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Wednesday, December 01, 2004  

What's in a name?

"Toshiba Wins HD DVD Support from 4 in Hollywood". This is seen as a remarkable development in the DVD Technology war. The Sony-led Blu-ray group could just have been clearer with their naming strategy. "Blu-ray", it seems more like a result of an Engineer's self-indulgent ways [even as both use blu lasers]! While HD DVD is right on target. We see that it CAN hold High-def movies!

Sony had to come out saying, theirs can too, and a blu-ray disc could hold upto 25GB of data against HD DVD's 20GB.

Whichever group wins, it's going to be fun-time for us consumers.

posted by pradeep | Permalink | (2)


There was a discussion on NPR about the BluRay-HD DVD fight. As the panelist said, it'll only add to the chaos with Columbia and MGM(now Columbia) on one side with a massive video library and the rest on their other side. Of course, there continue to be fence sitters who havent made their choice. For the next few months if not years ,there are going to be competing devices and chaos..DVD+RW and DRV-RW anyone ?

By Blogger The Last Blogger, at 3:02 PM 

Plus group (DVD+RW) and the Dash group (-RW).
Not a better way to show utter disregard that the companies had for an avg consumer. Fighting to name one Dual-layer and the other Double-layer...what was the idea?

In hindsight, the duel between VHS and Betamax (as the history texts say) seems better. Atleast one gave way!

By Blogger pradeep, at 7:33 PM 

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