Toshiba to release Blu-ray player

Toshiba to release Blu-ray player

Toshiba logoIt was previously reported that Toshiba, the backer of competing format HD DVD, was considering joining the Blu-ray market. It appears this is accurate; the Japanese company will release a Blu-ray player later this year.

With an expected 112% increase in Blu-ray player sales this year, it seems like an obvious move by Toshiba to grab their share of these sales. Other consumer electronics manufacturers are also leveraging Blu-ray to sell their HDTVs. It’s reported Toshiba will also promote Blu-ray Disc players as a value-added product, possibly throwing it in for free with the purchase of a television.

I would speculate the Blu-ray player would be a Samsung design with the Toshiba badge.

About Steven Kippel

Steven Kippel has worked as a systems designer for a leading high-end audio/video custom integrator in Southern California since 2003. He is responsible for researching new technologies and integrating them into existing systems and new construction projects. He has designed several high-profile systems for discriminating clients on the cutting-edge of technology. When he is not hard at work, Steven is spending time with his wife, playing with his band or promoting concerts and bands in the Inland Empire. His favorite bands include The Cure, U2, Eisley, Living Sacrifice and DragonForce.

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