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Toshiba is Set to Detail Its Cell-based TV in Early October

Toshiba is Set to Detail Its Cell-based TV in Early October 400°
287w ago - According to PCWorld (linked above), Toshiba will soon unveil its first television based on the Cell processor, the same multimedia chip that sits at the heart of the PlayStation 3 games console.

Toshiba has been showing prototypes of the television and Cell technology for the last couple of years and its unveiling on Oct. 5 will come just before its first public showing at the upcoming Ceatec electronics show.

While a launch...
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Toshiba Blu-ray Support Hints of an XBox 360 Add-On Coming?

Toshiba Blu-ray Support Hints of an XBox 360 Add-On Coming? 250°
297w ago - After Toshiba Corp., the developer of the HD DVD format, releases its Blu-ray disc player by the end of the year, Microsoft Corp. will have to follow and launch Blu-ray add-on for its Xbox 360 game console.

The support of Blu-ray disc (BD) by Toshiba means that the format is finally becoming a de-facto standard for high-definition home video. Toshiba is the last major consumer electronics maker to support BD.

To quote: Microsoft...
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Rumor: Toshiba to Manufacture XBox 360 External Blu-ray Drive

Rumor: Toshiba to Manufacture XBox 360 External Blu-ray Drive 50°
338w ago - According to XBitLabs (linked above), Toshiba-Samsung Storage Technology Corp. has been contracted to manufacture external Blu-ray disc drives for Microsoft XBox 360 game consoles.

Toshiba-Samsung Storage Technology Corporation is a joint venture between Samsung Electronics and Toshiba Corporation. The Blu-ray disc drives are rumored to cost in the $100-$150 range.

To quote: It is still unclear when exactly Microsoft plans...
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Toshiba ships Sony CELL based SpursEngine SE1000

Toshiba ships Sony CELL based SpursEngine SE1000 50°
364w ago - Toshiba today announced the start of sample shipping of the SpursEngine SE1000, a high-performance stream processor integrating four Synergistic Processing Element (SPE) cores derived from the "Cell Broadband Engine" (Cell/B.E.).

The SpursEngine is a co-processor that integrates a hardware codec for Full HD encoding and decoding of MPEG-2 and H.264 streams. Toshiba say its "dedicated to bringing the advanced capabilities of the Cell/B.E....
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Toshiba to give up on HD DVD, end format war

Toshiba to give up on HD DVD, end format war 50°
371w ago - Toshiba Corp is planning to give up on its HD DVD format for high-definition video, conceding defeat to the competing Blu-Ray technology backed by Sony Corp, a company source said on Saturday.

Japanese public broadcaster NHK had earlier reported that Toshiba would suffer losses in the tens of billions of yen (hundreds of millions of dollars) as it scrapped production of HD DVD players and recorders and took other steps to exit the business.
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