After a few opening remarks, Toshiba immediately jumped into the heart of the hot topic--Warner Brothers decision to utilize Blu-ray for all future releases. Jodi Sally spoke of the richness of the HD-DVD experience, Toshiba's firm belief that consumers will choose HD-DVD over Blu-ray, and that Q4 sales backed up such a belief. Toshiba had slightly over 49% of the HD player sales in the US for 2007.
Announced the third generation of HD-DVD players, the entry HD-A3 (1080i), HD-A30, and HD-A35 both capable of 1080p including 1080p24.
Toshiba announced their "all encompassing 2008 LCD TV line with a series for every lifestyle".
5 New Series
4 New Cosmetic Designs
3 New Dimensions of Picture Quality
2 New Gaming Features
1 Hot New LCD Line-up
Toshiba "has focused on improving image quality, connectivity, and design."
"LCD outsells plasma even at 19% higher cost."
Starting this year, two introductions of new equipment each year instead of one. Spring and fall introductions.
Fall 2008 lines to include new cosmetic designs (some shown at CES)
New CES technologies to also be in future series:
- Cell chip to improve SD to HD upconvertion
- LED back lighting using 1,152 LEDs in 92 independently dimmable zones
- Wireless HDMI connectivity
Manufacturers Recycling Management (MRM) Corporation
Also announced the MRM company. More in this thread: http://www.dbstalk.c...ad.php?t=115007