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Toshiba Wants Unification

Toshiba Corp. said on Tuesday it would still like to develop a unified format for advanced optical DVD discs, but two competing -- and incompatible -- products are likely to hit the market at first.

Toshiba is a leading proponent of next-generation HD DVD optical disc technology, which competes with the Blu-ray standard promoted by Sony Corp. and Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., a maker of Panasonic brand electronics.

"We have not given up on a unified format. We would like to seek ways for unifying the standards if opportunities arise," Toshiba President Atsutoshi Nishida told an annual shareholders' meeting.

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the_bebop3746d ago

While I am hopeing that Blu-ray will win out and not because I am going to buy a PS3 and want it to win the format war and make the PS3 look good but because Stargate SG-1/Atlantis will end up making it to BD since MGM is now owned by Sony, but I would like to see a format that combineds both the formats strength instead.

mikeeno73746d ago

this is just shiit! Yesterday, this site said a hybrid format had been agreed between the two. Now we find out that Toshiba still wants a unified format? Post credible news...

achira3746d ago

all the postings here are only rumours. thats why you should not believe (or at least be carefull) anything on such sites like this.

FamoAmo3746d ago

There is no reason to buy HD DVD or Blu Ray right now b/c neither will probably be the format and I have over 150 dvd's as it is!! Anyone buying either player is retarded!

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