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Toshiba launches new CX, XV and ZF televisions

Toshiba launches new CX, XV and ZF televisions

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Toshiba has announced more televisions to its LCD range at its spring event in the UK. The new models will fit into the CV, XV and ZF ranges. The CV series, which will be available from March onwards includes 32-, 37- and 42-inch models, all of which... >>

Toshiba adds HD to Camileo range

Toshiba adds HD to Camileo range

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Toshiba has announced the Camileo Pro HD, "propelling its SD camcorder range into the world of high definition". With a 5.0-megapixel CMOS sensor the little camcorder is able to shoot HD footage at a progressive resolution of 1280 x 720 which is encoded... >>

Toshiba launches new portable DVD players

Toshiba launches new portable DVD players

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Toshiba has announced a new range of portable DVD players at its spring event in the UK. Comprising of three separate models with very different designs and features, Toshiba’s 2008 portable DVD range meets a variety of different portable entertainment... >>

Toshiba announce new DVD players

Toshiba announce new DVD players

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Toshiba might have ditched the HD DVD format, but that hasn't stopped them launching a range of new standard-def DVD players today. The new line-up for 2008 will feature 1080p upscaling on high-end players as standard and all DVD recorders equipped with... >>

Toshiba puts HD DVD to bed at Spring press event

Toshiba puts HD DVD to bed at Spring press event

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Speaking at the UK Spring press event, Toshiba has made what the company clearly hopes are their last comments on the HD DVD debacle. Insisting that the decision to discontinue the HD DVD format was made "with the interests of the consumer in mind", the... >>

Toshiba turns off televisions

Toshiba turns off televisions

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Hold the presses, Toshiba has introduced an on/off switch to its televisions. According to company all CV and XV television models will now be able to be switched off promoting a greener image for the company. "It used to be the Chelsea tractors that... >>

Sony sells microchip factory to Toshiba

Sony sells microchip factory to Toshiba

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Toshiba may be facing a huge bill for pulling out of the HD DVD format, but the company is obviously doing well enough to fork out $835 million for a Sony factory in western Japan. The microchip production facilities are to be used by Toshiba to make... >>

HD DVD player prices slashed

HD DVD player prices slashed

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Play.com panicking that it will be left with shelves full of HD DVD products, following today's announcement that Toshiba is pulling the plug on the format, has slashed the prices to a bare minimum. The entry-level player, the HD-EP30 is now selling for... >>

Blu-ray Disc Association comments on Toshiba's decision

Blu-ray Disc Association comments on Toshiba's decision

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Following the now official news that Toshiba is to discontinue HD DVD, bowing to rival disc format Blu-ray, Pocket-lint got in touch with the European arm of the Blu-ray Disc Association for a response to the news. "We in the Blu-ray Disc Association... >>

Toshiba outlines future after HD DVD

Toshiba outlines future after HD DVD

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Toshiba announced Tuesday morning that it is calling time on HD DVD in the format war against Sony's Blu-ray, but why? Pocket-lint sat down with Olivier VanWynendaele - deputy general manager, HD DVD to find out more. "To be very honest we have been reviewing... >>

A brief look at the format war timeline

A brief look at the format war timeline

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Toshiba has officially announced it is to cease production of its HD DVD format, conceding defeat to Blu-ray. Here's a quick, and non-exhaustive list of the events that led to today's news. August 2005 - The Blu-ray Disc Association and the DVD Forum... >>

Toshiba ditches HD DVD

Toshiba ditches HD DVD

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Toshiba has given up its fight in the high-def format war against Sony's Blu-ray format. The news, announced on Tuesday, signals the end of a format battle between the two companies and gives consumers a single choice for high-definition content on a... >>

Toshiba Satellite U300-13V laptop
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Toshiba Satellite U300-13V laptop

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Toshiba has been making notebooks for over 20 years and in that time has specialised on corporate machines but increasingly in the last few years it has released a number of machines for the home user too. The Toshiba Satellite U300-13V fits in the middle... >>

HD DVD statement expected within days

HD DVD statement expected within days

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Following the news of Wal-Mart, America's biggest retailer's decision to go Blu-ray only from June, it seems the format war is days away from over. Sources in Japan are reporting that Toshiba, HD DVD's inventor and main backer are to cut their billion... >>

Toshiba to pull the plug on HD DVD?

Toshiba to pull the plug on HD DVD?

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A movie news site is reporting that Toshiba is a matter of weeks away from conceding defeat of its HD DVD format in the next-gen high-def disc format war, giving in to Blu-ray's market dominance. The Hollywood Reporter states: "Toshiba is widely expected... >>

Toshiba launches G810 Portege smartphone

Toshiba launches G810 Portege smartphone

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Toshiba has launched the new Portégé G810 at MWC: a 14mm-slim, 2.83-inch QVGA touchscreen handset designed for the business user. The Portégé G810 runs Windows Mobile so users have access to the Microsoft Office Mobile applications they need to carry... >>

HD DVD: 61% of Pocket-lint readers say just give up

HD DVD: 61% of Pocket-lint readers say just give up

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The format war between the two rival next-gen high definition disc formats, Blu-ray and HD DVD, has been a long and hard fought one. With recent developments leading commentators to declare HD DVD dead, we thought it would be interesting to see what the... >>

HD DVD sales step up in the States

HD DVD sales step up in the States

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It seems sales of HD DVD hardware has made a slight recovery in the States after the initial dip seen after Warner Bros' announcement that they are to ditch the format. HD DVD player sales totaled about 33% of all high-definition set-top unit sales for... >>

HD DVD Group responds to Woolies Blu-ray only stance

HD DVD Group responds to Woolies Blu-ray only stance

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Following the news that Woolworths will only stock Blu-ray discs in its retail stores in the UK, the HD DVD Promotion Group has got in touch with us here at Pocket-lint to offer a statement on the subject, from Olivier Van Wynendaele, European assistant... >>

Toshiba Portege M700 tablet PC announced

Toshiba Portege M700 tablet PC announced

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Toshiba has launched the "all new" Portégé M700 tablet PC series. Toshiba says the fourth gen M700 "redefines the tablet PC experience and embraces touch technology". Falling into the "Pen Computing" category, it's operated with a digitised pen as well... >>

Blu-ray "crushing" HD DVD in Japan

Blu-ray "crushing" HD DVD in Japan

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According to reports coming out of Japan, a "major study" of 2300 electronic stores across Japan has revealed some interesting home truths about the state of the next-gen format war. The stats from Japan's Business Computer News showed that the amount... >>

Toshiba slashes HD DVD player prices in the UK

Toshiba slashes HD DVD player prices in the UK

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Almost exactly mirroring the recent US press release of the same nature, Toshiba has announced price cuts for its HD DVD players and new marketing initiatives for the format in the UK. Extended marketing campaigns, team up with other HD DVD backers and... >>

Toshiba HD-EP30 HD DVD player is £179 supermarket bargain

Toshiba HD-EP30 HD DVD player is £179 supermarket bargain

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Following the news that Toshiba is to "step up" HD DVD promotion in the States, including an even more keen pricing strategy, it seems the same has already happened here in the UK. Spotted recently in a Tesco superstore, the consumer electronics company... >>

Toshiba "stepping up" HD DVD promotion in the States

Toshiba "stepping up" HD DVD promotion in the States

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In the States, Toshiba has issued a press release stating that it is "stepping up its successful marketing campaign for HD DVD as it experienced record-breaking unit sales in the fourth quarter of 2007". It's unclear if the company's new plans, described... >>

5 Free HD DVDs when you buy Toshiba HD DVD laptop

5 Free HD DVDs when you buy Toshiba HD DVD laptop

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Toshiba UK is giving away five free high definition (HD) DVDs to anyone who buys one of its laptops that come with built-in HD DVD players. Anyone buying a new Toshiba HD laptop will now be able to kick-off a high definition movie collection with a choice... >>

CES 2008: Toshiba Qosmio G45 launches

CES 2008: Toshiba Qosmio G45 launches

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Toshiba has announced the availability of the Qosmio G45-AV690 in America — the world's first notebook to feature an HD DVD-R/RW optical drive. Although this has seen a similar release in the Far East as the G40, this marks the first Western launch... >>

New electronics recycling company launched

New electronics recycling company launched

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Three electronics giants have joined together to champion a greener future. Panasonic, Sharp and Toshiba have co-founded a new electronic product recycling management company. The venture is called the Electronic Manufacturers Recycling Management Company... >>

CES 2008: Toshiba launches spring 2008 LCD TV range

CES 2008: Toshiba launches spring 2008 LCD TV range

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Toshiba chose the CES Show as the venue to announce its Spring 2008 LCD TV introductions including 20 new LCD TV models across five series. With the claim that there's "something for every lifestyle" new product introductions will be made into the AV500... >>

CES 2008: Toshiba launches DVD-based products

CES 2008: Toshiba launches DVD-based products

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Stating that as well as supporting the promotion of the HD DVD format, Toshiba is "committed to supporting all the current DVD technologies that consumers demand", the electronics company has launched new DVD-based products at CES. Toshiba has enhanced... >>

CES 2008: Toshiba "disappointed" by Warner Bros

CES 2008: Toshiba "disappointed" by Warner Bros

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Toshiba's CES press conference kicked of with CEO of Toshiba, Atsutoshi Nishida, taking the stage and stating straight away that Toshiba has always enjoyed a "long history of technical innovation and market leadership". Nishida stated that in 2007 both... >>

CES 2008: Toshiba says "consumer acceptance" of HD DVD strong

CES 2008: Toshiba says "consumer acceptance" of HD DVD strong

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Despite the news that Warner Bros has dumped the HD DVD format in favour of Sony's rival Blu-ray next-gen DVD offering, Toshiba has issued a release at CES 2008 saying their struggling format is doing well. The release states: "State-of-the-art performance,... >>

Comment: HD DVD vs Blu-ray; is the battle over?

Comment: HD DVD vs Blu-ray; is the battle over?

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The format war is over, we can all get on with our lives, buy a Blu-ray player and all be happy about it. Well that's what looks likely to happen following the announcement from Warner Bros. that it would be ditching HD DVD support in favour of an exclusive... >>

WirelessHD 1.0 spec announced

WirelessHD 1.0 spec announced

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WirelessHD has announced it has completed the development of the first wireless specification for high-definition baseband video transmission and will present the format in early 2008. WirelessHD or "WiHD" is a wireless high definition digital interface... >>

2007: A year in review, June

2007: A year in review, June

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As the sun finally came out, the HD DVD/Blu-ray format war hotted up. Toshiba made the gadget world headlines with the launch of a re-writable HD DVD drive for notebook PCs - the SD-912A. And 4 days later, Toshiba's senior vice-president Hisatsugu Nonaka... >>

Warner Bros rumoured to be ditching HD DVD

Warner Bros rumoured to be ditching HD DVD

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Warner Bros could soon announce they will be ditching support for HD DVD and going just with Blu-ray according to Business Week magazine. The comment piece, which pulls rumours from the Internet and its own sources suggests that both Toshiba and Sony... >>

Toshiba sees both HD formats co-existing

Toshiba sees both HD formats co-existing

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Toshiba has likened the high-def format war to buying petrol at a service station in the latest spat over who will win the battle for the high-def living room. "The HD DVD Blu-ray battle is like petrol versus diesel at the pumps", Mike Eves, retail marketing... >>

Sony CEO: Blu-ray, HD DVD battle is at "stalemate"

Sony CEO: Blu-ray, HD DVD battle is at "stalemate"

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Howard Stringer, the head of Sony Corp. in the States has said that Blu-ray is in a "stalemate" with the rival HD DVD format. "It's a difficult fight", said Stringer, speaking at a press event in New York. Toshiba has made headlines in the States recently... >>

Toshiba taking $500 hit on every cut-price HD DVD player?

Toshiba taking $500 hit on every cut-price HD DVD player?

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The HD DVD format has hit the tech headlines in the States recently with some limited time only Wal-Mart and Best Buy promotions offering the entry-level HD-A2 Toshiba HD DVD player for as little as $98.87. HD DVD does have the edge over Blu-ray when... >>

Weinstein Company reassessing HD DVD-only stance?

Weinstein Company reassessing HD DVD-only stance?

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Speculation is mounting that the Weinstein Company is reassessing its HD DVD only stance. The "well-regarded" independent studio, described as one of the HD DVD Group's most high profile exclusive studio partners, has released films on the HD DVD format... >>

Microsoft planning new Xbox 360 with built-in HD DVD drive

Microsoft planning new Xbox 360 with built-in HD DVD drive

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Toshiba executives have revealed that Microsoft is planning a new version of the Xbox 360 gaming console to try and beat Sony PlayStation 3. The new model is to offer a built-in HD DVD drive, a "large" hard drive and new entertainment software, the sources... >>

Toshiba Satellite X200-20s Laptop
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Toshiba Satellite X200-20s Laptop

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Toshiba notebooks have long fallen into two distinct camps: there are those machines for the office worker and then there is the amazing Qosmio line of machines aimed at the high-end multimedia user. However, Toshiba has never played in the gaming end... >>