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Toshiba announces new 1080p DVD player with XDE

August 19th, 2008 · No Comments

After a devastating and embarrasing loss to Sony in the high definition video disk war, Toshiba ended production of its HD-DVD players, but they still found a use for their powerful upscaler. Previously, Toshiba’s HD-DVD players were capable of up-converting regular DVDs to [...]

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The death of HD-DVD: Toshiba abandons HD-DVD.

February 16th, 2008 · 3 Comments

It has become known on Saturday that Toshiba will abandon its HD-DVD format, resulting in the complete victory for Blu-Ray by companies like Sony, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co, Hitachi and Sharp. The format war has been going on since 2003. HD-DVD format has many advantages over Blu-Ray, [...]

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HD-DVD still well positioned against Blu-Ray

January 15th, 2008 · No Comments

Toshiba slashed prices to its HD-DVD players again this week. Now the entry-level Toshiba HD A3 player has suggested retail price of just $150 – very close to what regular DVD players sell for, while medium and top players, HD A30 and HD [...]

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HD DVD camp may lose more of its supporters

January 10th, 2008 · 2 Comments

After Warner Bros. decided to commit to Blu-Ray and stop releasing their movies on HD-DVD in May 2008, the HD-DVD camp has been reduced to just Universal Studio and Paramount as far as Hollywood studios go. The latter has an “escape” clause in [...]

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HD DVD format is not dead, Toshiba says.

January 8th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Toshiba marketing executive Jodi Sally told the audience at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) HD DVD remained the best technology, but acknowledged the Warner Bros announcement on Friday took her by surprise.

“It’s difficult for me to believe when all the pundits declare that HD [...]

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Who is winning the format war: Blu-Ray vs HD-DVD

December 10th, 2007 · 8 Comments

In the middle of holiday season, electronics seem to be one of the gifts of choice. HD TVs are almost half cheaper then a year before. Cable and Satellite compete for HD content viewers. Rental companies offer movies in high definition. When DVD became [...]

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