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Old 07-25-2009   #15
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Default Re: Toshiba to build Blu-Ray player!

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Originally Posted by DaViD Boulet View Post
Gotcha.

But that doesn't address the 2nd point which is that there is still a large install base of HD DVD software belonging to consumers who would jump at the chance to have additional hardware able to play it. With Toshiba selling fully featured stand-alone HD DVD players for under $199, I can't imagine that royalties would be that large an obstacle to final price.
We can agree, I guess, that they don't want to make dual format players or they would have. My guess is 1) they don't want the increased cost of royalties and hardware and 2) they want a complete break from HD DVD.

Are any of the dual format stand alone players still available from LG or anyone?
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