Toshiba's adoption of the Blu-ray format will not mean that it is giving up its upscaling technology, according to the company.
Speaking to TechRadar, Olivier van Wynedaele of Toshiba said that while Blu-ray is a big part of the company's imaging plans, upscaling is to play a crucial role both now and in the future.
"Upscaling is an important technology for us," van Wynedaele explained.
"We have been working for a long time to improve the quality of DVDs and internet content. Both of these need to look good on an HD screen."
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As for the future of the technology, we should expect some big things: "There may be 2k and 4k TVs coming to the market in the near future and the current high-definition format will need to be upscaled. So this is important technology for us."
Res+ Blu-ray players?
As for seeing the technology in Blu-ray players, while it seems an obvious step, van Wynedaele was reticent to confirm, saying: "At the beginning we found it easier to add upscaling into our DVD players, but now it is also in our TVs with Res+. I can't comment yet with the details of whether it will be in our Blu-ray players, however."