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
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.