HD-DVD Available In Japan

Today’s IMDb Studio Briefing contains a quick notice that Toshiba has started selling HD-DVD, but only in Japan at this point. The HD-XA1 is expected stateside within a month. Toshiba’s official press release on the new unit provides a lot of juicy technical details. Nice to know that it supports just about every kind of optical disc that came before it.

The player spec page contains scant mentions of a new HD-DVD-ROM computer drive. I have not seen anything new on qosmio.com about that new laptop that should be equipped with the new technology.