Toshiba Corp., a leading maker of consumer electronics, on Thursday issued a statement that it would delay the release of the HD DVD recorder for consumers RD-A1. The company apologized for the delay and said it was conditioned by unexpected production delay.
Toshiba said that it would release its HD DVD burner, which also includes 1TB hard disk drive storage, on the 27th of July, 2006, approximately two weeks behind the original schedule on July 14. The firm did not explain the exact reasons for the delay, but cited problems with production without elaborating. Given that it is unclear whether Toshiba plans to market the RD-A1 device outside Japan, only customers in the land of the rising sun are effected by the announcement.