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Toshiba explores up-sampling, internet-ready DVD unit

updated 07:55 pm EDT, Tue July 1, 2008

Toshiba internet DVD unit

As the dust from the HD DVD/Blu-ray war settles, Toshiba is allegedly not adopting the victorious Blu-ray standard, but instead is expected to pursue DVD up-sampling and Internet-enabled players. TG Daily writes that Toshiba has not released specific plans or future machine specifications, but believes that the players would be based around its SpursEngine 1000 processor for upsampling - a 'lite' version of the Cell BE CPU. The observations come as the Toshiba-chaired DVD Forum approved the logo for "DVD Download/DL"

The logo was approved on June 11th in Los Angeles, during the DVD Steering Committee meeting. The technology behind the logo is believed to enhance content currently on standard DVDs, such as supplying additional audio/video information, or leaving extraneous content as a download.

While debating the logo, the Steering Committee also agreed upon updated specifications for the Chinese HD DVD format, which is still currently in production. Toshiba also saw the HD DVD-Video Product Requirement & Guideline v1.2 document finalized for manufacturers.




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