Toshiba Confirms Plans for Blu-Ray Player, Laptops

A few weeks back there were rumors that Toshiba was going to bite the bullet and launch a Blu-ray player. The company confirmed reports this past weekend, stating that it intended to introduce products that support the Blu-ray format.

In a press statement, Toshiba announced that it had applied for membership to the Blu-ray Disc Association and went on to say that the company plans to introduce players and notebook PCs with integrated Blu-ray players in the course of 2009, elaborating that the details of the products, including the timing of regional launches, are now under consideration.

Toshiba is known for making good quality consumer electronics, so format-war aside, the company's decision to launch Blu-ray products shouldn't come as a surprise. Why not produce something that will earn you money? Will you be buying a Toshiba Blu-ray player? Let us know in the comments below!

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  • nope, don't really see much value in them... not owning a HDMI receiver that supports HD Audio signal decoding... nor having an HDTV over 42" that would take advantage of the high bitrate HD content... i prefer using an HTPC and can live with upscaled or streamed HD just fine. Netflix FTW! Dishnet HD service!
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  • Its the natural progression of tech...5 inch....3.5 inc...cd...dvd..blue ray.. not a real surprise but exciting none the less. Go Toshiba!!
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  • NO. Blu-Ray Disk = DRM crap.
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