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    News - Toshiba confirms plans to support the once-rival Blu-ray format

    Toshiba, backer of the ill-fated HD DVD format, has applied for membership of the Blu-ray Disc Association.
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    Re: News - Toshiba confirms plans to support the once-rival Blu-ray format

    good, their a top company. HD-DVD was a top product, its a shame it didn't win the format wars just to stick it to Sony.
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    Re: News - Toshiba confirms plans to support the once-rival Blu-ray format

    Fair do's to them. They are a great company

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    Re: News - Toshiba confirms plans to support the once-rival Blu-ray format

    Quote Originally Posted by Jay View Post
    good, their a top company. HD-DVD was a top product, its a shame it didn't win the format wars just to stick it to Sony.
    But after all that trying with formats that nobody really liked Sony had a win coming to them lol...

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    Re: News - Toshiba confirms plans to support the once-rival Blu-ray format

    Quote Originally Posted by kingpotnoodle View Post
    But after all that trying with formats that nobody really liked Sony had a win coming to them lol...
    Not really, its taken bluray ages to be anywhere near the quality of HD-DVD in terms of viewing experience with the likes of picture in picture with behind the scenes of how they did it and very easy navigation via the onscreen menu!. Now BR has only just got to the stage of features and its hardly the better format, slower read speeds and a much more expensive technology (look at the br disk!) but sony was backing it with the PS3 and microsoft joined in cause of this and they screwed it up for toshiba really as MS did jack all to help (apart from release a really expensive add on).

    A triple layer HD-DVD can hold 45gb which is perfect, its still cheaper than a single layer BR and you dont need the extra space given from more layers for films or games really because the compression rate on say a game is poor on the ps3 and offers no advantage to consumers interms of graphics that you can see! They just expaded it to take up all the room, a marketing gimmick to say DVD is dead but it should of been replaced with HD-DVD.

    People seem to forget that Sony are only a member of the Blu-ray Disc Association and iirc disney had more involvement than them so really sony dont diserve as much credit as the others who made BR happen!.

    Now my post seems completely anti BR so ill be honest and say i didnt like the way BR won by marketing it into the general public, but it has won and so eventually it will be better than HD-DVD in other areas. If Toshiba join the Blu-ray Disc Association then you will probs see the changes take effect quite soon.
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    Re: News - Toshiba confirms plans to support the once-rival Blu-ray format

    also HD-DVD was a finished format, it was what it was always going to be so your launch HD-DVD player would always play all HD-DVDs unlike some blueray players.
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    Re: News - Toshiba confirms plans to support the once-rival Blu-ray format

    Kinda of pointless to argue about it now. BR won because of the sheer awesomeness of their marketing.

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    Re: News - Toshiba confirms plans to support the once-rival Blu-ray format

    Quote Originally Posted by Singh400 View Post
    Kinda of pointless to argue about it now. BR won because of the sheer awesomeness of their marketing.
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    Re: News - Toshiba confirms plans to support the once-rival Blu-ray format

    Hopefully Toshiba will bring a good quick budget player to the masses. Toshiba are the ones that really sparked the fuse for DVD, lets see if they can do the same for Bluray. Lets face it bluray is not selling as well as Sony had hoped.

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