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Consumers must be sold on yet another format. They'll be asked to load a $20 movie onto a memory card that they also must buy, and that might appear small and frail next to proven disk technology. Only a few of the big studios, meanwhile, have signed on to sell movies that can be downloaded to the memory cards.
Mod Systems also must convince retailers to embrace the kiosks. Studios, meanwhile, know that retailers still sell the vast majority of their disks. They might be inclined to for now keep the store chains happy, which they aren't with digital downloads.
Mod Systems also has Toshiba, which not only is smarting from losing HD DVD but is a partner in manufacturing SD cards.
Originally Posted by eightninesuited /forum/post/15428079
Nothing they make is remotely worth buying.... I'm trying to think of a quality, mid-high-end Toshiba gear.
Originally Posted by Vader424242 /forum/post/15428188
Normally I would agree (Toshiba and "Quality CE" has never fit real well together in my book), but the XA2 is among the exceptions: I would put my HD805 (XA2 clone) up against most any piece of CE out there in terms of quality...
Originally Posted by eightninesuited /forum/post/15428279
I was going to mention the XA2. A very rare instance where they actually delivered a quality player.
However, let's look at the major players:
Sony: Excellent XBR line of LCD, the now defunct but phenominal SXRD, Their SXRD projectors are equally great.
Panasonic: Great Plasma tech and pioneers in Blu-ray players. And their AE Projector lineups are among the best selling projectors in the world.
Samsung: Equally good with Plasma and LCD. Pioneers in LED DLP technology.
Pioneer: Plasma Gods! The end!
Mitsubishi: Laser tech gurus. Also makes the largest rear projection tvs. Well revered in the Projector world.
Sharp: The Aquos line of LCDs are well known and their high end projectors are great.
JVC: Their LCOS rear projections were very nice, and they are the masters of LCOS projection technology. Their RS projectors are still king.
Every one of these major brands contributes something unique and evolutionary to their field except...........One Brand:
Toshiba: Their Regza line is the only thing they have, and it's still crap compared to the similarly priced Aquos line. I'm seriously sitting here trying to think of something made by Toshiba that I'd be willing to buy that isn't bested by another brand.