Arcsoft Weighs In On Toshiba’s Announcement

I emailed Arcsoft this morning and asked how Tohsiba’s announcement would affect their future product development plans. Michael Downs, VP of Marketing had this to say:

"We are extremely happy with the resolution of competing
standards for high definition optical discs.

Consumers were understandably confused and cautious –
delaying mass adoption of either format.

Supporting both formats in a player was very difficult.
ArcSoft is one of two or three software companies in the world to ship a
software player supporting both formats. Now we can concentrate all our effort
on Blu-ray. This will significantly speed development and updates for our

This is very positive news for the development of high def disc playback on HTPCs. We look forward to future updates.