Reports out of Japan suggest that the high-definition DVD format war is about to end. Japanese NHK is reporting that Toshiba is set to stop production on HD DVD equipment, conceding the format war to its Blu-Ray rival. While HD DVD equipment will remain on sale in stores at least for now, Toshiba will also no longer develop the format and new products.
The news for HD DVD has been bleak ever since an announcement just before CES that Warner, one of the major movie studios, would only support Blu-Ray. Since then, it seems that everyone has been jumping ship. Netflix, Wal-Mart for example both announced that they would stop carrying HD DVD disks.
There was no statement from Toshiba to confirm or deny the news.