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Bad news for Sony...

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Looks like there will be a next-gen DVD format war.
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,Toshiba Perfects Recordable HD DVD Discs, Ends Talks With Sony
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,Tokyo -- Japanese consumer electronics firm Toshiba announced on
,Wednesday that it has developed a recordable disc for its next-generation,
,high-capacity DVD format, called HD DVD. A group of four disc makers --
,including Hitachi Maxell and Mitsubishi Kagaku Media/Verbatim -- has
,successfully tested mass production lines for the 15GB write-once
,discs, which utilize a new organic dye specifically developed for blue-laser
,applications. Toshiba is in competition for the lead in next-generation
,DVD with Sony, which developed the rival Blu-ray disc format. The two
,companies had been in negotiations to potentially avoid a "format war"
,like the one seen between the competing Beta and VHS videocassette
,formats in the 1980s, but Toshiba said on Wednesday it doesn't plan to
,resuscitate the stalled talks. "We won't talk from our side," Toshiba
,corporate senior vice president Yoshihide Fujii told MarketWatch.
,Toshiba and partners plan to begin shipping HD DVD players in the fall,
,with HD DVD recorders to follow in the spring of 2006.
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,http://www.toshiba.co.jp/about/press/2005_06/pr0801.htm
,http://tinyurl.com/8cl4n
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Jun 10, 2005
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Sigh... isn't everything bad news for Sony these days. (sarcastic)

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Jun 10, 2005
sony is fine.....they always will be...SONY = #1 ,
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This forum is full of Xbox and Sony fanboys.This is really pitiful,
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Jun 10, 2005
sony announced recordable blu-ray long time ago.  you can buy one in japan.
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Jun 10, 2005
dont worry...
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The product: Details are still sketchy on Toshiba's HD-DVD recorder, but pricing and availability for its play-only unit have finally been announced. It will be the first on sale to play the HD-DVD format, which the company is promoting as a competitor against Blu-ray to succeed the popular DVD format. The unit will include an HDMI output, naturally, but otherwise little information (including a model number) was available at press time. The available specs include:

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  • HD-DVD player
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  • HDMI output
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  • Backward compatible with DVD and CD
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The price: The unnamed unit will be available in the fourth quarter of 2005 for a list price of $1,000.
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http://www.cnet.com/4520-10602_1-5618766-1.html

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Hmm, if a HD-DVD player costs $1,000, I wonder how much a HD-DVD recorder would cost.  I think I'll stick with the blu-ray player that comes with the PS3.  Why do some people think blu-ray recorder doesn't exist.
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Jun 10, 2005
I posted this in the E3 thread a day or so ago...
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Llama Herder wrote:
The product: Details are still sketchy on Toshiba's HD-DVD recorder, but pricing and availability for its play-only unit have finally been announced. It will be the first on sale to play the HD-DVD format, which the company is promoting as a competitor against Blu-ray to succeed the popular DVD format. The unit will include an HDMI output, naturally, but otherwise little information (including a model number) was available at press time. The available specs include:

  • HD-DVD player
  • HDMI output
  • Backward compatible with DVD and CD
The price: The unnamed unit will be available in the fourth quarter of 2005 for a list price of $1,000.

http://www.cnet.com/4520-10602_1-5618766-1.html

 
Hmm, if a HD-DVD player costs $1,000, I wonder how much a HD-DVD recorder would cost.  I think I'll stick with the blu-ray player that comes with the PS3.  Why do some people think blu-ray recorder doesn't exist.



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Blu-ray player costs over $2,000 now. Amazing that Sony is going to put it in PS3...
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Llama Herder wrote:
The product:,Details are still sketchy on Toshiba's HD-DVD recorder, but pricing and,availability for its play-only unit have finally been announced. It,will be the first on sale to play the HD-DVD format, which the company,is promoting as a competitor against Blu-ray,to succeed the popular DVD format. The unit will include an HDMI,output, naturally, but otherwise little information (including a model,number) was available at press time. The available specs include:

  • HD-DVD player
  • HDMI output
  • Backward compatible with DVD and CD
The price: The unnamed unit will be available in the fourth quarter of 2005 for a list price of $1,000.

http://www.cnet.com/4520-10602_1-5618766-1.html

 
Hmm,,if a HD-DVD player costs $1,000, I wonder how much a HD-DVD recorder,would cost.  I think I'll stick with the blu-ray player that comes,with the PS3.  Why do some people think blu-ray recorder doesn't,exist.



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