September 27, 2005

Microsoft and Intel to Back Toshiba’s NextGen DVD Format [4:39 pm]

After all, if one standard is good, then two standards must be better? (Of course, when there’s two, I guess neither is really a standard…) DVD Fight Intensifies: Microsoft and Intel to Back Toshiba Format

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.

Slashdot: Microsoft, Intel back HD DVD over Blu-ray

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