February 28, 2006 1:09 PM PST

Toshiba to release HD-DVD player

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A Toshiba Entertainment representative told CNET Japan that the company plans to release titles in the HD-DVD format on March 28. This supports the company's assertion during January's Consumer Electronics Show that it would release an HD-DVD player in March. At the time, Toshiba said the first players would cost $499 and $799.

Jiji-tsushin, a news outlet in Japan, reported that Toshiba will release a HD-DVD drive for PCs in April and an HD-DVD recorder in May. Toshiba earlier said they would release a notebook with an HD-DVD drive and discuss the specs this quarter. Toshiba leads the HD-DVD camp. Sony, Samsung and Philips are part of the rival Blu-ray camp. Blu-ray players will come out later in the year and cost more.

Yuhei Iwamoto of CNET Japan reported from Tokyo.

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That Great News , but how will they compete
against new storage technologies like spintronics and holographics coming on the market with 1,000 to 10,000 times the storage capacity
at the same price.

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Those products won't be out for 10 years.
Those products won't be out for 10 years, if ever. It's a waste of time talking about products that haven't been perfected yet.
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