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In a bid to push its HD DVD format, Toshiba would install appropriate optical drives into all of its notebooks, the company said at a press conference. The move will allow the company to increase penetration of HD DVD, but it is questionable whether with hybrid drives on the market and relatively low market share of Toshiba in the notebook universe it will catalyze a substantial success.
I still haven't chosen a side but this makes the fight a little more interesting!

http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/mobile/...607155735.html
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Naw. I hate to say it...but Blu Ray already won.

This isn't gonna make a difference...people don't buy laptops to watch HD movies.
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Naw. I hate to say it...but Blu Ray already won.

This isn't gonna make a difference...people don't buy laptops to watch HD movies.
.....

If people buy laptops so they can watch dvds, and browse the internet, why wouldnt they do the same with this?
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Naw. I hate to say it...but Blu Ray already won.

This isn't gonna make a difference...people don't buy laptops to watch HD movies.
Maybe not in Canadia ?
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If people buy laptops so they can watch dvds, and browse the internet, why wouldnt they do the same with this?
You don't need HD on your 15.4" screen.

Wasn't Toshiba the first company to release a drive that worked with Blu-ray and HD-DVD?
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You don't need HD on your 15.4" screen.

Wasn't Toshiba the first company to release a drive that worked with Blu-ray and HD-DVD?
LG is going to release a player that supports both formats, they were showing it off at CES this year.
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HD Video on a laptop monitor... +$x00 ish to the pricetag? Dumb
And I agree- Blueray won...
    
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I really dont like this move purely because of the studio support Blu-Ray has, I do not have a high-def player yet, but, i wouldnt be interested in Blu-Ray at all because of the studio support and because when i will buy a gaming console next it will be the PS3 and the Wii.
This strategy would work a lot better with a lot more studio support.
Also, how much diff. would it make on a 15.4" or 17" laptop between a HD-DVD and a normal DVD, i am not sure it would make a lot.
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Toshiba = Sold at Wal-Mart
People = Buy stuff at Wal-Mart
HD DVD Drive in Laptop bought at Wal-Mart = You'll buy HD DVD's instead of BluRay.

Plus if BluRay won wouldn't that mean everyone has to pay Sony to use it?
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Toshiba = Sold at Wal-Mart
People = Buy stuff at Wal-Mart
HD DVD Drive in Laptop bought at Wal-Mart = You'll buy HD DVD's instead of BluRay.

Plus if BluRay won wouldn't that mean everyone has to pay Sony to use it?
Actually, last I heard Sony was paying people to use it... They REALLY wanted to win a format war for once in their pathetic lives. Looks like they finally might have greased enough palms with enough cash.

I've never trusted Toshiba anyways. They always had issues.
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