Things, they are a-changing at Netflix. It implements HD streaming
on the Xbox 360, hires a new fellow
to focus specifically on digital distribution, cans the art of selling secondhand DVDs
and now, it's putting the kibosh on the remnants of HD DVD. If you'll recall, the rental firm chose to go Blu-ray exclusive back in February
, and frankly, we're surprised the dangling love affair with the now-defunct format has lasted this long. Based on e-mails shot around to HD DVD renters, we're informed that the outfit will "no longer carry HD DVDs" effective December 15th; if you insist on keeping your HD DVDs in your queue, Netflix will kindly replace them with DVDs and go about its merry way. One more reminder
of the brutal format war
that was, but we'll never (ever) forget.