Format War '06: Toshiba calls for truce

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Atsutoshi Nishida
There's no need for bloodshed. That's what Toshiba's saying here. Or, in the words of The Beatles, "We Can Work It Out." Tosh's President, Atsutoshi Nishida, spoke to a shareholders' conference yesterday, issuing the following utopian dream:

"We have not given up on a unified format. We would like to seek ways for unifying the standards if opportunities arise."

How many innocent plastic discs must be caught in the crossfire, gentlemen? Already, Samsung's had to disavow any knowledge of producing a universal player. Will LG be next? After all, to paraphrase Edwin Starr, "Format War, what's it good for? Absolutely nothing."

[via Gizmodo ]

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