HD-DVD now expected to launch in 2006

September 7, 2005

hd-dvdAccording to Paul Sweeting of Video Business, an email sent to worldwide HD-DVD partners indicates that the format won’t launch later this year as had been previously mentioned, but sometime in 2006.

In my opinion this is a rather serious blow for HD-DVD, all technical pros and cons aside, being first still goes a long way in the inevitable marketing blitz that follows a new formats launch. Now this isn’t to say that HD-DVD still won’t be the first high definition DVD format to launch in the states, but it does appear as if we can rule out any holiday 05 sales of the units.

Posted by Bryan Greenway | | Filed Under HD-DVD