No Blu-ray laptops from Toshiba

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After Toshiba’s withdrawal from the HD battle grounds earlier this year, many didn’t knoew what was going to happen. In an interview with TechRadar.com Europe, a CEO at Toshiba Alan Thompson says the company isn’t looking to add Blu-ray capabilities to its laptops.

Not so long ago the company came with information about its new range of laptops that aren’t fitted with Blu-ray technology. Instead, it has the capability to upscale standard definition to high-def. “At this present time we are not using Blu-ray. Blu-ray is just one of many ways that you can get HD content and is not required for accessing HD content,” Thompson said.

The new Quad Core HD Processor integrates high-definition H.264 and MPEG2 encoders and decoders together with four 128bit SIMD RISC processors. Besides upscaling, the technology can also remember faces on film.

Later Thompson added that the company was already developing the technology before HD DVD’s withdrawal and he showed we can expect more from this HD processing technology. “There’s absolutely no reason why the technology couldn’t be used in televisions.”

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