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 Nov 30, 2004 - 02:00 PM - by Michael
* DVD Format Wars Ending?

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In the hardware arena, movie studios have begun to adopt HD-DVD, and not Sony's Blu-Ray, for the next-generation DVD technology.
(Also listed on the NYT, registration required).

Sony also lost the most recent format war, when its DVD technology was snubbed by other Japanese equipment manufacturers.

This allowed Toshiba technology to become the current industry standard.

"We think this carries a great impact," said Yoshihide Fujii, a corporate senior vice president at Toshiba.

"There is strong desire in Hollywood for a single format."
It's not Hollywood that gets to decide that - consumers like single formats too. Just look at the troubles DVD -R, +R, -RW, and +RW get into.

 

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