Toshiba in Japan has started shipping the world's first next-generation high-definition DVD players.
The manufacturer promised at the time to launch the players in the US by March this year for $799 and $499 respectively, but has been unable to meet that deadline. The devices are now slated for launch in April.
Toshiba's launch marks a victory for HD-DVD over the computing Blu-ray standard. The first Blu-ray devices will not arrive until June.
Both high-definition optical disk standards promise a significant increase in storage capacity which will be used for to carry bonus features and high-definition images.
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