As expected, Microsoft confirms the discontinuation of the HD DVD add-on

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This will come as no surprise to anyone who knows a smidgen of information regarding the events from the last two months’ worth of HD DVD/Blu-ray torment.

With Toshiba’s announcement last Tuesday that they were ceasing their involvement in the HD DVD format, all eyes were on Microsoft and their Xbox 360.

On Saturday, news leaked that the inevitable had occurred, and Microsoft would discontinue their external HD DVD drive, however they will continue to offer technical support and even repair the £99 device if needed. Don’t give up hope on all those HD DVD discs you’ve spent the past year collecting, and if you fancy some more, eBay can definitely help you out with some pocket-friendly prices.

Anyone looking forward to Microsoft’s inevitable announcement about committing the most fence-hopper-like of sins and converting to Blu-ray?

(via Gizmodo and HDTV UK)

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