Feeds

UK CE firm preps sub-£200 HD DVD player

And Toshiba to bring 1080p to under €400

Boost IT visibility and business value

IFA 07 UK consumer electronics company - yes, we have a few - Venturer has pledged to bring HD DVD to the mass market with a slimline player set to retail for under £200 and €300.

Venturer SHD7000
Venturer's SHD7000: cut-price 1080i

Launched at the IFA consumer electronics show last week, the SHD7000 runs to 1080i HD output via an HDMI 1.2 port. It has composite-, component- and s-video ports too. It's got Dolby TrueHD sound processing on board too, along with analogue and digital audio ports.

Venturer didn't offer any more details about the player beyond pointing to a in-time-for-Christmas release date.

Separately, Toshiba said it would release a third-generation HD DVD player in Europe, one offering 1080p resolution - so-called 'full HD' - and retailing for around €400.

toshiba_thirdgen_HDDVD_A35
Toshiba's HD-EP35: 1080p, 24p output

The HD-EP30 is the European version of the HD-A30 Toshiba launched last month in the US. It's capable of cinema-style 24 frames per second output on a suitably compatible HDTV through its HDMI port, but it also has composite- and component-video ports too, and stereo analogue and multi-channel digital audio feeds.

Toshiba also launched the HD-EP35 based on the recently announced HD-A35. This model offers the same specs as the HD-EP30, but adds 7.1 bitsteam High Bit Rate audio and Deep Colour through digital links, and 5.1-channel sound through its analogue audio ports.

Both are due to go on sale in October. The HD-EP35 will retail for around €499.

The essential guide to IT transformation

More from The Register

next story
Top Gun display for your CAR: Heads-up fighter pilot tech
Sadly Navdy kit doesn't include Sidewinder missile to blast traffic
FEAST YOUR EYES: Samsung's Galaxy Alpha has an 'entirely new appearance'
Wow, it looks like nothing else on the market, for sure
iPhone 6 flip tip slips in Aussie's clip: Apple's 'reversible USB' leaks
New plug not compatible with official Type-C, according to fresh rumors
YES YES YES! Apple patents mousy, pressure-sensing iVibrator
Fanbois prepare to experience the great Cupertin-O
TV transport tech, part 1: From server to sofa at the touch of a button
You won't believe how much goes into today's telly tech
NVIDIA claims first 64-bit ARMv8 SoC for Androids
Mile-High 'Denver' Tegra K1 successor said to rival PC performance
XBOX One will learn to play media from USB and DLNA sources
Hang on? Aren't those file formats you hardly ever see outside torrents?
Giving your old Tesco Hudl to Auntie June? READ THIS FIRST
You can never wipe supermarket slab clean enough
prev story

Whitepapers

Endpoint data privacy in the cloud is easier than you think
Innovations in encryption and storage resolve issues of data privacy and key requirements for companies to look for in a solution.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility
In this whitepaper learn how to successfully add mobile capabilities simply and cost effectively.
Solving today's distributed Big Data backup challenges
Enable IT efficiency and allow a firm to access and reuse corporate information for competitive advantage, ultimately changing business outcomes.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.