After HD DVD, whither Toshiba?

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  1. Fireblade

    Fireblade Mental Modder[ator]!!

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    There's a very interesting article debating the subject on BetaNews, in which the avenues which might be open to Toshiba - following the demise of HD-DVD, are discussed (in quite some detail).


    Would it make financial sense, that they try and do something else with/modify all their existing HD-DVD hardware fabrication plants (i.e. manufacturing dual-format players), rather than just cutting their (not unsubstantial) losses, and moving on?

    Or should they simply 'bite the bullet', and look to the future?

    What say you?
     
  2. Tom

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    I vote they put their weight behind DRM-free digital HD distribution..

    .. Just to get back at the studios. ;)
     
  3. digit

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    I think a clever move of Toshiba would be to become a BR manufactoring partner for Sony. That way the factories producing HD DVD will not close and toshiba can make up for the HD DVD loss?
     
  4. Fireblade

    Fireblade Mental Modder[ator]!!

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    Lessons from the Death of HD-DVD

    There's no point in me starting a new thread just for this, since it deals with the same subject.

    For anyone [else] interested in reading more on the demise of HD-DVD... there's another good read to be found here.


     
  5. Fireblade

    Fireblade Mental Modder[ator]!!

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    HD DVD cost Toshiba a $1billion!

    Source: AfterDawn.
     
  6. -GPO-Solitaire

    -GPO-Solitaire Solitaire

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    They should release all the specs and software to the open source community, let them make cheap writers and players... Dump all the drm stuff and you have a cheap, high capacity media system that would give blu-ray a good run for there money....