This isn't Xbox360 related, but I thought it was worthwhile to mention because of Toshiba's talks about HD-DVD. Mods, please move this to the appropriate place. HVD?
Optware, the company working to develop terabyte-class holographic discs, has received an influx of capital from Toshiba, which should give it a boost as it gears up to get its first generation of next generation discs (which will have a mere 100-200GB of capacity) to market. Of course, we’re sure this means that Sony is inevitably going to invest in Optware competitor InPhase, guaranteeing that the format wars for next-next-gen storage and media platforms will continue just about forever. Makes sense, if you think about it.
My concern is that if Toshiba is already starting to invest in a technology that is potentially only 3 or 4 years away, how much faith are they putting into HD-DVD? How long does it take for a media storage solution to manifest? I can understand why they are helping research it... it'll be one of the first non-disc based mediums widely available (no Sony royalties) in a decade. I'm excited that something new is on the horizon, but this generation isn't even here... and we already have images of what's next. Thoughts?
Edited by LowProfileWurm, 19 July 2005 - 02:59 PM.