The move is good news for UK shoppers who have not yet invested in either Blu-ray or HD DVD
next generation DVD players, experts said.
has been struggling to compete against Blu-ray disc technology, backed by Sony, Panasonic, five Hollywood movie studios and others.
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Toshiba") today announced that it is stepping up its successful marketing campaign for HD DVD
as it experienced record-breaking unit sales in the fourth quarter of 2007.
At a press conference at CeBIT 2007, Studio Canal, Universal, Toshiba and Microsoft were on stage to announce the formation of a new trade organization, the European HD DVD
Promotional Group, Ltd.
Warner Brothers, which previously supported only the HD DVD
format promoted by Toshiba Corp.
Paramount and Universal threw their backing behind HD DVD
developed by Toshiba Corp.
Released on January 8, PHE's first HD DVD
title of the year is David Fincher's director's cut of the mesmerizing drama Zodiac, which has been cited on over 200 critics' lists as one of the top 10 films of 2007.
7 /PRNewswire/ -- At the 2008 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the companies of the HD DVD
Promotional Group recapped a breakthrough year for the high definition format, reaching nearly one million dedicated HD DVD
players sold in North America and delivering on the promise of affordability, quality and a consistent experience on every machine.
The enhanced content and rich interactive capabilities of HD DVD
increase the need for an efficient way to troubleshoot coding to maintain the highest-quality consumer experiences.
With more than 21 studios and distributors, 14 authoring studios and eight replicators producing HD DVD
content and discs throughout the region, the number of titles is expected to increase rapidly throughout the year with an estimated 600 titles expected worldwide by December 2007.
The company says that it has brought advanced imaging capabilities of the next generation HD DVD
to portable computing as it is the fastest growing segment of the computer market.