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Official European Players when ?


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I may have missed a thread covering this subject.If so please can someone link me to it.

Are there any official release dates or anything confirmed regarding European release of Blu-ray and HD-DVD players and discs ?


Distinguished Member
The information is scattered over a number of threads:

HD DVD Players enroute

UK HD DVD Titles

BluRay European launch not until 2007

...the summary of the whole situation though is that come October/November time Toshiba will launch a HD DVD player here. It will be either a slightly modified A1 or slightly modified XA1 (the US models). It should be region free and thus play UK and US discs :clap: Needless to say though we'll need to wait and see. Announcements will be made mid-September.

BluRay looks like it's not coming to Europe this year (other than in a drive within the PS3) and no software has been announced. BluRay will be region locked so you will have to choose between importing a US player and using their software or buying a UK one.

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