Toshiba: "No Plans" to Back Blu-ray

Posted Tue Feb 19, 2008 at 08:55 AM PST
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It may have thrown in the towel with HD DVD, but don't expect Toshiba to begin manufacturing Blu-ray players anytime soon.

That's according to company president Atsutoshi Nishida, who spoke at a press conference in Tokyo Tuesday. "No plans at all, not at this moment," was Nishida's response when asked whether Toshiba planned to produce players using rival Blu-ray technology.

Not that the Blu-ray Disc Association wouldn't be happy to have Toshiba on their side.

"We have always said that Toshiba and Microsoft, and any other company, is more than welcome to join the Blu-ray Disc Association," BDA spokesperson Frank Simonis told TechRadar ahead of Toshiba's announcement.

Toshiba stressed in its press release that it will continue to market conventional DVD players and recorders, promising to "continue to contribute to the development of the DVD industry" through the DVD Forum.

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