Originally Posted by DaViD Boulet
BTW, "who" are you? The fact that you would have more information on a topic like this, outside of normal release-channels, would imply that you're on some sort of inside-track.
My family has been in the TV selling and repairing business for over 50 years. I used my EE degree while working R&D for a major CE company and then again for one of its competitors after a 2 year "break."
As for my information on Meridian, it wasn't a big secret about how they reacted to the press release from the HDDVDPRG. They were not happy to be outed by them.
However they are a member of both next gen groups, and they have "players," in the works. If I was a betting man I'd bet on an HD DVD player with DVD-A capabilities and on a combo player also with DVD-A capabilities. However I'm sure they have a BD prototype as well.
It's just hard to say what direction they're going to go. Toshiba's prices have nothing to do with their market. So they may be enticed by the larger playerbase. It's just really hard to say.