Toshiba applies for BDA membership

By Matthew ยท 5 replies
Aug 10, 2009
  1. Toshiba announced today that it has applied for membership of the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA). The company was a principal supporter of the now defunct HD DVD disc format. It abandoned the format in February of 2008, and announced that it would cease all development and manufacturing of HD DVD players and drives. The HD DVD Promotion Group dissolved shortly thereafter and Blu-ray was crowned as the dominant format for HD video discs.

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  2. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,150   +915

    its a shame, HD-DVD from what i remember was cheaper than Blu-Ray, plus my mate got the HD-DVD add-on for his XBox to buy 3 HD-DVD's then it lost all support, Shame.
  3. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,215   +177

    It is a shame. HD-DVD had one format that came with all features. Blu-Ray has different levels of support, confusing for the average shopper. But this news is inevitable. I'm just surprised that Toshiba isn't doing more with streaming media to off-set gains in Blu-Ray.
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +422

    I've got a HD-DVD player so I too am disappointed it lost, but you can find the few hd-dvd's that were made for pretty cheap online. I bought Serenity and a NIN DVD for less than $20 shipped.

    I'm surprised that it took Toshiba this long to get on BluRay after they conceited.
  5. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Evangelist Posts: 997   +93

    I can't wait to read an article that includes Toshiba and Bluray that doesn't bring up the fact that HDDVD failed. We get it, you don't need to mention it in every article.
  6. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,036   +2,558

    The point that I'm unclear about is, since Toshiba is already in business with Samsung, and Samsung always supported Blu-Ray, isn't the money all mixed together already? Is there an actual need for them to "declare themselves", as it were.

    TSST Corporation, is "Toshiba Samsung Storage Technologies", which you can take to mean that they already build drives together.
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