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UK HD DVD launch delayed

November 15th, 2006 · No Comments

Toshiba’s launch of in the UK has been delayed. Its entry-level HD-E1 model is now not expected to ship until mid December, a month later than originally planned. The more expensive HD-XE1, with HDMI v1.3, will not appear until January at the earliest.
The company says that a minor reliability issue with an outsourced LSI component was discovered during final product testing. In a statement, Toshiba says “Due to our commitment to providing the highest quality product possible, this component is being replaced before the HD-E1 is released to consumers. The shipment of HD-E1 units to the UK market is consequently expected to be delayed, although a quantity of units will be shipped for retail in December. These changes in the manufacturing schedule will also result in production of the HD-XE1 model being revised to January 2007.”

Tags: HD DVD and Blu-ray · Trade

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