Toshiba Delays HD DVD Recorder

Toshiba announced a minor setback in the launch of the first ever HD DVD recorder Thursday. Due to production delays, the RD-A1 will not go on sale Friday as planned, instead hitting retail outlets by July 27. Sony's Blu-ray has reportedly been having production problems as well related to its blue laser.

Toshiba's RD-A1 will include an HD DVD burner and 1 terabyte of disk space for storing high-definition broadcasts. Priced at around $3,470, the device will first go on sale in Japan, and Toshiba has given no timeframe for a United States launch. The company's first HD DVD player debuted in Japan in March before coming to the U.S. in April.

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