LG staying with HD DVD to the VERY END – sticking with Blu-ray and HD DVD combo drives

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LG has said it’s going to carry on making HD DVD players, using such words as “convenience” and “consumer” to justify its decision to stick with the recently deceased format.

If we were to be cynical about it, though – and there’s little we enjoy more! – we’d say that’s because poor LG has a factory full of the things somewhere in Korea it’s desperately trying to shift before they become worth bugger all.

But that’s not what LG said. It would be a very brave company that came out and said it had a factory of things it needed to shift, pronto, before they’re worth bugger all.

This is what LG actually said:

“LG believes that at this present moment in time, it is necessary to provide a player which supports both formats and therefore create simplicity and convenience for the existing HD DVD consumer.”

So you should still be able to buy LG HD DVD players from new, in the shops, for at least a little while. Plus, of course, LG makes the awesome Super Multi Blue series of combined Blu-ray and HD DVD players, so it’s likely HD DVD compatible equipment will still be supported and around in one form or another for years to come.

(Via Pocket-Lint)

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Gary Cutlack