February 20, 2008 by Rachel Cericola
Hot on the heels of yesterday’s Toshiba announcement, companies are scrambling to state that they have already boarded the Blu-ray train—well, most companies.
Onkyo announced that it will stop player production for the defunct format. However, they don’t want to cheese off any customers that already bought the DV-HD805—so they haven’t announced any Blu-ray players yet. Also, Engadget says the company will continue to provide support for their HD DVD product.
LG, on the other hand, sounds like they didn’t get the memo. High-Def Digest says that the manufacturer plans to hang onto the format, despite recent events. They aren’t totally kidding themselves, since they have acknowledged Blu-ray as the format war winner. However, they figure there are plenty of existing HD DVD customers out there that are still in need of players, and possibly a hug.
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