format, I have to ask...Why?

Edit: last post deleted for stupidity. lol

Geronimo
02-20-2008, 09:18 AM
Just posted as info. In some other threads people indicated they would rather see dual format. i won't be buying one ans i guess you won't either but some might care.

msmith198025
02-20-2008, 10:15 AM
Just posted as info. In some other threads people indicated they would rather see dual format. i won't be buying one ans i guess you won't either but some might care.
No, I wont, since I already have an HD-DVD player and a blu-ray player. I wouldnt see the point. I would imagine a a dual format is more expensive than a single player. Since most HD-DVD supporters already have a HD-DVD player to play the discs that they own, wouldnt it be cheaper just to buy a blu-ray player when and if they decide to? Dual format made sense a few months ago, not so much now. IMO anyway.

Now keeping support for the players already out I can understand.

JoeSp
02-20-2008, 11:10 AM
LG has got to sell their dual-format players but my guess is that the HD-DVD supporting studios will probably just let their HD-DVD titles sell out. They are not going to be spending money on a dead format when they have a entirely new consumer base to go after. LG is probably hoping to get those customers who have a HD-DVD library and want to be able to move to BD seemlessly. If that is their game play -- they need to drop their combo players in half!

navychop
02-20-2008, 11:19 AM
Translation of LG announcement: We've got a warehouse full of these things and need to dump them quick!

tnsprin
02-20-2008, 11:23 AM
LG has got to sell their dual-format players but my guess is that the HD-DVD supporting studios will probably just let their HD-DVD titles sell out. They are not going to be spending money on a dead format when they have a entirely new consumer base to go after. LG is probably hoping to get those customers who have a HD-DVD library and want to be able to move to BD seemlessly. If that is their game play -- they need to drop their combo players in half!

Probably doesn't cost that much more. Most of the parts are needed anyway. And some of the licenses needed are the same (they don't need to pay double for DTS, Dolby etc.). Software cost probably a bit higher.

If it continues to sell they will probably continue to make them. Obvious if sales go way down, they will just stop production and sell out what they have made.

JoeSP, glad to see you stopped hiding behind your paper bag.

JoeSp
02-20-2008, 05:41 PM
JoeSP, glad to see you stopped hiding behind your paper bag.

Thanks, I didn't think I was fooling anyone.:D

FreddyvsJasonvsAsh
02-20-2008, 06:36 PM
Toshiba will continue, however, to provide full product support and after-sales service for all owners of Toshiba HD DVD products. What does this mean? that they will still send out firmware updates? maybe that is why LG continues

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