Sunday, February 17, 2008

Staying Behind the Times

Shades of Betamax and 8-Track.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer, said it will start offering high-definition DVD players and discs only in Sony Corp.'s Blu-ray format and phase out a rival standard by Toshiba Corp. Netflix Inc. and Best Buy Co. said earlier this week they would also stop selling movies using Toshiba's HD-DVD format.

Boy, am I glad I'm a little bit behind the technology. Can you imagine those who purchased Toshiba's HD-DVD? I guess that's the price you pay when you want the lastest technology toy. Good move for those who decided to wait and see who would win the war.

1 comment:

Rake said...

Blu Ray, HD-DVD.... huh?
Sounds like star trek.
I haven't purchased a TV or a DVD player in almost 10 years. I guess I have the old technology.

I wonder what will happen when I can not longer watch my old DVD movies? Should I go out and buy an extra "old" dvd player to ensure years of service?