Onkyo teeters on HD DVD decision, ponders Blu-ray and combo player

Although this certainly isn't the first retraction we've seen in regard to HD DVD support, it sounds like Onkyo could indeed be rethinking its decision to crank out a standalone player for the format this year. While the company seemed passably gung-ho about supporting HD DVD at this year's CES, a recent press conference at the outfit's headquarters injected some serious doubt. Reportedly, Keith Haas, director of sales, was quoted as saying that the company is currently "looking at both formats," and also added that it was trying to decide "whether to field either a standalone player or a multiple-format model." Of course, you won't hear any complaints from us about another hybrid HD DVD / Blu-ray unit hitting the shelves, and while this all remains up for debate presently, Onkyo is purportedly planning on entering the HD player market one way or another sometime "near the fourth quarter."

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Babylonian4168d ago (Edited 4168d ago )

do they have EXACTLY the same typo as Sony. If you put in the S at the beginning and take away the O at the end and the K, you'll read Sony in their own typo. Pretty funny but pretty strange too. Guess the Japanese like to share stuff with each other or something.

ITR4168d ago

Dual format probably.

novaIS3504168d ago

Not gonna lie dude...your rant was pretty random, funny but very random. Lol. Hurry up and win Blu-ray so we the consumer can start getting cheaper players.

gta_cb4168d ago

yeh i want a winner aswell.

dikturbo4168d ago

There will be no hard earned cash out of my pocket until a format is chosen. I have been around enough to be on the losing end more than once.

P.T. Barnum was incorectly credited for this saying, regardless it's true; "There's a sucker born every minute...and two to take 'em".

Thanks HD-DVD and Blu-Ray (...and two to take 'em).

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