At a Toshiba press event today, the company’s UK CEO said “We know Blu-Ray is growing, but the question is whether it’ll plateau and level off. I’ve just come back from Japan, where I saw technology that even upscales video from YouTube to HD.”
Is Toshiba still sucking on lemons after sinking a fortune into HD-DVD? Sounds a bit like it. The company sees downloaded video and web streaming taking off, and delivering HD without disks. But while we’re all for a bit of HD streaming, especially given the BBC iPlayer will go HD this month, we’re not pinning out hopes on it.
See, the UK’s average broadband speed is still hovering around the 2 meg mark, ruling out HD downloads for most. In the mean time, Toshiba still hasn’t launched a single Blu-Ray product.
TBC | £TBC | Toshiba