Toshiba may delay HD DVD launch

Posted on Tuesday, December 13 2005 @ 23:40 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Toshiba announced it may delay the launch of its HD DVD drives and players into the Japanese market, blaming AACS which hasn't finished version 1.0 of the AACS specification yet.
Toshiba's statement today suggests it at least doesn't expect AACS 1.0 to appear in time to make it worthwhile shipping machines into the Japanese market before 2005 is through. In September, Toshiba said it was pushing back the launch of HD DVD in the US to Q1 2006, in part it would seem, because AACS wouldn't be ready in time to get product to market in time for the Thanksgiving/Christmas buying season.
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