TechRadar: Toshiba appeared re-energised at its IFA press conference yesterday with ambitious plans for the future that will finally put the failure of HD DVD behind it.
Alan Johnson, executive vice president of Toshiba Europe, acknowledged the success of Blu-ray. However he suggested that technology was already moving beyond optical disc formats.
High resolution internet downloads, high capacity hard drives and flash memory cards being key – the ability to store up to six HD movies on 32GB flash memory cards being just one example.
Toshiba also looks set to move beyond 1080p high definition video, with Johnson saying the company was ready to offer 4,000 x 2,000 pixel (4K) and 8,000 x 4,000 pixel (8K) displays when there was sufficient demand for them.
Wireless HDMI is also set to appear in Toshiba TVs and DVD players from next year.