A letter sent to Toshiba HD-A2 customers reads as follows:
Those persons who were sad to get a backorders notice should be delighted that they will be receiving a brand new third-generation unit instead.
The excitement should build even further considering that all third-generation Toshiba HD DVD player (including the HD-A3) come bundled with "300" and "The Bourne Identity” in addition to the five free movies that can be had after a mail-in rebate [PDF].
quote: Looking at it objectively, downsampling is always a negative.
quote: The old numbers (from "iSupply" I think?) which were oft-quoted a year+ ago were back when the blue laser diode was costing something like $200 each, and they are now down under $20 I believe. The BD drive is by far the most expensive thing the PS3 yet you can get something similar for PC for under $200 now.
quote: I'm not basing my observations on the situation simply on this story. It has been my observation that if you post anything pro blu-ray, even in a courteous manner you will get rated down, jumped all over, and told all the reasons why you should be supporting HD-DVD immediately. Often times with site admins chiming in as well.
quote: Rate down and attack all you wish, it only points it out to be correct.