Electronics firms want to end HD-DVD / Blu-Ray DVD format war

Posted on Friday, April 22 2005 @ 20:07 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Toshiba and Sony got support from other electronics companies to develop a common next-gen DVD format. Both Panasonic and Philips said they are studying ways to end the three-year 'DVD format war' between Blu-Ray and HD DVD.
Sony and Toshiba said on Thursday they would work toward a common format in order to avoid a drawn-out fight that would confuse consumers and hinder the industry's development, just like the spat between the VHS and Betamax video tape formats two decades ago.
More info at Reuters

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