Intel, Microsoft Back HD DVD

Microsoft and Intel are throwing their full weight behind one side in the long-running battle over the format for the next generation of high-definition DVD’s.

“Today, the two companies will announce that they are backing the HD-DVD format developed by Toshiba over the Blu-ray standard championed by Sony, Matsushita Electric, Samsung and others. Microsoft announced in June that it would work with Toshiba to develop high-definition DVD players. Now, Microsoft and Intel say they will develop software and chips that will allow personal computers to play the next-generation DVD’s from Toshiba.”

Ken Belson. DVD Fight Intensifies: Microsoft and Intel to Back Toshiba Format. The New York Times. Sept. 27, 2005.


Ina Fried. DVD Dispute Burns at PC Makers. Sept. 29, 2005.

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Written by sesomedia

09/29/2005 at 08:48

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