Toshiba Corp. has announced a partnership with Planetweb Inc. to develop DVD players with the ability to not only read DVDs, CDs, and CD-Rs, but PhotoCDs as well.
The upcoming Toshiba SD-3800 and SD-4800 model players will include software created by Planetweb allowing consumers to pop their favorite PhotoCDs from Kodak, Fuji or Canon. The software will display the photos directly on the television with enhanced picture quality.
Somebody at Toshiba has earned their pay for the week. This innovative and convenient feature will likely become standard on all Toshiba players in the near future. No release date or prices have been set for the 3800 or 4800, but look for them to start showing up in stores by the end of the year.