Tech Talk Radio-TTR Ep 0808 - Death of HD DVD,
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Tech Talk Radio is an informative and entertaining talk show heard on free to air radio as well as streamed to the world live, and via podcast.

Each week we present current news and views from Australia and abroad. Were independent, non biased and are now in our third year of providing consumers with valuable information to help make educated decisions when it comes to technology.

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Its all over bar the shouting now, and wouldnt you be annoyed of youd invested your hard earned cash into a HD DVD player! Australian consumers who purchased now moribund Toshiba HD DVD players will receive no form of refund after the company officially announced its exit from the high definition format war.

In a recent press release, Toshiba confirmed its much-speculated exit and announced that come mid march all HD DVD shipments would cease. Toshiba Australias information systems general manager Mark Whittard said only a few thousand HD DVD players have been sold locally.

Toshiba will now push the benefits of its HD DVD players, including the ability to play CDs and DVDs, and internet connectivity that could possibly be used for video streaming in the future. So where does ths leave Bluray?

JB Hi-Fi chief executive Richard Uechtritz was reported to say

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