Toshiba HD DVD Update
HD DVD was once again being displayed at this year's CEDIA Expo and once again the technology looked fantastic. Toshiba was showing their HD XA1 DVD player. But the real news was not the demonstration, but the specific comment by the manufacturer's representative that Toshiba will start shipping their HD DVD player the first quarter of 2006 with or without a commitment from the studios to provide content. When asked about software price, the manufacturer's representative also indicated that there would be a "small monetary premium" over standard DVD prices. We're not sure what that means in terms of real expected software prices but we'll hopefully find out next year.
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