About a year ago, there was much speculation regarding a
DVD player that Toshiba had been working on. Early word was
that this player would be able to take standard DVD to a level
of high definition. These rumors were so rampant that even
the press dubbed this player a "Blu-ray killer."
It has been very difficult to get any information out of Toshiba
regarding this new player. We are planning to see this player
in another two weeks while out at CEDIA. In the meantime, I
found an article which more or less calms the waters regarding
speculation on what this new DVD player is all about.
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Please read the above article before moving on to my comments....
For me, the most interesting passage in the entire article is
| Toshiba didn't demonstrate the XDE against a Blu-ray or HD DVD player, and Louis Masses, director of product |
planning for the audio and video group at Toshiba America Consumer Products, was careful to stress that it's not
meant to compete with or replace Blu-ray.