Tokyo (Japan) - Reuters is reporting that Toshiba has delayed the introduction of its HD DVD-based high-definition video recorder, the RD-A1 - originally scheduled for tomorrow - to the Japanese market, by about two weeks. The reason, the company says, is to allow inventory to build up, since procurement has run at a slower rate than expected.
Today, Warner Home Video announced its initial roster of four movie releases for the Blu-ray format, for general availability on 1 August. By our count, Warner has announced or released 37 titles for the HD DVD format, which was the first the studio originally supported.
The Chinese-language Commercial Times has reported, and DigiTimes has backed up, that Lite-On IT, which produces Blu-ray disc burners under the BenQ brand as well as its own, expressed concerns as to whether Sony, the principal supplier of blue-laser diodes for Blu-ray components, will be able to produce enough diodes to meet demand from it and other suppliers.
If you have been dreaming about watching that Big Game, Matsushita can make that game even bigger.
JVC has announced two high definition LCD televisions that produce images at 120 frames each second. This framerate is double what normal televisions can produce and JVC promises the higher frequency will reduce blurring and ghost images common to normal televisions. The 37" LT-37X987 and the 32" LT-32X987 will both sport 1366 by 768 pixels (progressive)resolution and come with a multitude of inputs.
Prices for 40" LCD TVs are expected to drop to $1983 during the fourth quarter of this year, according to today's Chinese-language Commercial Times , citing data from Displaysearch.
The British CE publication PocketLint.co.uk is reporting that a company called Pinpoint Consumer Electronics will be manufacturing a pocket-sized MPEG-4 video recorder that will store recordings on memory sticks, enabling playback of recordings through Sony's PlayStation Portable.