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  USATODAY.com - Toshiba to launch HD DVD recorder   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
The electronics maker hopes to sell 10,000 recorders by the end of 2006, according to company spokeswoman Junko Furuta.
Toshiba hasn't yet decided when it will launch the product overseas, Furuta said.
The move intensifies competition with the HD DVD format's rival camp, led by Sony which will sell players based on a competing standard, Blu-ray Disc.
www.usatoday.com /tech/products/gear/entertainment/2006-06-22-hd-recorder_x.htm?POE=TECISVA   (306 words)

  
 Toshiba Holds HD DVD Players until April - Home Video News - Digital Trends
Toshiba did not give precise availability dates, but Toshiba spokesperson Junko Furuta said the company is working with studios and retailers to work out launch dates.
Furuta said Toshiba has begun taking pre-orders for D DVD players in 40 major U.S. cities; Toshiba's HD-XA1 and HD-A1 players carry suggested prices of $799 and $499, respectively.
Ian Bell on Mar 24th, 2006 at 10:02 AM For as much greif as Blu-Ray is getting regarding the high price of their players, Toshiba sure has missed the mark on their product launch date several times.
news.digitaltrends.com /article9879.html   (252 words)

  
 News 8 :: KFMB Stations, San Diego, California
But the Japanese electronics company was "currently working with major studios and major retailers to finalize sales dates of our players," she said.
Furuta cited last week's announcement by Time Warner's Warner Home Video unit, which said that on April 18, it would release the first titles using the HD DVD format, including "Million Dollar Baby" and "The Last Samurai."
Furuta said Toshiba has begun making pre-sale HD DVD demonstration in 40 major U.S. cities since last month, including New York, Los Angeles and Seattle.
www.kfmb.com /story.php?id=43902   (364 words)

  
 Concrete (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The film deals as much with the social factors that produced Furuta's four assailants as it does with Furuta's suffering at their hands.
The boys rape, torture, and murder her in a similar manner to the boys who killed Junko Furuta.
Many people protested the film's release before it even premiered, and it was eventually relegated to specialty theater showings and a DVD release.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Concrete_(film)   (167 words)

  
 HD DVD Players Due Out This Month
The Associated Press reported that Toshiba has postponed the release of high-definition DVD players in the United States until April, a month later than planned, so that it can synchronize the sales with title releases from Hollywood studios.
Junko Furuta, a Toshiba spokeswoman told AP that a precise sales date was not available.
Furuta cited the announcement by Time Warner's Warner Home Video unit, which said it would not release the first titles using the HD DVD format until April 18.
www.digitalcinemareport.com /news/dvddueout.html   (154 words)

  
 Japan's Toshiba to reshape notebook PC production to cut costs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
The Japanese manufacturer currently outsources 10 percent of its notebook PC production to Taiwan and a report said earlier it would raise the amount to 30 percent.
"It might be one of possible options that we take, but we have yet to finalise our strategy to reshape the PC business," said Toshiba Corp. spokeswoman Junko Furuta.
The troubled company's net loss in the three months to June blew out to 36.8 billion yen (307 million dollars) against a year earlier loss of 18.8 billion yen, with its PC business losing 6.9 billion yen.
www.spacedaily.com /2003/030820024047.8245bmvg.html   (279 words)

  
 Toshiba to use perpendicular recording in new drives
The first two drives expected to use the technology will have a recording density of 133Gbit per square inch, which is 37% greater than current drives, said Junko Furuta, a spokeswoman for Toshiba in Tokyo.
In the future, the company also wants to use the technology in its 0.85-in.
Employing perpendicular recording along with other new technologies will raise the capacity of the drives from between 2GB and 4GB to between 6GB and 8GB, said Furuta.
www.computerworld.com /printthis/2004/0,4814,98273,00.html   (389 words)

  
 PC World - HD-DVD Standard Earns Approval
At a meeting in Taiwan on September 22, the association approved version 1.0 of the HD-DVD-RW physical specification, which covers a single-layer disc with a capacity of 20GB, Junko Furuta, a Toshiba spokesperson says.
Version 1.0 is expected to be approved by the association in February 2005, Yoshihide Fujii, president and CEO of Toshiba Digital Media Network Company, said at a news conference in Tokyo on Tuesday.
The approval is the latest step between two major formats which are battling to replace DVDs with optical discs that store much more data.
www.pcworld.com /printable/article/id,117983/printable.html   (431 words)

  
 DVD Forum approves HD-DVD RW standard || ERA-line   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
At a meeting in Taiwan, the association approved version 1.0 of the HD-DVD-RW physical specification, which covers a single-layer disc with a capacity of 20GBs, Junko Furuta, a Toshiba spokeswoman, said Wednesday.
Version 1.0 is expected to be approved by the association in February 2005, Yoshihide Fujii, president and CEO of Toshiba Digital Media Network Company, said at a news conference in Tokyo.
The application specifications, which define how data signals are written into the structure of the discs, will be decided before the end of February 2005, Furuta said.
www.era-tv.com /eraline/getnews.asp?SID=1084   (438 words)

  
 Toshiba says 51GB HD DVD still under development | InfoWorld | News | 2007-03-01 | By Martyn Williams, IDG News Service
In the last few days a number of Web sites and blogs have reported the format has been submitted for approval to the DVD Forum and some have said that approval has been received, but Toshiba says nothing of the sort has happened.
"We're puzzled ourself by where these reports came from," said Junko Furuta, a spokeswoman for the company in Tokyo.
She said Toshiba hasn't made any further announcements about the disc since CES, and it wasn't submitted to any steering committees during this week's DVD Forum meetings in Tokyo.
www.infoworld.com /article/07/03/01/HNtoshiba51gbhddvd_1.html   (527 words)

  
 FirstCoast News.com - Print Article
The electronics maker hopes to sell 10,000 recorders by the end of 2006, according to company spokeswoman Junko Furuta.
Toshiba hasn't yet decided when it will launch the product overseas, Furuta said.
The move intensifies competition with the HD DVD format's rival camp, led by Sony Corp., which will sell players based on a competing standard, Blu-ray Disc.
www.firstcoastnews.com /printfullstory.aspx?storyid=59837   (224 words)

  
 Toshiba Boosts Hard Drive Capacity - eCoustics.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
The first two drives planned by Toshiba to use the technology will have a recording density of 133 gigabits per square inch, which is 37 percent greater than current drives, says Junko Furuta, a spokesperson for Toshiba in Tokyo.
They will be 1.8-inch drives of the type used in portable consumer electronics products, such as digital music players.
In the future, it also wants to use the technology in its 0.85-inch drive.
www.ecoustics.com /pcw/news/118925   (388 words)

  
 Wired News: DVD Peace Talks Break Down
Sony's Blu-ray disks have a more sophisticated format and play back 25 GB of data compared with HD-DVD's 15, but are more expensive to produce.
Toshiba spokesman Junko Furuta acknowledged that a unified format did not look likely for the time being.
Furuta also said the more sophisticated Blu-ray disks would be harder to adopt for use in laptop computers, as well as in car-navigation systems, also popular in Japan.
www.wired.com /news/business/0,1367,68630,00.html   (833 words)

  
 Toshiba Recalling More Sony Batteries (AP) - Kiplinger.com
The company announced on Sept. 29 that it expected to recall about 830,000 batteries used with its Dynabook, Qosmio, Satellite Portege and Tecra laptop models.
The increase does not affect any models other than those that have already been announced, Furuta said.
Toshiba announcement came as Sony executives apologized for the massive global recall in laptop batteries, acknowledging that the troubles had caused worries and inconvenience to consumers.
www.kiplinger.com /apnews/XmlStoryResult.php?storyid=251690   (237 words)

  
 All Headline News - Negotiations On Unified DVD Format Fall Flat - December 27, 2006
The two companies felt the need to start negotiations on a unified format so that consumers would not get confused.
Toshiba spokesman Junko Furuta says a unified format doesn't appear possible for the time being.
"We have doubts as to whether the Blu-ray format is a viable technology in terms of production cost," Furuta says "We're also not convinced that consumers would need to store so much data on disks, especially now that internal harddrives are more popular."
www.allheadlinenews.com /articles/2249619008   (293 words)

  
 Gamasutra - Report: Sony, Toshiba Suspend HD-DVD/Blu-Ray Talks
Toshiba spokesman Junko Furuta also seemed less than optimistic about the chances of a deal, commenting: "We have doubts as to whether the Blu-ray format is a viable technology in terms of production cost.
We're also not convinced that consumers would need to store so much data on disks, especially now that internal hard drives are more popular." Furuta also suggested the more advanced Blu-ray disks would be harder to adopt for use in laptop computers and in car navigation systems.
The argument between the two companies and their allies concerns the higher capacity (50GB vs. 30GB) Blu-ray disc and the cheaper to produce HD-DVD technology.
www.gamasutra.com /php-bin/news_index.php?story=6299   (710 words)

  
 storage.itworld.com - HD-DVD rewritable standard approved
At a meeting in Taiwan on Sept. 22, the association approved version 1.0 of the HD-DVD-RW physical specification, which covers a single-layer disc with a capacity of 20G bytes, Junko Furuta, a Toshiba Corp. spokeswoman, said Wednesday.
The HD-DVD-R discs will be single-layer 15G-byte capacity discs, Furuta said.
Toshiba expects to start commercial sales of HD-DVD players and recorders in the final three months of 2005, with players to cost under US$1,000, according to Furuta.
storage.itworld.com /4618/040929hddvdstandard/pfindex.html   (449 words)

  
 Toshiba's perpendicular recording in new HDDs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
The first two drives planned by Toshiba to use the technology will have a recording density of 133G bits per square inch, which is 37 percent greater than current drives, said Junko Furuta, a spokeswoman for Toshiba in Tokyo.
Employing perpendicular recording along with other new technologies will raise the capacity of the drives from between 2G byte and 4G bytes to between 6G bytes and 8G bytes, said Furuta.
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www.pcworldmalta.com /news/2004/Dec/171.htm   (415 words)

  
 Toshiba: First HD DVD players will be interactive - BluReporter.com
According to Macworld UK, Junko Furuta, a spokeswoman for Toshiba, responded to reports by clarifying that their first two HD DVD players will in fact be able to support all interactive features currently available, and only once further advancements had been developed would an upgrade be needed.
Toshiba’s players can be updated to support future applications and services, which may include downloading supplemental audio and video content, disc related online shopping and other features yet to be imagined,” Furuta said.
Meanwhile, the launch date of the HD DVD players, which is set for March, has been threatened due to a conflict with the Advanced Access Content System (AACS), Heise has reported.
www.blureporter.com /blu-ray/news/121   (443 words)

  
 DVD resales
Before the disc makers companies can gear up for production, the HD-DVD-R specification needs to be finalized by the DVD Forum, the standards body for the DVD format.
This should be done within the next two months, according to Junko Furuta, a spokeswoman for Toshiba.
So far, only Mitsubishi Kagaku and Hitachi Maxell have said they'll make HD-DVD-R discs, but a number of disc makers who are members of the DVD-Forum are expected to announce production plans later, she said.
dvdresales.blogspot.com   (2180 words)

  
 Computerworld - Toshiba, Clariant Develop 30GB Recordable HD-DVD
In addition to developing the dye, which is used on each recording layer, the two companies also produced prototype dual-layer discs and verified that they work, said Junko Furuta, a spokeswoman for Toshiba in Tokyo.
At present, the highest capacity HD-DVD-R discs that have been standardized are single-layer 15G-byte discs.
There are two other formats that make up the HD-DVD family.
www.pakworld.com /2005/15-08-2005/news/page185.htm   (301 words)

  
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