Okay you guys, listen up for a second. I’ve got some bad news. It’s been a long and winding road and we’ve all fought really hard, but it appears that HD DVD might actually be on its way out for real. We just got word that Onkyo has decided to stop making HD DVD players. I know you feel. I feel like I got punched in the gonads, too.
I don’t know what else is going on with the whole HD DVD versus Blu-ray thing, but if Onkyo announces that it’s leaving the HD DVD game, then the game…she’s over. You can, however, still pick up this Onkyo HD DVD player for the low, low price of $900.
Onkyo made this announcement a couple of weeks ago but it was made in Japanese, so it apparently took this long to translate. It’s a beautiful, complex language.
On a more positive note, I’d like to submit that HD DVD donate its name to Blu-ray. Blu-ray could then go by Blu-ray or HD DVD and we consumers could choose which name we like better. I like the sound of HD DVD better because it sounds like DVD except in high definition. Blu-ray sounds like a minor league baseball team.