Second Season of HD-DVD 'Star Trek' To Be Canceled.By T'Bonz
February 19, 2008 - 8:25 PM
Toshiba will stop promoting its HD-DVD format after losing support to Sony's Blu-ray technology.
As reported at TvshowsonDvd.com, the end of the HD-DVD/Blu-Ray war will probably mean the cancelation of the second remastered season of the original series.
"An inside source at Technicolor has informed us that a few weeks ago Toshiba cancelled the work they were doing on Star Trek Season 2. Toshiba had been the one paying for the re-mastering/encoding of Star Trek: TOS, which was part of their exclusive deal with Paramount."
Paramount is the only studio that is still uncommitted to Blu-ray. They are expected to react to today's Toshiba announcement soon, according to The Digital Bits.
According to Toshiba's press release, "[we have] undertaken a thorough review of [our] overall strategy for HD DVD and [have] decided [we] will no longer develop, manufacture and market HD DVD players and recorders. This decision has been made following recent major changes in the market. Toshiba will continue, however, to provide full product support and after-sales service for all owners of Toshiba HD DVD products."