Toshiba decided to delay the launch of its HD DVD players from the end of March to April, to coincide with the release of HD DVD movies from Warner Home Video. A specific date wasn't given.
“Toshiba is currently working with the studios, as well as our retailers, to finalize the sale date of our players,” the company said in a statement. “In order to maximize the launch of HD-DVD, we intend to synchronize the launch of our players with HD-DVD title releases.”
Toshiba announced at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January that it will release two HD-DVD players in March priced at $500 and $800, much cheaper than the $1,000 price on Samsung Blu-ray players and $1,800 on the Pioneer Blu-ray players.