Hitachi Maxell stops selling HD DVD media

Last February Hitachi Maxell announced the release of the first 2x HD DVD-R/RW media, but last Friday it was announced that they will stop selling this young product. Toshiba’s decision to stop the development and promotion of HD DVD changed Hitachi Maxell’s plans.

Hitachi Maxell’s HD DVD-R and HD DVD-RW supported the 2x burning speed and were initially scheduled to be available in Japan last February in both variations for data and video. Some might still be interested in these media but will have to find other ways to get a hold of Hitachi Maxell’s HD DVD products.

Personally I think Hitachi Maxell’s announcement to stop selling these products comes late.