Photos: HD DVD, Blu-ray players
HP HD DVD at CES
Hewlett-Packard displayed this HD DVD disc player at the 2006 Consumer Electronics Show, held in January in Las Vegas, but the company has since said it will produce equipment that will support Blu-ray as well as HD DVD.
Toshiba HD DVD
The new HD DVD by Toshiba is due to hit stores this spring.
Pioneer Blu-ray at CES
The Pioneer BDP-HD1, seen here at the 2006 Consumer Electronics Show, is among the sleeker looking new Blu-ray disc players. Scheduled to go on sale in July, this model will retail for about $1,800.
RCA HD DVD at CES
An early version of RCA's HD DVD player, shown at CES.
The Panasonic DMR-E700BD is scheduled to hit the Japanese market July 31. It supports single-side, dual-layer Blu-ray discs with a maximum capacity of 50GB.
Sony Blu-ray at CES
Sony's BDP-S1 Blu-ray Disc Player, displayed at the 2006 Consumer Electronics Show, hits store shelves this summer and will retail for about $1,000.
Toshiba HD DVD-ROM notebook
Toshiba is rolling out the world's first notebook PC equipped with an HD DVD-ROM drive. The Qosmio G30/697HS will be available in Japan next month. Pricing and availability have yet to be announced.
Mitsubishi Blu-ray at CES
A prototype of Mitsubishi's Blu-ray Disc player, which was shown at CES.
The bulky case but simple interface of Royal Philips Electronics' Blu-ray player.