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Re: [News] Microsoft Rallies for HD DVD Format

__/ [ Sinister Midget ] on Friday 26 May 2006 20:32 \__

> On 2006-05-26, Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> posted
> something concerning:
>> HD DVD goes interactive, Microsoft rallies support for format
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>| Redmond (WA) - As we draw closer to the official launch of the Blu-ray
>>| format in late June, the HD DVD camp continues to build its case against
>>| Sony & Co. Warner Home Video (WHV) continues to increase the HD DVD
>>| movie portfolio - and just announced the first interactive title -
>>| while Microsoft uses the WinHEC conference to promote the format.
>> `----
>> http://tomshardware.co.uk/2006/05/25/first_interactive_hddvd_released/
> Is this *the* HD DVD format that Erik said was going to be released
> when the Xbox 360 was coming out? The HD DVD that was going to be
> released months/years before BLU-RAY?
> Oops, sorry. I guess this is another case of chasing Erik around while
> he nukes everything we post.

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 and
unfair as they may seem, can never be made susceptible to your intervention
or opinion. Blu-Ray was superior in many ways, but it didn't have the hands
to shake under the table. To some extent, this reminds me of Net neutrality.

Best wishes,


Roy S. Schestowitz, Ph.D. Candidate (Medical Biophysics)
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