Intel may support Blu-ray discs too

Posted on Wednesday, Oct 05 2005 @ 12:27 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Intel last week embraced the HD DVD next-generation DVD format but now they claim they will also support the Blu-ray disc format should its backers commit to allowing the copying of content from discs onto home multimedia servers.
Intel’s decision to join the HD-DVD Promotion Group and come out in favor of the format, which it did together with Microsoft Corp., was a departure from the company’s usual stance of technology neutrality.

The decision was born out of a belief that the interests of consumers are being ignored as the world’s largest consumer electronics, computer and content companies prepared to bring two competing and incompatible high-definition optical disc formats to market, said Donald McDonald, vice president and general manager of Intel’s digital home group. He was speaking at a news conference at the Ceatec exhibition in Chiba, Japan, on Tuesday.
More details over at MacWorld.


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