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September 29, 2005

PC Makers Fire Back on HD DVD, Blu-ray

Posted by David Hunter at 6:23 PM ET.

Ina Fried at CNETDVD dispute burns at PC makers:

After quietly heating up over recent months, the battle over next-generation DVD formats boiled over Thursday, as Dell and Hewlett-Packard assailed Intel and Microsoft, which have lined up in the opposite camp.

Earlier this week, Microsoft and Intel announced they were backing the HD-DVD format, saying its approach will spur easier home networking of movies and make it simpler to distribute hybrid discs containing both high-definition and traditional DVD movies. Dell and HP shot back Thursday saying that the world’s largest software and processor makers were spreading “inaccurate” information. They also reiterated their backing for the rival Blu-ray format.

Quotes from HP personal-storage unit general manager Maureen Weber and Dell founder Michael Dell by following the link.



Filed under Alliances, Blu-ray, Coopetition, Dell, HD DVD, HP, Hardware

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One Response to “PC Makers Fire Back on HD DVD, Blu-ray”

  1. Microsoft News Tracker » HP backs both Blu-ray and HD DVD Says:

    [...] HP had originally been a supporter of the Blu-ray format favored by Sony for High Definition DVD’s over the rival HD DVD format touted by Microsoft. Then they had second thoughts and started waffling. Now they have made it official – they support both: Hewlett-Packard has announced it will support both contenders to be the next generation of DVDs, a change of tack that could raise the chances of an expensive format war. [...]

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