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Onkyo drops support of HD DVD as well

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 23 Feb 2008 18:15 User comments (11)

Onkyo drops support of HD DVD as well The high-end electronics maker Onkyo has also announced that it will be ending support for HD DVD and stopping all production of HD DVD players.
Although a couple of companies have recently decided to continue their support for HD DVD players Onkyo clearly felt differently following Toshiba's recent decision to end support for HD DVD. "As Onkyo manufactures HD DVD players with core parts supplied by Toshiba," Onkyo's statement read, "it will be difficult for Onkyo to continue its further development and production of HD DVD players."

Any future HD products will be made for Blu-ray, says the company, but it will offer full support for all its HD DVD products including after-sales service.


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11 user comments

123.2.2008 21:24

Another one bites the dust

223.2.2008 21:29
varnull
Inactive

we are so far past actually giving a ****

323.2.2008 21:41

Originally posted by varnull:
we are so far past actually giving a ****
Take it up with the management then - namely DVDBack23:

http://www.afterdawn.com/news/by_author.cfm/dvdback23

423.2.2008 21:44
varnull
Inactive

Yet they miss important news like this.. http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/631147

523.2.2008 21:48

Simple solution: Don't click on any thread with HD DVD or BluRay in the title.

623.2.2008 22:46

Originally posted by varnull:
Yet they miss important news like this.. http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/631147


Jan, it is not in our niche to write about, next time please PM me with any issues, you know I always respond.

724.2.2008 11:55

Will there ever be a day where we will be able to rip Blueray and burn them on BDR? I dont want to jump to a new format if I ccan't be able to back it up.

824.2.2008 12:05

Well I remember the bad old days when it was impossible to rip dvd until Norwegian John came along and now look at us ! ;)
granted the stakes are higher and more difficult now but the technology that makes copying more difficult also lends itself to those who work to defeat/circumvent it. In human history what one man invents another can copy - just takes time.

One thing I don't understand about the Onkyo statement is this

Quote:
it will offer full support for all its HD DVD products including after-sales service.
I mean if they are completely stopping production, what else is there except for after sales service ? lol

924.2.2008 17:08

One thing I don't understand about the Onkyo statement is this

Quote:
it will offer full support for all its HD DVD products including after-sales service.
I mean if they are completely stopping production, what else is there except for after sales service ? lol
I would suspect that they are talking about playback issues with certain discs. Doing firmware upgrades that allow the users to play the last of the HDDVD discs that are released (including the interactive features).

1010.4.2008 17:12

Well the upside to this is the fact that although making the players have stopped the support of their older hd dvd players will continue and that is a wise and mature move on Onkyo's side. Well done.

1110.4.2008 17:13

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