Toshiba gets tough on Blu-ray

The Asahi Shimbun

Negotiations to reach a compromise on the standardization of next-generation DVDs could be headed for a deadlock as the group led by Toshiba has said it will be too difficult to modify the structure of their disc along the rival camp’s standards.

Senior officials of Toshiba Corp., which leads supporters of the HD DVD format, toughened their opposition to adopting a disc structure based on the rival Blu-ray Disc format at the general meeting of the HD DVD Promotion Group held in Tokyo on Monday.

A Toshiba official said at the meeting that it would be difficult to adopt the Blu-ray Disc structure.

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