Toshiba Exhibits HD DVD Player at CEATEC JAPAN 2005

Business Press Releases Monday October 3, 2005 15:44
TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 3, 2005

Toshiba Corporation today announced that it would demonstrate its prototype HD DVD player at CEATEC JAPAN 2005, Asia's premier international exhibition ofhigh-technology and electronics. Look for the player at the Toshibabooth (1A04).

The demonstration will feature HD DVD players hooked up to digitalLCD TVs from Toshiba's "Z1000" series, brand new high definition TVsthat are all set to debut in the Japanese market in late October. Thedemo will allow viewers the experience of HD DVD's superior imagequality on a large, high-definition screen -- and to see thedifference HD DVD will bring to home entertainment.

The Toshiba booth will also feature HD DVD discs and notebook PCintegrating a slim HD DVD read drive. CEATEC JAPAN 2005 will run fromOctober 4 to 8 at Makuhari Messe.
Features of HD DVD
HD DVD is standardized by the DVD Forum, the internationalassociation of some 240 companies, and its physical, file andapplication formats have been all approved by the Forum.
In addition to a versatility that assures support for manyapplications, including players, recorders, PCs and automotivedevices, HD DVD's main features are:

1) The same disc structure as DVD, two 0.6mm-thick polycarbonatediscs bonded back-to-back, makes it much easier for HD DVD to achievebackward compatibility with DVD. It also assures easier manufacturingof discs and hardware devices, resulting in lower manufacturing costs.

2) Robust playability, with no need for a disc cartridge toprotect against surface blemishes and fingerprints.

3) The ability to meet all capacity demands. The DVD Forum hasapproved HD DVD-ROM discs with a data capacity of 30GB, and highercapacities are on the way. High data capacity is achieved by adoptinga shorter wavelength blue-violet laser and advanced data processingtechnologies, assuring the ability to store large capacity datasources including high-definition images.

4) Adoption of iHD technology to deliver enhanced userinteractivity on PCs and assures optimization for both AV and PCapplications.
CONTACT: Toshiba Corporation
Junko Furuta, +81-3-3457-2105
Source: Business Wire Press Release

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