Monday, February 18th 2008

Toshiba Responds to HD DVD Claims

Toshiba has responded to claims that it plans to give up on the HD DVD format with a rather half-hearted statement that seems to neither confirm nor deny the speculation. The firm released a statement saying:
The media reported that Toshiba will discontinue its HD DVD business. Toshiba has not made any announcement concerning this. Although Toshiba is currently assessing its business strategies, no decision has been made at this moment.
However, it certainly doesn’t sound like a strong denial given that Toshiba at no point gives any indication that it is still backing the format. So there may be a slight glimmer of hope for HD DVD owners, but things still look rather bleak.Source: Neoseeker
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35 Comments on Toshiba Responds to HD DVD Claims

#1
xubidoo
some1 mentioned Blu Ray has/will win because it is a better product...

not always the case tho is it ,you only have to look back to Betamax + VHS ,Betamax at the time was a Better quality product ,smaller more reliable etc yet still VHS won.

i have no interest in buying either formats atm because currently they cost way to much for the average user imo.
until the prices drop a "lot" ill be watching from the sidelines.

:)
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effmaster
xubidoo said:
some1 mentioned Blu Ray has/will win because it is a better product...

not always the case tho is it ,you only have to look back to Betamax + VHS ,Betamax at the time was a Better quality product ,smaller more reliable etc yet still VHS won.

i have no interest in buying either formats atm because currently they cost way to much for the average user imo.
until the prices drop a "lot" ill be watching from the sidelines.

:)
I dont think that youll ever find a Blu ray player at the low low price that some DVD players have fallen to I.E. $29 I think that the minimum price that you will find a Blu ray player for (ever) will be maybe $50 and even that wont happen for another 2 to 3 years i think.
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#3
xubidoo
50 i can live with ,just not current prices.

looks like i will be waiting a good while then before i buy 1 ,i only bought my 1st dvd player around 3 yrs ago .so i didnt exactly rush,so i can live without bluray/hd-dvd quite easily until prices are much improved.

i dont feel the need to rush out buy new tech like this as soon as its out tbh ,im quite happy with normal dvd's atm,id much rather w8 until prices drop and the machines themselves are more refined,much like current dvd players.
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#4
effmaster
xubidoo said:
50 i can live with ,just not current prices.

looks like i will be waiting a good while then before i buy 1 ,i only bought my 1st dvd player around 3 yrs ago .so i didnt exactly rush,so i can live without bluray/hd-dvd quite easily until prices are much improved.

i dont feel the need to rush out buy new tech like this as soon as its out tbh ,im quite happy with normal dvd's atm,id much rather w8 until prices drop and the machines themselves are more refined,much like current dvd players.
I was quite happy with regular DVDs until my neigbor showed me what its like to watch a movie in true High Def. Its really amazing to just sit back and look at it.
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#5
Triprift
I get very jelous anytime i go over to my sisters place and wach movie and high def on her big screen plasma.Its even worse when i go home to my not so great 68cm crt :cry:
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#6
effmaster
Triprift said:
I get very jelous anytime i go over to my sisters place and wach movie and high def on her big screen plasma.Its even worse when i go home to my not so great 68cm crt :cry:
centimeters????:eek::eek::eek:

thats what only a couple feet for a 12 inch ruler right???
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WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Wow, that was so not even cryptic
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#8
Triprift
I dont no what 68cm is in ur measurements its small compared to 106cm palsma.
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#9
xubidoo
30cm = 12"

roughly 68cm is 26/27"
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effmaster
xubidoo said:
30cm = 12"

roughly 68cm is 26/27"
That means that he has a Tv thats less than in inch in diameter lol you could probably fit it in his hand lol. Seriously though Triprift I think somewhere along the lines we have our measurements mixed up. Are you sure its in centimeters and not maybe 680 cms?
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