HD DVD is History

I've intentionally held off on purchasing any high definition DVD players until this little format war played itself out, which is now the case:
Toshiba's decision to no longer develop, make or market high-definition HD DVD players and recorders will mean consumers can start feeling more confident about buying the victorious rival technology — a Blu-ray disc player. [...]

In making the announcement, Toshiba Corp. President Atsutoshi Nishida said he wanted to avoid confusion among consumers.
For anyone that bought the HD DVD units, Toshiba claims that they will still provide support for these products. A nice gesture, maybe, but it still sucks since the movie folks will now start to churn everything out on Blu-ray while you would be stuck with an obsolete player.

Are there any Shakers out there who already invested in either of these technologies?

Update: OK I'm a total reprehensible dork for not seeing Petulant's take on this very item. Sue me.

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