__/ [ asj ] on Saturday 27 May 2006 01:57 \__
> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> I was personally very upset to see that duel between Blu-Ray and giants
>> like Windows and Intel compelling a change. Some things, as unfortunate
> Blu-ray will probably win.
> It has the exclusive support of 5 studios while HDDVD has only 1 studio
> on its side exclusively.
> The number of manufacturers on the Blu-ray side also is advantageous to
> Blu-ray. It has Sony, Panasonic, Samsung, Philip, etc...while HDDVD has
> Toshiba as its biggest backer.
> Plus, TDK already has plans for 100 GB (!) Blu-ray disc, while HDVD
> cannot match such storage capacity. TDK has also made a 200 GB(!)
> Blu-ray disc.
> This "war" is between Linux/Java on the Blu-ray side, and Microsoft on
> the other (although Microsoft has said support for Blu-ray will be
> provided for Vista, so it's already hedging its bets).
Thanks for the information, asj. You're always ahead of me. I suppose that
Microsoft's strides along HD DVD will render it victim of The Seinfeld
I hope you can see what I mean.
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