Live @ Toshiba HD-DVD Press Conference in Sydney

Posted on Thursday, Feb 21 2008 @ 03:36 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
11:33 - Q and A session starts. First question is why are players still being shipped? Because there are 1000 movies out there and there is still value in the product. Points to being an HD upscaler as well.

11:34 - No intent to take back product from retailers. Next question is about content delivery in Australia. Its a good one. Our infrastructure sucks. Whittard replies that Telstra is improving their bandwidth.

11:36 - Still answering question regarding bandwidth. Whittard says NANDflash tech is improving - you could go to a kiosk and potentially download a movie.

11:38 - Format war was short. Does Toshiba see a responsibility to offer a sweetener to current customers? The answer is not really. Inherent risk in being an early adopter.

Read on at Tweaktown.

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