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Report: Toshiba to Launch Blu-ray Player

Citing Japanese newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun, PC World reports that, exactly a year and five months after Toshiba ended the HD format work, the Toshiba has confirmed plans to adopt the Blu-ray format.

With the integration of Blu-ray players in laptops, game consoles and HDTVs it's not exactly shocking to hear Toshiba plans to release a player of its own, especially when you consider the company's position as a top consumer electronics manufacturer. That said, it'll be interesting to see how the company handles the launch and what kind of player (or players) it comes out with.

What are your experiences with Toshiba electronics? Would you be tempted to buy a Blu-ray player manufactured by the company? Let us know in the comments below!

  • ricardok
    The defeated company that swore that it wouldn't play the disk game after it lost it's battle against sony is back with a player (now, Blu-Ray player). Why? They just couldn't let it pass the need to make money..

    I'm ok with that as long as the Blu-Ray players are good, not just another simple player without Java and such.
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  • captaincharisma
    wow i guess hell has finally frozen over
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  • You know Sony made millions of VCRs after losing the last format war. Not surprising in the least. Toshiba makes quality equipment.
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  • antilycus
    the fact that blu-ray beat hd-dvd is a testiment to how stupid the human race is. HD-DVD was the same video quality and exact same codec. It required NO NEW HARDWARE and was insanely cheap to create. Blu-Ray cost 9billion USD per manufacturing machine to create. You could ONLY make blu-ray discs on it (hd-dvd allowed DVD as well and DVD allowed HD-DVD, no new costs). Then UNIVERSAL sold out the world and now that is why I prefer to steal everything
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  • tosvus
    I hope they include support for HDDVD - I still have about 40 movies, and I'm nervous my current player will cr4p out at some point...
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  • maximiza
    Jodi Sally must be feeling it.
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  • jerther
    deuce271You know Sony made millions of VCRs after losing the last format war. Not surprising in the least. Toshiba makes quality equipment.yeah and Sony's VHS VCRs kicked ass.
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  • arcainumbro
    Actually, blu-ray is what the porn industry decided to support, the same as VHS, which is why it won.
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  • arcainumbro
    Actually, blu-ray is what the porn industry decided to support, the same as VHS, which is why it won.
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  • tarheels_100
    arcainumbroActually, blu-ray is what the porn industry decided to support, the same as VHS, which is why it won.
    False. Porn industry actually sided with HD-DVD. The motivation? Same picture quality with less production cost.
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