Big news for us nerds people. The HD format war has effectively come to an end with Toshiba conceding victory to Sony. HD DVD, the format built by Toshiba for HD video, has lost the most recent Format war to rival Sony's Blu-ray technology. With Toshiba backing out, Sony has effectively won. Reasons for Blu-rays victory have been cited but the primary cause has been the descion of major movie distributors to support Blu-ray over HD-DVD. Sony has also been said to have been much more active in promoting the Blu-ray format to consumers than Toshiba. Recently Warner Brothers, the only hold out company that was using HD-DVD (alongside Blu-Ray) annouced they will cease releasing in HD-DVD. Netflix has also stated they will no long offer HD-DVD's. The finish however, came when Wal-mart announced it will stop selling HD-DVD players and will only be offering Blu-Ray. Likewise, Microsoft has announced it will cease production of the XBox 360 HD-DVD Player accessory.