BUSINESS AND MARKETING: Business and Marketing Forum Business and Marketing Articles

Ended, the DVD Wars have. Toshiba surrenders to Blu-ray

COW Forums : Business & Marketing

<< PREVIOUS   •   FAQ   •   VIEW ALL   •   PRINT   •   NEXT >>
Mark SuszkoEnded, the DVD Wars have. Toshiba surrenders to Blu-ray
by on Feb 16, 2008 at 7:37:59 pm

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp is planning to stop production of equipment compatible with the HD DVD format for high-definition video, allowing the competing Blu-Ray camp a free run, public broadcaster NHK reported on Saturday.

Toshiba is expected to suffer losses amounting to tens of billions of yen (hundreds of millions of dollars) to scrap production of HD DVD players and recorders and other steps to exit the business, Japan's NHK said on its website.

No one at Toshiba could be reached for comment.

The format war between the Toshiba-backed HD DVD and Sony Corp's Blu-Ray, often compared to the Betamax-VHS battle in the 1980s, has slowed the development of what is expected to be a multibillion dollar high-definition DVD industry.

Toshiba was dealt a blow on Friday when Wal-Mart Stores Inc said it would abandon the HD DVD format, becoming the latest in a series of top retailers and movie studios to rally behind Blu-ray technology for high definition DVDs.

Toshiba plans to continue selling HD DVD equipment at stores for the time being but will not put resources into developing new devices, NHK said.


Return to posts index

David Roth WeissRe: Ended, the DVD Wars have. Toshiba surrenders to Blu-ray
by on Feb 16, 2008 at 7:52:21 pm

[Mark Suszko] "No one at Toshiba could be reached for comment."

No one at Toshiba is left after committing harakiri en-mass.

David Roth Weiss
Director/Editor
David Weiss Productions, Inc.
Los Angeles

POST-PRODUCTION WITHOUT THE USUAL INSANITY ™


A forum host of Creative COW's Business & Marketing, and Indie Film & Documentary forums.


Return to posts index

Steve WargoRe: Ended, the DVD Wars have. Toshiba surrenders to Blu-ray
by on Feb 17, 2008 at 3:08:15 am

David,

You are one very dark individual. Very, very sick. I have been bent over in laughter for at least ten minutes, unable to speak.

Steve Wargo
Tempe, Arizona
It's a dry heat!

Sony HDCAM F-900 & HDW-2000/1 deck
5 Final Cut (not quite PRO) systems
Sony HVR-M25 HDV deck
2-Sony EX-1.


Return to posts index


walter biscardiRe: Ended, the DVD Wars have. Toshiba surrenders to Blu-ray
by on Feb 16, 2008 at 7:53:14 pm

Yeah, we have a whole discussion going on in the FCP forum.

Walter Biscardi, Jr.
Biscardi Creative Media
HD and SD Production for Broadcast and Independent Productions.

STOP STARING AND START GRADING WITH APPLE COLOR
The new Color Training DVD now available from the Creative Cow!

Read my Blog!


Return to posts index

<< PREVIOUS   •   VIEW ALL   •   PRINT   •   NEXT >>
© 2017 CreativeCOW.net All Rights Reserved
[TOP]