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  • HD DVD strikes back through Toshiba

    HD DVD strikes back through Toshiba

    Toshiba is expanding its HD DVD product range and studios are releasing more HD DVD titles in the latest salvo in the high definition format battle. 3

  • Blockbuster picks Blu-ray for movie rentals

    Blockbuster Inc. announced in the US on Monday that it would rent only Blu-ray discs, and not HD DVDs, in its 1,700 company-owned stores.

  • Sony sued over Blu-ray

    California-based Target Technology alleges patent infringements in PS3 maker's latest optical disc technology.

  • Format wars - plan C?

    Format wars - plan C?

    The next generation high definition disc format is still being battled out in homes across the world, but are we yelling in the wrong argument? Could digital delivery steal the spotlight?

  • Blu-ray more scratch-resistant than DVD

    Blu-ray more scratch-resistant than DVD

    Blu-ray discs are more resistant to damage caused by scratches and fingerprints than DVDs due to a TDK hard coat applied to the surface of the disc, according to proponents of the storage format. 5

  • Who decides if Blu-ray or HD DVD will triumph?

    Who decides if Blu-ray or HD DVD will triumph?

    At the official launch of Blu-ray, proponents of the optical disc format tell us how much of a role consumers, movie studios, manufacturers and the porn industry play in the war between HD DVD and Blu-ray. 4

  • High-def buyers face upgrade headaches

    High-def buyers face upgrade headaches

    Australians may be snapping up high definition (HD) capable equipment, but movie studios and technology vendors face a potential public relations disaster if they can't help consumers avoid compatibility problems that could potentially force consumers to repurchase equipment down the road. 6

  • CES 2007: LG debuts a combination Blu-ray and HD DVD player

    CES 2007: LG debuts a combination Blu-ray and HD DVD player

    At a press conference at CES 2007, LG introduced the first player capable of playing both Blu-ray and HD DVD discs.

  • CES 2007: A shotgun marriage for Blu-ray and HD DVD?

    CES 2007: A shotgun marriage for Blu-ray and HD DVD?

    The key number in the battle between the Blu-ray and HD DVD camps is 250,000.

  • Samsung's Blu-ray and LCD TV plans disclosed

    David Steel, marketing vice president of Samsung's Digital Media Business, addresses Blu-ray, future products, and whether the company is ditching plasmas in favour of LCDs.

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