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Toshiba Creating In-Car HD DVD Player

29 May, 2007 By: Erik Gruenwedel

Toshiba Matsushita Display Technology Co., the five-year partnership between Toshiba Corp. and Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. (Panasonic) for the development of small and medium-sized liquid crystal display (LCD) monitors, is reportedly creating an in-car HD DVD player.

Panasonic is primarily a supporter of rival format Blu-ray Disc.

The portable next-generation optical disc player reportedly will come on the market in 2008 at an undisclosed price.Instead of a standard remote control, the device would offer a touch screen control.

Similar to standard HD DVD, playback would require an HD monitor, heretofore a rarity among in-car entertainment systems.

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