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HD DVD player supply to be limited across Europe

September 5th, 2006 · 1 Comment

Toshiba hd_e1_34l
If you want an player, place your pre-order with a retailer now. That’s our advice, after Toshiba’s Vice President for Europe, Masaki Kimura, confirmed that only 10,000 HD DVD players would be shipped to Europe from Japan for the systems’ November launch.
Toshiba is unlikely to decide on further inventory levels for its HD-E1 (pictured above) and HD-XE1 players until it’s had a chance to ascertain demand.
Availability may not be much better for either. Stories continue to circulate that blue laser diodes are in short supply as Sony dedicates its own production of the vital component to construction. DigitalTimes.com is reporting that production difficulties may halve the proposed 2 million ship-out of the next-gen games console.

Tags: HD DVD and Blu-ray · High definition TV · Trade

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  • 1 stephen bowler // Sep 6, 2006 at 10:15 pm

    Another good reason not to jump in to early, I am personaly making do with a cheap Upscaling player until the whole double format settles down and we can see whos platform will form the next gen player.

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