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February 19, 2008

Valdosta - Sony's Blu-Ray may have won the war over who will dominate the next generation of DVD technology.

Tuesday morning, Toshiba announced they will no longer make HD DVD players. They've been battling for several years with Blu-Ray over who would provide the best high definition DVDs and players.

Experts at Target say it comes as no surprise, as Blu-Ray has always out sold HD DVD.

They expect to see sales increase even more after this mornings big announcement.

"They've been leaning towards Blu Ray. most of our guests are pretty educated about Blu-Ray and HD, plus the Sony Play station also comes with Blu-Ray. We definitely have seen a trend towards the Blu-Ray disc. I'm sure now it will pick up a little bit more. Plus the price of the Blu-Ray players have gone down a little bit so I think that's going to really help," says Jeff Sermons, Electronics Team Leader at Target.

They say with HD DVD now out of the picture, that Blu-Ray prices may fall even more.

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