By >Daimaou - G.G-B
In a desperate move, Toshiba sacrifices its HD-DVD player in Japan
It seems that the war is yet to be over between the HD-DVD and the Blu-Ray. After the very attractive prices made by Sony on its PS3 which is not only a Blu-Ray player but also a video game console, Toshiba, after the US, decided to slash the prices on one of its HD-DVD players, the HD-XF2. We are in fair shape to get in Japan a price as cheap as what you guys over in the US had, something like 99$, but Toshiba decided to reduce the price by over 50% on its player, and give you now a discount of 185€ on the HD-XF2.
So from now on, and only on the Toshiba, you will be able to get a nice HD-DVD player for only 154€ in Japan.
Now that you have the facts, let me tell you what I think. Personally I don’t give a XXX of which format is the best, I own a PS3 simply because it gave me both games and HD video; but I am fed up with this war, and lord I am looking forward to seeing Samsung and LG start shipping worldwide universal players. Now shall I put aside the lame attitude of the Toshiba PR people in Japan, and implore both Sony and Toshiba to either continue their stupid war until they will come to pay us in order to use their format, or to stop it once and for all in order to find a better solution to work together. Both HD-DVD and Blu-Ray have their advantages and inconveniences, but by continuing this war you (Toshiba & Sony) are just confusing future buyers who do not want to be stuck like in the past, with the BETAMAX and VHS war… Please learn from the past and get us something cool that we can ALL enjoy!