Sadly, Toshiba has been forced to postpone the release of their new HD-DVD recorder.

In a story from The Hollywood Reporter, the company is putting off the sale of the world's first HD-DVD recorder until July 27 because of "problems in securing some parts for the recorder."

According to company spokesman Keisuke Omori, not having this one part would make Toshiba not have enough recording units available "for a nationwide release."

The story goes on to say that "the new machine combines an HD-DVD burner with a one-terabyte hard disk and can record and store up to 130 hours of high-definition broadcasts."

Evan Jacobs