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Toshiba Comments on Announcement from Warner Bros. Entertainment

TOKYO, Jan. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Toshiba is quite surprised by Warner Bros.' decision to abandon HD DVD in favor of Blu-ray, despite the fact that there are various contracts in place between our companies concerning the support of HD DVD. As central members of the DVD Forum, we have long maintained a close partnership with Warner Bros. We worked closely together to help standardize the first-generation DVD format as well as to define and shape HD DVD as its next-generation successor.

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resistance1003548d ago

Did Toshiba just imply that the only reason they have support is down to contracts alone? when they said this

'despite the fact that there are various contracts in place between our companies concerning the support of HD DVD'

Fisher3393548d ago

"HD DVD players and PCs have outsold Blu-ray in the US market in 2007."

Once again they don't count the ps3, which is the powerhouse of the blu-ray market share.

TheTwelve3548d ago

Toshiba, just shake hands with Sony and perhaps the latter will hook you up with some of the profit on Blu. :)

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TANOD3548d ago (Edited 3548d ago )

BD outsells HD DVD 96:4 in JAPAN

90:10 in UK

4:1 in EU

2:1/3:1 in NA

in JAPAN and EU HD DVD standalone players dont even exist. the only players there are BD standalone players and PS3

gamesR4fun3548d ago

just their desperate attempt to stay in the game If Warner didnt think it could afford whatever petty legal issues Toshiba claims it wouldnt of done a clean break.

Thisparticuler piece of bs is why Ill be happy to watch em nail the coffin shut on hd dvd
"We were particularly disappointed that this decision was made in spite of the significant momentum HD DVD has gained in the US market as well as other regions in 2007. HD DVD players and PCs have outsold Blu-ray in the US market in 2007."

Even with their 99 dollar players and not counting the ps3 b/r machines were doing fine. Counting the ps3 and they do count b/r players blew the doors off hd dvd...

BrianC62343548d ago

I guess someone forgot to bribe Warner to come over to the HD DVD camp. Great job Warner, support the winner, Blu-ray. You won't be sorry.

Omicronn3548d ago

"We will assess the potential impact of this announcement with the other HD DVD partner companies and evaluate potential next steps. "

That says it all right there.

If they were feeling strong they would have said

"We are upset about Warner, but feel strong about the future of HDDVD and we will prove 2008 to be a strong year for our format"

Not that we will "evaluate our next steps"....

Shankle3548d ago

Seeing as Sony abandoned their MMCD format and joined Toshiba's DVD, I should think Toshiba would be quite disgraceful not to do the same here.

ps3playbeyon3547d ago

I think Thoshiba should admit deafeat by now...I mean blu-ray is superior n the clear winner...

InMyOpinion3547d ago

Where did you get those numbers from? Your @ss? As usual then.

"in JAPAN and EU HD DVD standalone players dont even exist. the only players there are BD standalone players and PS3"

Are you telling me it's impossible to get a hd-dvd player in JAPAN?!

How does one become as deluded and ignorant as yourself?

killedinaction93547d ago

youre totally right.I live in Japan and ive seen the HD DVD commercials.

GITPWNED3547d ago

Toad/Nazi is such a stupid f*cking idiot.

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Darkiewonder3548d ago

Their contract is going to end and WB has no reason to turn back on what they just did. Sure WB is still with Toshiba but once May hits, they have no control over them.

I wonder what Toshiba will do. Give out more money? or let microsoft handle this one? I said earlier, WB goes blu, that just means money will be thrown again to another studio. Let's see how this will turn out.

pwnsause3548d ago

the thing is though, Microsoft tried to handle it http://forums.highdefdigest...
just read it, how much does this shock you. As I was reading this, I said to my self this, Wow, Microsoft really is a Monopolistic Corporation!

TANOD3548d ago

With APPLE on SONY's side SONY can totally kill the Windows OS

If SONY releases an OS for PC then i would use it . So would 70% of the PC owners who have a very strong preferences for SONY products

tatotiburon3548d ago (Edited 3548d ago )

waaaahahaha jajajajajajajajja " If SONY releases an OS for PC then i would use it . So would 70% of the PC owners who have a very strong preferences for SONY products"....that was so freaking funny...apple didn't kill Windows, Linux didn't kill Windows and Windows remains as the top os of the world....SONY will kill it? jajajajajja

EDIT below: and you still have tu use windows, everybody hates vista the same way they hate xp years ago but now they can't live without it. i like Linux, i love ubuntu but for me windows is more usefull, 90% of my software doesn't run on linux and i don't play games on my pc, people who plays pc games they have to use windows no matter what.

But you can take serious TANOD he is full of crap, the SONY OS is just a joke, nothing more, it's like Microsoft making LCD tvs

BrianC62343548d ago

"waaaahahaha jajajajajajajajja " If SONY releases an OS for PC then i would use it . So would 70% of the PC owners who have a very strong preferences for SONY products"....that was so freaking funny...apple didn't kill Windows, Linux didn't kill Windows and Windows remains as the top os of the world....SONY will kill it? jajajajajja"

And Windows is the biggest piece of crap. At least XP is usable. I just downgraded my home computer from Vista to XP. Microsoft doesn't know how to make good software. I'm not saying Sony can make a better OS though. Windows just isn't very good. Vista is a big step back too. I'm working at moving more to Linux at home. At work I have no say.

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Real gamer 4 life3548d ago

The only partner that i know that toshiba has is microsoft, what other partner are they talking about?

Dlacy13g3548d ago

I think we can expect to see Toshiba continue some aggressive HD-DVD incentive deals and put pressure on Paramount to step up the number of titles released so far. I wasnt aware of the 2007 numbers but I am pretty darn sure those are just "pure" player numbers and dont include the PS3.

Either way..Toshiba is going to be scrambling.

Brian52473548d ago (Edited 3548d ago )

It's over lol