Toshiba announced on Wednesday that it is delaying the launch of its next-generation HD DVD players from a year end start date to February or March.
Toshiba and supporters decided they would rather launch a large scale invasion of HD DVD rather than a gradual launch. Toshiba and content providers say it will take months after starting mass production in December to create the line up they desire.
HD DVD might have a fighting chance when it launches in March thanks to the recent support of Microsoft and Intel. Of course they better not risk any more delays of HD DVD with Sony including Blu-ray in the PlayStation 3 set to ship next year.