So Toshiba has announced their decision to bail on HD-DVD. Curiously, they announced no commitment to Blu-Ray. Nor have they made any content commitments beyond having a dialog with the studio partners. They have simply said that they're discontinuing the fight in order to help the industry in its effort to foster the creation of more high definition content.
It's a bummer for those of us who have purchased HD-DVD players and disks that play on them. High definition content is noticeably better than standard definition, and the players and disks for HD-DVD were substantially less expensive with better features that Blu-ray.
This is a triumph of marketing over quality and experience.