Netflix to Finally Phase Out HD DVD
November 14, 2008 1:42 PM
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Netflix consumers will have one month before the rental service stops renting HD DVDs
Online movie rental company Netflix sent an e-mail to its subscribers informing them they would no longer be able to rent HD DVDs.
"Effective December 15, 2008, we will no longer carry HD DVDs," a message to subscribers said. "At that time, we will automatically replace any HD DVD titles in your queue with standard DVDs when available. You don't have to do anything."
"Last February, we announced that since most of the major movie studios had decided to release their high-definition movies exclusively in Blu-ray, we were going exclusively Blu-ray as well and would be phasing out our HD DVDs."
Since Sony-backed Blu-ray won the format war and HD DVDs are no longer being released by movie studios, this decision isn't shocking. Netflix will stop selling used DVDs by the end of the month, and it's unsure what will happen to the company's HD DVD catalog -- Netflix never sold high-def content.
The company will now shift support back to DVDs, Blu-ray and streaming services, with a strong emphasis on Blu-ray and streaming services. The company recently announced several partnerships in which consumers will be able to stream TV episodes and movies directly into the living room using a set-top box or certain Blu-ray players.
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11/15/2008 12:10:21 PM
If only I didn't trade a TV that I was no longer using for those speakers, then maybe that could hold water. That is of course assuming that the trade didn't happen with my father who wanted a flat screen for his other living room and had a set of speakers he replaced with a different set for his music server. I'm merely giving the retail price of the speakers, as quality speakers are not cheap.He listens to headphones most of the time anyway, you know how audiophiles are.
Also, I have no kids, no wife and my father does well enough for himself to get what he wants anyway. Plus he really doesn't like going places, vacations tend to be more work than vacation anyway. Brother is in college, I think he will do just fine on his own and my mother is still with my father, so no problems there.
You experience Iron Man, Xmen, Matrix, Talladega Nights, The Thing and any one of these
in real life on holiday? You live quite the fu*ked up life my friend.
11/18/2008 7:46:47 AM
Aw, you live with daddy! That's so cute!
11/18/2008 9:14:30 AM
I trade something so I somehow live with my pop? I live close to my parents, about 8 miles. You are truly the master of deduction.
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