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Toshiba Wants To Join The Blu-ray Disc Association

Postby Ian on Mon Aug 10, 2009 11:03 am

Has hell frozen over?

Toshiba, the company behind the HD DVD format, announced today that it has applied to join the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA). According to their press release, the company plans to release BD players and notebook PCs with BD drives later this year.

http://www.cdrlabs.com/News/toshiba-app ... ation.html

Toshiba Corporation announced today that the company has applied for membership of the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) and plans to introduce products that support the Blu-ray format.

As a market leader in digital technologies, Toshiba provides a wide range of advanced digital products, such as DVD recorders and players, HDTVs and notebook PCs that support a wide range of storage devices, including hard disk drives (HDD), DVD, and SD Cards. In light of recent growth in digital devices supporting the Blu-ray format, combined with market demand from consumers and retailers alike, Toshiba has decided to join the BDA.

Toshiba aims to introduce digital products that support the Blu-ray format, including BD players and notebook PCs integrating BD drives, in the course of this year. Details of the products, including the timing of regional launches, are now under consideration. We will make announcements in due course.
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Re: Toshiba Wants To Join The Blu-ray Disc Association

Postby Dartman on Mon Aug 10, 2009 1:19 pm

Well I guess now that they've had some time to get over it they just want to make money on HD again. Too bad the war didn't last a bit longer, buying HD movies buy one get one and all kinds of other deals to get you to buy one or the other was kinda nice.
If Microsoft had included a HD-DVD player in every Xbox 360 things may have shaken out differently.
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