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Re: Toshiba embraces DVD

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  • hyy55
    ... Yeah looks like Toshiba is going to hold a grudge. They were invited to join all the companies which now support Blu-Ray and they decided to go their own
    Message 1 of 70 , Mar 4, 2008
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      --- In HDTV-in-SFbay@yahoogroups.com, "Mr. Toad's" <junkmail@...> wrote:
      >
      > I'm sure this is just more fodder for the flames but did anyone else
      > see the interview with the CEO of Toshiba in the WSJ yesterday?
      >
      > He said that Toshiba would instead focus on Upconvert DVD players and
      > he felt strongly that their future was very bright. In fact, he went
      > on to say fairly ridiculous things about how good he thought they
      > would eventually look to consumers when compared to BluRay.
      >
      > Let the DVD vs. BluRay format war begin!
      >
      > Tardon
      >

      Yeah looks like Toshiba is going to hold a grudge. They were invited to join all the
      companies which now support Blu-Ray and they decided to go their own way, in an effort
      to retain control over the patents, as they did over DVD patents.

      But there is no urgency for them to jump onto Blu-Ray right now. If Blu-Ray players come
      down under $100 and the movie prices come down under $20, then the adoption rate
      should take off.

      DVD players will not make money. They probably don't bring in a lot of money now.
    • hyy55
      ... Yeah looks like Toshiba is going to hold a grudge. They were invited to join all the companies which now support Blu-Ray and they decided to go their own
      Message 70 of 70 , Mar 4, 2008
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        --- In HDTV-in-SFbay@yahoogroups.com, "Mr. Toad's" <junkmail@...> wrote:
        >
        > I'm sure this is just more fodder for the flames but did anyone else
        > see the interview with the CEO of Toshiba in the WSJ yesterday?
        >
        > He said that Toshiba would instead focus on Upconvert DVD players and
        > he felt strongly that their future was very bright. In fact, he went
        > on to say fairly ridiculous things about how good he thought they
        > would eventually look to consumers when compared to BluRay.
        >
        > Let the DVD vs. BluRay format war begin!
        >
        > Tardon
        >

        Yeah looks like Toshiba is going to hold a grudge. They were invited to join all the
        companies which now support Blu-Ray and they decided to go their own way, in an effort
        to retain control over the patents, as they did over DVD patents.

        But there is no urgency for them to jump onto Blu-Ray right now. If Blu-Ray players come
        down under $100 and the movie prices come down under $20, then the adoption rate
        should take off.

        DVD players will not make money. They probably don't bring in a lot of money now.
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