Toshiba's President held out an olive branch recently when discussing a possible "unified format" for HD and Blu-ray DVD discs.

In a story from Reuters, Atsutoshi Nishida told a recent shareholders meeting, "We have not given up on a unified format. We would like to seek ways for unifying the standards if opportunities arise."

With Toshiba backing HD-DVD and Sony backing Blu-ray consumers are sadly going to be offered competing (and incompatible) products first.