Toshiba at CeBIT
Toshiba, the main backer of the HD DVD format, showcased the HD-XA1 player.
player provides visual quality supported by leading-edge video compression
The device includes the capability to support
Advanced Navigation, also referred to as "iHD," offering interactive
The HD-XA1 is backward compatible, allowing users
to continue to enjoy their libraries of current DVD and CD software.
device can be connected to HDTV sets via a High Definition Multimedia Interface
output copy-protected HD content (through the HDMI output) in the native
format of the HD DVD disc content of either 720p or 1080i.
can be upconverted for display at 720p or 1080i (through the HDMI output).
Below, you can see the player's specifications, which may change by the time
the device hits the market.
Below, are showcased some of Toshiba's new HD ready LCD TVs. Toshiba offers
a complete line of HD TVs in a variety of dimensions ranging from a maximum
of 47-inch screen to a a 15-inch screen.
In the picture above you can see the first high definition
laptop computer with a HD DVD optical drive for the new generation of DVD discs
The Qosmio G30 notebook, initially announced at last year's CES and now showcased
at the CeBIT electronics trade fair in Hannover, Germany, is the latest model
under Toshiba's Qosmio range of high-end audio-video computers. The computer
will retail for a price between 2,500 and 3,500 euros and will be available
in all countries within a few weeks.
The G30's built-in HD DVD drive is expected to be region-free, which means
that the drive will not check for region encoding, allowing it to play HD DVDs
bought in the US and elsewhere. Actually, the HD DVD regional coding has not
yest been decided, and the first releases will not feature any regional restrictions.
The G30 incorporates an HDCP-compliant HDMI output port and a 17in 1920 x
1200 TruBrite LCD screen ready for 1080p HD content. The display is driven
by an Nvidia GeForce Go 7600 graphics chip with 256MB of video RAM. The notebook
has a 2GHz Core Duo T2500 processor on board, 1GB of DDR 2 SDRAM, an 802.11a/b/g
Wi-Fi radio and Bluetooth 2.0.
It has also twin analogue and digital TV tuners, a Dolby Home Theater-certified
audio system based on Dolby virtual speaker technology, Dolby Pro Logic II
decoding and Harman Kardon speakers.