Tech Giants Move on Next-gen DVDs
Intel and Microsoft have said they will support Toshiba-led next generation DVD technology, HD DVD, over a rival Sony-led Blu-ray DVD technology. Toshiba, with NEC, Sanyo and others, is pushing HD DVD, while backers of Sony’s Blu-ray discs include Dell and Apple.
For months, the two groups have been battling to win support for their competing disc formats from technology companies and Hollywood studios. Future discs will be able to hold about six times as much data as current DVDs.
The next generation of DVDs will be very important for studios, technology manufacturers, and the games industry. Sony has already said its PlayStation 3 games console will support Blu-ray.