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Microsoft and Toshiba announce plans to form Advanced Interactivity Consortium

Microsoft and Toshiba announce plans to form Advanced Interactivity Consortium

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Toshiba and Microsoft have announced plans to form the "Advanced Interactivity Consortium" (AIC), that they describe as "an open forum aimed at the promotion of superior interactivity for a wide range of next-generation consumer devices, digital content... >>

HD DVD Group responds to PS3 price-cut

HD DVD Group responds to PS3 price-cut

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Quick to respond to the PS3's European price-cut, the HD DVD Promotional Group has issued a statement to say that they believe it will have "minimal impact" on the next-gen DVD market. "The European PS3 price cut will have a minimal impact on the adoption... >>

Toshiba Satellite Pro L40 laptop
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Toshiba Satellite Pro L40 laptop

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Toshiba may not be one of the first company's you think of when opting for a budget notebook but in recent months the company has released a number of interesting, and price-conscious, machines. The Satellite Pro L40 certainly isn't the most impressive... >>

Toshiba announces gigashot A and K series camcorders

Toshiba announces gigashot A and K series camcorders

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Toshiba has announced the forthcoming launch of the new gigashot A and K series of camcorders in Japan. The gigashot k series offers 720p video with an 80GB hard disk drive, but the gigashot A series is range to look to. The A100F model offers a shock-mounted,... >>

Microsoft announces HDi logo to appear on HD DVD products

Microsoft announces HDi logo to appear on HD DVD products

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Microsoft has announced that its trademarked HDi logo will soon appear on all Toshiba HD DVD players. In addition, Universal Studios Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment will include the HDi logo on packaging for HD DVD movie titles beginning... >>

Rupert Murdoch adds comment to format war

Rupert Murdoch adds comment to format war

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Media magnate Rupert Murdoch has voiced "surprisingly strong endorsements" to the Blu-ray format in front of a group of Goldman Sachs Wall Street business people. Saying: "Paramount switched out the other day. God knows why", in reference to the recent... >>

American retailers refuse $199 Venturer HD DVD player

American retailers refuse $199 Venturer HD DVD player

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Announced at IFA 2007, Venturer's SHD7000 HD DVD player will be priced at $199, making in the cheapest standalone high-def format player available in the market. Beating even Toshiba's entry-level offering, the Venturer player was set to change the game... >>

Toshiba Portege R400 tablet PC
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Toshiba Portege R400 tablet PC

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If you’ve ever spent some time with a Tablet PC then you’ll find features you’ll like but more often than not, you’ll come away thinking that it’s just a little too heavy and the battery life doesn’t warrant the extra expense over a standard... >>

TomTom and Garmin to launch GPS PDA phones soon

TomTom and Garmin to launch GPS PDA phones soon

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DigiTimes, the Taiwanese tech paper always good for a few scurrilous rumours, has it that some major satnav brands are about to venture into the phone market. According to their sources in the manufacturing world, we can expect GPS PDA phones from both... >>

Sony invites Toshiba and Microsoft to join Blu-ray camp

Sony invites Toshiba and Microsoft to join Blu-ray camp

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Sony Pictures has openly invited Toshiba and Microsoft to join the Blu-ray Disc Association. The comment above comes from Don Eklund, executive vice president of advanced technologies and Rich Marty, vice president, new business development, after Pocket-lint... >>

Buy Matrix Trilogy box set, get free Toshiba HD DVD player

Buy Matrix Trilogy box set, get free Toshiba HD DVD player

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To mark the HD DVD launch of The Complete Matrix Trilogy, Warner Home Video and Toshiba have teamed up with HMV to host a special event at its flagship store on Oxford Street from 8am on Monday 10th September 2007. The first 150 fans who buy The Complete... >>

IFA 2007: Toshiba launches Regza XF series LCD televisions

IFA 2007: Toshiba launches Regza XF series LCD televisions

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As well as the Z series Regza range, Toshiba also unveiled the Regza XF series of LCDs at IFA 2007. Unlike the Z series though, no availability has been confirmed for this "groundbreaking" new range. The big selling point for XF series is the super-slim... >>

IFA 2007: Toshiba launches portable DVD player with digital tuner

IFA 2007: Toshiba launches portable DVD player with digital tuner

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Toshiba announced the launch of the SD-P120DT portable DVD player, adding a third model to Toshiba's current range of players, at IFA 2007. Boasting an upright design, the 12.1-inch player has an integrated digital tuner for Freeview channels and radio... >>

IFA 2007: Toshiba launches Regza Z LCD televisions in Europe

IFA 2007: Toshiba launches Regza Z LCD televisions in Europe

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Toshiba added to its Regza line-up at IFA 2007 with the European launch of the Regza Z series, Toshiba's most technologically advanced collection of LCD TV panels to date. Available from September 2007, the Regza Z series offers Full 1080p HD display... >>

IFA 2007: Toshiba launches first digital video frame in Europe

IFA 2007: Toshiba launches first digital video frame in Europe

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Toshiba announced its entry into the digital video and photo frame market at IFA 2007, with the launch of its DPF7XSE model due out in autumn, pricing to be confirmed. The frame, a 7-inch digital TFT model, offers 256MB of built-in Nand FLASH memory,... >>

IFA 2007: Toshiba launches HD-EP30 and HD-EP35  HD DVD players

IFA 2007: Toshiba launches HD-EP30 and HD-EP35 HD DVD players

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Toshiba announced its third generation HD DVD players for the European market, with two new models – the HD-EP30 and HD-EP35 – set to be available to consumers from October 2007. The HD-EP30 is set to retail at between 349 and 399 euros and HD-EP35... >>

IFA 2007: Toshiba developing gesture recognition for HD DVD

IFA 2007: Toshiba developing gesture recognition for HD DVD

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At the IFA 2007 exhibition we had a quick hands-on with Toshiba's prototype gesture recognition technology. Nintendo and Sony Ericsson clearly aren't the only ones getting involved in motion sensing madness, as Toshiba has developed a system for your... >>

IFA 2007: HD DVD Group announce next-gen price war

IFA 2007: HD DVD Group announce next-gen price war

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It might have seemed that the HD DVD Promotion Group did not have a lot to work with for their major IFA press conference this year. The recent news that Paramount and DreamWorks are to back HD DVD exclusively, massive news with huge implications for... >>

IFA 2007: Toshiba looks to laptops to win HD DVD battle

IFA 2007: Toshiba looks to laptops to win HD DVD battle

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Just as they did this time last year when they officially announced the format, Toshiba and the HD DVD Promotion Group held a joint press conference today at IFA 2007. After showing an expensive looking video clip to demonstrate the new digital technology,... >>

Toshiba comments on Paramount/DreamWorks HD DVD decision

Toshiba comments on Paramount/DreamWorks HD DVD decision

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Toshiba has released a statement to the press about Paramount and DreamWork's recent decision to go HD DVD only. It says that Toshiba Corporation welcomes the announcement from Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Animation SKG that they will exclusively... >>

Toshiba announces £350 32GB SDHC memory card

Toshiba announces £350 32GB SDHC memory card

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Toshiba in Japan, has announced a 32GB SDHC memory card. This world first for such a large capacity will debut in January 2008. SDHC stands for Secure Digital High Capacity and is the larger capacity versions of the SD card, in turn based on the MMC format.... >>

Toshiba slashes HD DVD player retail prices in the UK

Toshiba slashes HD DVD player retail prices in the UK

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Toshiba is dropping the recommended retail prices of its HD DVD players even further in the UK. Toshiba's entry level HD-E1 that's backwards compatible with DVD and offers image resolutions of 720p or 1080i is now just £249.99 - including an HDMI cable... >>

Toshiba unveils 11 new REGZA LCD televisions

Toshiba unveils 11 new REGZA LCD televisions

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Toshiba has just dropped 11 new REGZA HDTVs in Japan for the "discerning" consumer to choose from. Echoing Sharp's announcement yesterday, the televisions make up three seperate ranges. No launch details for outside of Japan were announced, but it's hoped... >>

Toshiba launches U300 and Pro U300 Satellite notebooks

Toshiba launches U300 and Pro U300 Satellite notebooks

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As well as a gaming notebook, Toshiba has today announced the launch of the Satellite U300 and Satellite Pro U300 series of ultra-portable, high performance notebooks weighing in at less than 2kg. The U300 packs in the latest Intel Centrino Duo processor... >>

Toshiba launches 17-inch X200 Satellite gaming notebook range

Toshiba launches 17-inch X200 Satellite gaming notebook range

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Toshiba Europe Computer Systems Division has announced a new addition to its Satellite range, the X200 series, which with a red-flare carmine lid, is engineered with gamers in mind. Featuring the latest nVIDIA GeForce 8700M GT graphics with 512MB GDDR3... >>

Toshiba announces three new HD DVD players

Toshiba announces three new HD DVD players

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Following a brief appearance on Amazon.com last Thursday, Toshiba has announced three new HD DVD players for America today. The new players, which will be available later in the year will all be priced under $500. Toshiba's third generation family starts... >>

Toshiba to launch 3rd gen HD DVD players in October

Toshiba to launch 3rd gen HD DVD players in October

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Showing up earlier as a pre-order page on Amazon.com, Toshiba's next three, third gen HD DVD players have been revealed. The three new models include the $299 HD-A3, the $399 HD-A30, and the "flagship" HD-A35 for $499. The price-points compare favourably... >>

HD DVD Group rebut Target Blu-ray announcement

HD DVD Group rebut Target Blu-ray announcement

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Following the news story we ran yesterday stating that American retail chain Target has decided to only sell standalone Blu-ray players in store, the HD DVD Group got in touch. They informed us that despite what we'd reported, the facts of the matter... >>

Toshiba Qosmio G40 with HD DVD-R sneaks out

Toshiba Qosmio G40 with HD DVD-R sneaks out

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Released with very little fanfare, nary a press release, the Toshiba Qosmio G40 series is now available. This is the first range of notebooks from Toshiba with a writable HD DVD drive. The no-publicity angle is a little strange when you consider the G40's... >>

Toshiba Portege M400 Tablet PC
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Toshiba Portege M400 Tablet PC

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With Microsoft launching Vista earlier this year with an aspect of the Tablet PC format integrated into it, it seems the software is here for the foreseeable future. With this in mind, manufacturers have been overhauling their designs, with the latest... >>

HD DVD Group releases strong sales figures for May

HD DVD Group releases strong sales figures for May

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The HD DVD vs Blu-ray format war was predicted to be a battle for hearts and minds, but so far we've seen the war being fought over statistics, percentages and pie charts. We have received the latest figures HD DVD sales figures from the European HD DVD... >>

Toshiba launches new Regza LCD televisions

Toshiba launches new Regza LCD televisions

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Toshiba has announced the availability of its 46-inch, 47-inch and 52-inch Regza LCD TVs as well as the upcoming availability of its largest ever LCD TV, a 57-inch Cinema Series model. With the new model additions, Toshiba's Regza range will now be available... >>

Toshiba updates HD DVD firmware for web content

Toshiba updates HD DVD firmware for web content

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Toshiba has announced that current users of Toshiba HD DVD players can enjoy the web-enabled network capabilities by updating to the latest HD DVD player firmware, now available from Toshiba. Using the ethernet ports found on all Toshiba HD DVD players,... >>

Toshiba launch 4GB microSDHC card

Toshiba launch 4GB microSDHC card

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Toshiba has launched a 4GB microSDHC memory card, for use mainly with mobile phone applications. Available from July, the card will be able to hold up to 69 hours of music and 28 hours of one-segment TV programmes. The card is "class 4" SD Speed Class... >>

Toshiba G500 smartphone
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Toshiba G500 smartphone

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The mobile phone industry moves so fast that unless you are on the cutting edge when it comes to developing the latest models, you can easily get left behind. In steps the G500 from Toshiba, the company's latest venture into the world of mobile telephony... >>

Toshiba unveils wireless technology for home ent devices

Toshiba unveils wireless technology for home ent devices

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Today at a conference in Kyoto, Japan, Toshiba unveiled its latest development in wireless technology. The technology has been developed to enable consumers to transfer data between their home entertainment products wirelessly, so high density digital... >>

HD DVD group announces positive figures

HD DVD group announces positive figures

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Following on from its aggressive spring promotion, which included price cuts and a blitz of cinema advertising, the North American HD DVD Promotional Group has announced HD DVD is ahead in the dedicated consumer electronics player market with 60% of all... >>

HD DVD drives in all new Toshiba notebooks

HD DVD drives in all new Toshiba notebooks

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Toshiba's senior vice-president Hisatsugu Nonaka has said the company will start putting HD DVD drives in all its new laptops. The move is an effort to try and give them a larger HD DVD customer base following disappointing sales figures for the high-def... >>

Toshiba launches Portege R500 Series

Toshiba launches Portege R500 Series

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Toshiba has launched the Portege R500 series - what it is calling the "Ultimate Ultraportable". Claiming a good few world's something-or-others, according to the info supplied the R500 Series is a "transcendent expression of executive mobility and style".... >>

Sony cuts Blu-ray prices in the US

Sony cuts Blu-ray prices in the US

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Sony has cut the price of its BDP-S300 Blu-ray player in America by chopping $100 off the price to $499. This reduction makes it cheaper than the PlayStation 3, currently priced at $599. The explanation from Sony is that with increased demand for the... >>

Toshiba launches re-writable HD DVD drive

Toshiba launches re-writable HD DVD drive

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Toshiba Storage Device Division Europe today announced the world's first re-writable HD DVD drive for notebook PCs, the SD-912A. For business users, the new re-writable drive could be used to back up large volumes of data. For consumers, Toshiba is angling... >>

Canon and Toshiba put SED on hold indefinitely

Canon and Toshiba put SED on hold indefinitely

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Canon and Toshiba have announced that they are putting the SED TV prototype on hold indefinitely. The concept design, first announced by Canon in the 1980s, was supposed to be better than both Plasma and LCD and was due to go into production later this... >>

Toshiba launches "Lapjacks" customisable lappie covers

Toshiba launches "Lapjacks" customisable lappie covers

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Toshiba has launched its Lapjacks service which allows all laptop owners to brighten up their portable poopa with a vinyl cover or design an entirely original, customised cover. In conjunction with Kesa Design, the website (link at the bottom) allows... >>

HD DVD Promotional Group launches spring promotion

HD DVD Promotional Group launches spring promotion

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In a move that has a faint reek of desperation the companies behind HD DVD are launching a massive spring push for the struggling high-def format. The campaign will see cinematic trailers designed to "educate consumers about the quality and value of HD... >>