Saturday, November 29, 2014
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Sony's New E-Paper FES Watch Appears Online
Amazon Releases Deals of the Year on Cyber Monday
Germany To Get Secure Phones By BlackBerry
Xbox And Playstation Black Friday Deals
Toshiba Launches ARM-Based Application Processors with Sound, Image Data-Mining and Security Functions
Pioneer To Release The BDR-XU03JM Portable Blu-ray Drive For Macs
Syrian Electronic Army targets CNBC, Telegraph, Independent, PCWorld
GoPro Camera Drones In The Works: report
Active Discussions
Hi All!
cdrw trouble
CDR for car Sat Nav
DVD/DL for Optiarc 7191S at 8X
Copied dvd's say blank in computer only
Made video, won't play back easily
New Features In Firefox 33
updated tests for dvd and cd burners
 Home > News > Optical Storage > Toshiba...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Monday, January 07, 2008
Toshiba Claims HD DVD "Has Not Lost" Despite Warner Move


Toshiba said that its HD DVD high-definition video format is far from dead despite being dealt a major setback by Warner Bros studio's decision to exclusively back rival Blu-ray technology.

Akiyo Ozaka, president of Toshiba America Consumer Products, told a briefing at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that HD DVD "has not lost."

But Ozaka was at a loss to say what Toshiba planned to do next after the decision by Time Warner's Warner Bros, one of the world's largest film studios, to embrace Blu-ray, an optical disk format for storing high-definition video that is backed by Toshiba rival Sony.

Toshiba defended the technology on Sunday after the HD DVD consortium, a group of companies of which it is a part, canceled plans to hold its own press conference at the Las Vegas trade show, the industry's largest U.S. gathering.

"We were very disappointed with Warner Brothers' announcement," Ozaka said. "Sales of HD DVD were very good last year, especially in October to December."

Ozaka said Toshiba sold about 1 million HD DVD players in North America in the last year as more consumers downloaded high-definition video onto personal computers equipped with the technology.

Ozaka declined to comment on Toshiba's next steps, which he said Toshiba's HD DVD partners would have to discuss.

Toshiba marketing executive Jodi Sally told the audience that HD DVD remained the best technology, but acknowledged that the Warner Bros announcement on Friday took her by surprise.

"It's difficult for me to believe when all the pundits declare that HD DVD is dead," Sally said. "Clearly, the events of the last few days have led many of you to that conclusion. We have been declared dead before. The reality is we ended 2007 with a majority of the year-to-date market share."

Toshiba also introduced the third generation of its HD DVD players, the HD-A30, HD-A35, and HD-A3 all supporting the company's REGZA Link technology. The company also announced it's dropping the price of its high-end HD-XA2 to $799. Prices for the HD-A30 and HD-A35 will remain the same at $399 and $499, respectively.

The Japanese company is also expected to further promote installation of HD-DVD drives in personal computers this year, targeting users who watch movies on their PCs. The company's plan is to capture those who watch DVDs on personal computers, a popular practice in the United States.


Previous
Next
Verbatim Announces World's First 2X-Speed HD DVD Recordable Media        All News        BenQ Reveals its First Mobile Internet Device at CES
Verbatim Announces World's First 2X-Speed HD DVD Recordable Media     Optical Storage News      Warner to Back Blu-ray Exclusively - HD DVD Cancels CES Press Event

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Toshiba Launches ARM-Based Application Processors with Sound, Image Data-Mining and Security Functions
Toshiba Develops Low-bitrate SHVC Encoding Technique For Efficient HD to 4k Conversion
Toshiba's Enterprise PC Solution Uses BIOS to Secure Information Security
Toshiba and Cisco To Collaborate In Internet of Things Solutions
Toshiba Expands Its Lineup of Application Processors for Wearable Devices
Toshiba Offers New 4TB and 5TB Desktop HDDs
Toshiba Debuts New 2-in-1 Convertible PC with a 360-Degree Design
Toshiba Develops Lifelike Communication Android, Smart Glasses
New Toshiba Tecra C50 Laptop Delivers Security at Affordable Price
Toshiba to Develop New Transistor Series Using Latest Process Technology
Toshiba to Restructure Its PC Business
Toshiba 2014 4K UHD Models Now Available

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2014 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .