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Old 01-15-2008   #35
TheDuke
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Default Re: Toshiba Deploys New Marketing Initiatives Based On Strong Fourth Quarter Unit Sal

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Originally Posted by Lotus View Post
Universal and Paramount may be about to quit releasing....


DVDs!

Toshiba's next step is making all future releases by those studios.... combo discs.

It's an interesting move. It would make all purchases from those Studios usable in HD-DVD players. Giving buyers of DVD a clear path towards which HDM to choose.

It's also a path BD can't follow.
That would mean that Toshiba would have to subsidize hd dvd production costs to all their studios. (you would have to believe uni, para wouldn't want to subtract more production costs off their dvd profits) It would be a great move but how willing are the studios to actually do this?? Thats a lot of combo discs pressed. And we would have to keep the msrp the same price as other studios dvd's right?
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