Saturday, October 10, 2015
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
3Q15 Hard Disk Drive Shipments Report
Japanese Fund may Invest In Sharp: report
ASUS Upgrades Its ROG Gaming Lineup
ITC Says Samsung Did Not infringe Nvidia's Patents
ARCHOS and Sikur Ensure Your Privacy with GranitePhone
Firefox To Switch Away From Plugins
Apple Removes Apps From Online Store
PC Shipments Kept Falling In 3Q
Active Discussions
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
How to burn a backup copy of The Frozen Throne
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
Copied dvd's say blank in computer only
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
 Home > News > Optical Storage > Toshiba...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Tuesday, March 04, 2008
Toshiba to Focus on Standard DVDs and Downloads

Toshiba's president underlined the 'upconvertion' feature of HD DVD and DVD players unveiled plans to concentrate on video downloading market, in an interview with the Wall Street Journal.

Toshiba's President Atsutoshi Nishida, the person who recently made the 'surprising' announcement about the fture of the HD DVD format, described the 'upconverting' feature of Toshiba's DVD players as an advantage for consumers since "they won't be able to tell the difference". He added Toshiba will further work to enhance the feature in the company's upcoming DVD players, that will be "much cheaper" than Blu-ray rivals.

"What people don't realize is that Hollywood studios are going to release new titles not just for Blu-ray but for standard DVDs as well, and there are a far greater number of current-generation DVD players out there," he pointed out.

In addition to standard DVD players, Nishida showed willingness to have Toshiba play a bigger role in the market of video-downloading using personal computers.

"Without a next-generation DVD player, PCs become an even more important part of our strategy. We couldn't connect computers and televisions before, but now there is a technology that let us do that...That means that you can use the DVD player in your computer to watch movies on your big-screen television, and you don't need a stand-alone player," he was quoted as saying. "We've been developing technologies in this area, but now that we don't have the HD DVD business, I want to put even more energy into that."

Nishida said he first started thinking about withdrawal from the HD DVD business when Time Warner Inc.'s Waner Bros threw its support behind Blu-ray.

"I didn't think we stood a chance after Warner left us because it meant HD DVD would have just 20 pct to 30 pct of software market share," he explained.

E-TEN and Acer announce acquisition agreement        All News        CeBIT 08: ASUS ROG Presents Full Lineup of Gaming Products
CeBIT 08: LG Showcases New External Blu-ray Burner     Optical Storage News      CeBIT 2008: Nero Presents the Latest News in the Nero Business Lounge

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Toshiba's Image Sensor for Iris Recognition Improves Recognition And Security
Toshiba's Satellite Click 10 Detachable 2-in-1 PC Now Available
Toshiba Reports Q1 Loss on Weak PC, TV Sales
Toshiba Reports Significant Loss Following Accounting Scandal
Toshiba's New PCs Combine Functionality, Mobility and Performance
Toshiba At IFA 2015
Toshiba Launches Wireless Power Receiver IC for Quick Charging Mobile Devices
Toshiba Unveils Three NVME Solid State Drive Families
Toshiba Develops First 16-die Stacked NAND Flash Memory with TSV Technology
Toshiba Announces Third Generation of Enterprise SAS SSDs, Starts Production Of 3D NAND
Toshiba Expands Line-up of ARM Cortex -M-based Microcontrollers
Toshiba CEO Resigns Following Accounting Scandal

Most Popular News
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2015 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .