HD DVD - not dead yet

We’d pretty much written off the HD DVD as dead and buried but it's fighting a small rear guard action with news that, over in the US, Microsoft

We’d pretty much written off the HD DVD as dead and buried but it's fighting a small rear guard action with news that, over in the US, Microsoft has shifted 155,000 HD DVD add-on drives for the Xbox 360.That's still dwarfed by the number of PS3s out there with Blu-Ray already built in but it does make the drive Microsoft's biggest ever selling Xbox 360 accessory.And there are signs that the Microsoft and Toshiba backed format might be doing better over here than it is Stateside. The makers have been busy wooing the independent film companies that account for around half the releases here. And with some success, not least because HD DVD discs are cheaper to produce.So it could well end up as Blu-Ray for Hollywood and HD DVD for the indies. That is until we all start downloading HD moves directly and bin both formats of course...EssentialsXbox 360 HD DVD DrivePrice: £120On sale: NowContact: MicrosoftRelated stories:Blu-ray gets the Blockbuster voteNo Blu-ray for Xbox 360Gadget of the Day: Xbox HD-DVD