HD DVD Isn’t Dead Yet

By Deane Barker on August 5, 2009

HD DVD returns and kicks Blu-ray to the gutter:  Just when you thought the format war was over, Toshiba opened it up again in China, and they appear to be winning.

Just when Blu-ray thought it had clear sailing, a tempest has risen in the East: China Blue Hi-definition Disk (CBHD). Toshiba has licensed its HD DVD to them and it will be the unit world leader in HD optical technology in just 12 months.

Why? The Times Online reports that the CBHD players are outselling Blu-ray in China by 3-1 and the CBHD disks cost a quarter of Blu-ray.