Toshiba Reaffirms Blu-ray Stance
Speaking at a conference, Toshiba Senior Vice President Yoshihide Fujii once again clarified the companies stance on Blu-ray stating:
We have no intention of adopting Blu-ray for our DVD players and recorders
This kills all of those rumors started during the final days of the format war when the “inside source” at Toshiba claimed the company was working on a Blu-ray player or the fall. Instead the only thing coming from Toshiba this fall are HDD equipped DVD recorders and XDE players. Toshiba also announced a revamp of their Regza LCD line up which will also hit this fall.
Call me crazy if you will but I predict the following, Toshiba will NOT support Blu-ray post format war. Instead they will put their R&D behind flash memory for the next format war (it’s inevitable, many other companies are also venturing into this field).