April 18, 2006: HD DVD Format
2006 – Toshiba launches the HD DVD format in the US. The first HD DVD players were the HD-A1 and HD-XA1. RCA would rebrand the A1 to the HDV-5000. The first HD DVD with TrueHD soundtrack was the Phantom of the Opera.
Full Day in Tech History podcast show notes for April 18
- Osborne Computer introduces the Osborne Executive and Executive II portable computers
- The final version of WordPerfect is released
- Aneesh Chopra is appointed the U.S. Chief Technology Officer