Toshiba beats Blu-ray with 51GB HD DVD disc

By Justin Mann on January 15, 2007, 9:23 PM
The war between HD DVD and Blu-ray is tiresome enough, but it presses on and is taken to ridiculous lengths. First we have the push for dual format discs and now we have Toshiba pushing their new 51GB HD DVD recordable disc. A mere 1GB above the Blu-ray offerings, the new disc is backwards incompatible with first generation HD DVD players/recorders, and is only 1GB larger than the 50GB Blu-ray offering from Sony. While I may seem a little harsh and I do encourage a push to newer technologies, it seems a bit pointless to try and push such a marginal amount above the competetion.

Toshiba may have succeeded in topping Blu-ray as the next-gen media with the highest capacity, but they certainly haven't made it any easier on the consumer. Come to think of it, no vendor has, except perhaps LG and others looking to create dual-format players.




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captain828 said:
lol, 1GB more than a Blu-Ray, good job ToshibaUp till now everyone favored Sony's next-gen format just for its immense capacity, but this "bomb" that Toshiba just launched means that we're in for a hell of a format war...
mkatz2m said:
I really could care less. I am not going to buy any of these disks or recorder for a long time. By the time I buy it, it will be very cheap and something with much bigger capacity will be on the market.
nathanskywalker said:
Lol, yes, I agree. Who cares. Good job Toshiba! You made it! Blue ray shall now surely be defeated!
Baloot69 said:
Blu Ray supporters were all preaching that it is better because of its larger capacity but now that HD DVD is larger, you are saying that it is pointless?I understand the bias with you articles though, you have Sony Blue-ray ad posted right on top of the article.
Baloot69 said:
"Toshiba may have succeeded in topping Blu-ray as the next-gen media with the highest capacity, but they certainly haven't made it any easier on the consumer."What dou mean "haven't made it any easier on the consumer"? Consumer of Blu-ray?
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