Monday, January 22, 2018
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Facebook to Prioritize "Trustworthy" News
Analyst Cuts iPhone X Estimates, Sees Three-tier iPhone Lineup This Year
Amazon Raises Fee for Prime Service
LG Patents a Folding Smartphone
LG X4 Plus Smartphone Launches in Korea
Nokia to Supply 5G Equipment to NTT DOCOMO
Google Signs Patent Agreement with Tencent
Intel RealSense D400 Depth Camera Series Add 3D Capabilities to Any Device
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > Optical Storage > Sony's ...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Sony's Blu-ray Player Available Late 2006


Sony said it plans to release a player in Japan after October, giving Toshiba at least a six-month head start.

The Japanese player, which can also record, will be released after a planned U.S. model in October, Kiyoshi Nishitani, the executive in charge of Sony's Blu-ray business, said at a news conference in Tokyo on Thusday. Toshiba started sales of its HD DVD player in March.

"We hope to start selling a recorder player in Japan within this year," said Nishitani. About 75 movie titles in Blu-ray will be released in autumn, the company said.

Sony and Toshiba are seeking support from movie studios and computer companies for their high-definition DVD formats that offer better picture quality and greater recording capacity. Sony, which delayed the introduction of its PlayStation 3 game console until November because of Blu-ray, is battling Toshiba to set the standard format for home entertainment.

Toshiba said between 100 and 150 HD DVD titles will be available in Japan and Europe by December, and 150 to 200 movies in the U.S.



Global shipments of high-definition DVD players and recorders are expected to reach 800,000 units this year, and will rise almost eightfold to 6.2 million next year, according to market researcher ISuppli. Standard DVD player shipments are projected to gain 4.4 percent to 162.3 million units, it said.

Toshiba retails its HD DVD players in Japan for about 100,000 yen ($857) each, and said it aims to sell between 600,000 and 700,000 units by March 2007.

Sony's Nishitani declined to comment on prices for Sony's recorder player. The company is offering the device in Japan because he said Japanese consumers prefer recording digital television programs and their own movies with digital cameras. A player-only model will be sold in the U.S.

Samsung, the first company to offer Blu-ray players, started sales in the U.S. in June, a month behind schedule because it was testing the compatibility of the player with the discs.

LG is also scheduling the launch of its first Blu-Ray player later this year. Japanese Pioneer is set to release its first Blu-Ray player late September.


Previous
Next
Windows Vista Goes on Sale at Amazon        All News        Intel Sees Quad-Cores in Q4
TDK Stores 200GB With New Blue-Laser Disc Technology     Optical Storage News      LG Ventures Into Blu-Ray Market

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
CES: Blu-ray Disc Association Starts Licensing of 8k/4K Broadcast Recordable Blu-ray Format
CES: Sony Presents New OLED TVs, Audio Products, Robot Car Image Sensors
Panasonic Debuts HDR10+ OLED TVs, Ultra HD Blu-ray Players and New Technics Turntables at CES
Sony Unveils new Selfie Xperia XA2 and Xperia XA2 Ultra Smartphones
New Pioneer BDR-XD07 External Blu-ray Burners Connect Directly to Android Smartphones
Sony Revives the AIBO Robot Dog
Sony Raises Earnings Outlook, as Camera Chips, TVs Fuel Recovery
Sony develops Remote-driven Electric Vehicle
Sony's New Full-frame α7R III Interchangeable Lens Camera Combines 42.4 MP Resolution and Speed
John Kodera Promoted to President and CEO at Sony Interactive Entertainment
New Sony Cyber-shot RX100 IV Supports Phase-detect AF and 24 fps Bursts
Sony Unveils New Smartphones, Audio and Imaging Products at IFA 2017

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2018 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .