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HD-DVD not til 2006...

Discussion in 'Televisions' started by hughesy, Sep 5, 2005.

  1. hughesy

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    Found this here

    Talks with Hollywood studios could delay the release of the next-generation DVD format.

    Toshiba is considering holding off the launch of its HD DVD line-up until next year, according to reports from the company's Tokyo HQ. Toshiba originally planned for the technology to be widely available by the end of the year but, following talks with Hollywood studios to best determine the best possible release date, a delay is likely to occur.

    So far Toshiba is the only company to publicly mention the slip, with other firms backing the format still looking at a 2005 release. However, since Toshiba is pioneering the technology the delay is likely to have a knock-on effect to everyone involved.
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    Even if HD DVD does slip by another six months it should still launch ahead of its direct competitor, Sony's Blu-Ray. Blu-Ray is expected to debut with the launch of the PlayStation 3 in Japan, rumoured to be around Easter next year. Both Blu-Ray and PS3 are unlikely to appear in Europe until at least the end of next year.
     
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    PS3 is supposed to launch in Japan in spring. That would mean Toshiba might try to launch at the same time or before sony in Japan.

    Internationaly speaking, it might take longer. But as far as I know spring is supposed to be the PS3's launch. If they wait till easter (not a japanese holiday by the way thus has no significance in japan.) microsoft will have a pretty big lead on Sony, which is something they dont want.
     
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    I'd heard - not confirmed may I add - that the PS3 may not make an appearance until later on in the year in Japan.
     
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    ps3 is launching in april in japan and blue ray is supposed to be at the same time,we wont see ps3 and blue ray untill nov 2006 here in europe :boring: :boring:
     

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