Toshiba anuncia la muerte del HD-DVD


Tras 40 años de fracasos, al parecer Sony podrá conocer la experiencia de bailar con la mujer bonita. Y esto es así ya que tras los sucesivos fracasos de sus muy buenos inventos como el Betamax para video, el Video 8 como formato de grabación y reproducción casera (sólo fue promovido en cámaras filmadoras finalmente), el MiniDisc para música y datos y el sistema anticopia de CDs que resultó ser un “
Rootkit”, que finalmente generó millonarias demandas contra la compañía.

A pesar de las caídas, Sony insiste en tratar de imponer sus formatos y esta vez lo logró. De la mano de buenos contratos con multinacionales del cine, el apoyo irrestricto de casi toda la industria tecnológica amparada en el Blu-Ray Disc Association y de una serie de innegables méritos frente a su rival, el HD-DVD, Blu-Ray se impuso como el nuevo formato de video digital de alta definición tras el anuncio de Toshiba, quien comentó que no seguirá desarrollando ni fabricando su tecnología HD-DVD, cesando incluso todas las operaciones de la división a partir de marzo de 2008.

El golpe no puede ser mayor, tanto para los consumidores que compraron estos equipos como para la industria que lo apoyó. El hecho incluso le quita un tremendo pie a Microsoft, compañía que fue la que más fuerte apostó por esta norma, gracias a las ventajas restrictivas de zona y sistema anticopia que están en línea con la organización DVD Forum, la que ha dividido al planeta en múltiples sectores y con ello, monopoliza y dictamina la distribución de estrenos.

Blu-Ray si bien no ha sido reconocida hasta ahora por DVD Forum, se espera que lo haga pronto debido al innegable cúmulo de evidencias y de paso, revolucione la manera en cómo accederemos y veremos video y audio en alta definición. El formato creado por Sony en conjunto con Philips y Pioneer, podría ser masivamente adquirido en unos 18 meses más gracias a la baja de sus costos. Su gran rival ahora será la distribución de videos en HD mediante descargas, algo muy popular en Estados Unidos y su conocida incompatibilidad para que los reproductores de rayo azul lean DVD tradicionales, algo que sí podía hacer HD-DVD.

Declaración de Toshiba

Toshiba Announces Discontinuation of HD DVD Businesses
19 February, 2008

Company Remains Focused on Championing Consumer Access to High Definition Content

TOKYO–Toshiba Corporation today announced that it has undertaken a thorough review of its overall strategy for HD DVD and has decided it will no longer develop, manufacture and market HD DVD players and recorders. This decision has been made following recent major changes in the market. Toshiba will continue, however, to provide full product support and after-sales service for all owners of Toshiba HD DVD products.

HD DVD was developed to offer consumers access at an affordable price to high-quality, high definition content and prepare them for the digital convergence of tomorrow where the fusion of consumer electronics and IT will continue to progress.

"We carefully assessed the long-term impact of continuing the so-called ‘next-generation format war’ and concluded that a swift decision will best help the market develop," said Atsutoshi Nishida, President and CEO of Toshiba Corporation. "While we are disappointed for the company and more importantly, for the consumer, the real mass market opportunity for high definition content remains untapped and Toshiba is both able and determined to use our talent, technology and intellectual property to make digital convergence a reality."

Toshiba will continue to lead innovation, in a wide range of technologies that will drive mass market access to high definition content. These include high capacity NAND flash memory, small form factor hard disk drives, next generation CPUs, visual processing, and wireless and encryption technologies. The company expects to make forthcoming announcements around strategic progress in these convergence technologies.

Toshiba will begin to reduce shipments of HD DVD players and recorders to retail channels, aiming for cessation of these businesses by the end of March 2008. Toshiba also plans to end volume production of HD DVD disk drives for such applications as PCs and games in the same timeframe, yet will continue to make efforts to meet customer requirements. The company will continue to assess the position of notebook PCs with integrated HD DVD drives within the overall PC business relative to future market demand.

This decision will not impact on Toshiba’s commitment to standard DVD, and the company will continue to market conventional DVD players and recorders. Toshiba intends to continue to contribute to the development of the DVD industry, as a member of the DVD Forum, an international organization with some 200 member companies, committed to the discussion and defining of optimum optical disc formats for the consumer and the related industries.

Toshiba also intends to maintain collaborative relations with the companies who joined with Toshiba in working to build up the HD DVD market, including Universal Studios, Paramount Pictures, and DreamWorks Animation and major Japanese and European content providers on the entertainment side, as well as leaders in the IT industry, including Microsoft, Intel, and HP. Toshiba will study possible collaboration with these companies for future business opportunities, utilizing the many assets generated through the development of HD DVD.

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