Trans World approves of Warner move

Trans World approves of Warner move

Trans World EntertainmentIf you haven’t heard of Trans World Entertainment, perhaps you’ve heard of the retail stores they own: f.y.e., Suncoast, Wherehouse and Second Spin. Home Media Magazine (who is now pushing for HD DVD to give up) is reporting Jim Litwak, president and COO of Trans World, is enthusiastic about the future of Blu-ray Disc.

“Finally, the customer has an understanding of where this business is going to go and will not be confused,” Litwak exclaims. If these retailers push the format forward, their consumer will definitely know how to upgrade to high-def. He continues, “Blu-ray becomes the new DVD format, which is particularly exciting. We like that a lot.”

If this trend continues in other retailers, I’m not sure theres anything Toshiba can do to mount a comeback.

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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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3 Comments on “Trans World approves of Warner move”

  1. Ouch. Toshiba’s only hope to push the HD DVD format may be in computers, making burners and blank media cheaper. However, BD seems to be ahead of that now.

  2. The prospect of decent HD DVD burners went down the tubes when Sony and NEC formed a joint venture (Optiarc). This joint venture is majority owned by Sony and not surprisingly, they ducked out of developing HD DVD burners shortly after the joint venture was formed.

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