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Tuesday, September 30, 2008
HD DVD Still Alive in the U.S

The stocked HD DVD players and HD DVD movies in the inventory of some retailers in the U.S combined with their very low price have breathed new life into Toshiba's HD DVD format.

It is hard to believe that buyers would ever choose to purchase an HD DVD player of disc now, provided that Toshiba and Hollywood have abandoned the format since last January. However, tough economic conditions as well as aggressive price cuts have maintained the market for HD DVD players, which also perform exceptionally as standard DVD players.

The last HD DVD movie releases - which include some recent blockbusters, such as American Gangster - are currently cost as little as $10, while players can be picked up for less than $60. This has maintained some demand for the format, which continues to be supported by online retailers, smaller electronics chains and second-hand stores.

"We expected to see a huge increase in Blu-ray sales and HD DVD dying [when Blu-ray won the format war] but it just hasn't happened," said Jeff Wisot, vice-president of marketing with, in a statement released to Financial Times.

"HD DVD sales are still very strong," he added.

Distribution Video & Audio, the largest buyer of excess video and audio inventory, has reportedly bought millions of unsold HD DVDs that were returned to the studios by big retailers. More than 1m units have been resold to online retailers and discount stores and expect to sell another 2m-3m in the run-up to Christmas.

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