HD-DVD Gets Nod from Microsoft...again

Subject: General Tech | December 28, 2005 - 02:46 PM |
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With all the hoop-lah involved in the new DVD format wars, Microsoft is stepping up to the plate once again in favor of the royalty-free HD-DVD. 

MADISON, Wis. — After months of intense wrangling between the competing Blu-ray and HD-DVD groups, the battle lines in the war over a next-generation high-definition DVD format have moved to the doorstep of Microsoft Corp.



Several industry sources last week told EE Times that Microsoft is muscling into the optical-disk fray by leveraging its operating-system clout to bundle HD-DVD within Vista, the company's next-generation OS. There is also talk that the software giant may be planning to offer cash incentives — in the form "coupons" — to system vendors or retailers if they agree to support HD-DVD. Such coupons would provide "credits" or "memos" for each PC that is sold with HD-DVD inside.



Many consumer electronics companies in the Blu-ray camp are scrambling to figure out, respond to and possibly preempt the next move by the world's largest — and richest — computer software maker.

Source: General
March 12, 2012 | 04:32 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

great job, keep it up man

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