Intel and Microsoft came off of the fence yesterday by announcing that they were going to be backing the HD DVD format instead of sony’s Blu-Ray.
For some reason, I was under the impression that Microsoft had already endorsed the HD DVD format as it is reportedly the format that the Xbox 360 uses.
A spokesman stated that they hope that their jumping on the HD DVD bandwagon will “tip” the scale in HD DVD’s direction.
Besides Sony, Dell and HP, Blu-ray allies include Apple Computer, Electronic Arts, Panasonic, Philips, Samsung, Sharp, Sun Microsystems, Twentieth Century Fox, Vivendi Universal and Walt Disney.
HD DVD backers include HBO, NEC, New Line Cinema Paramount Home Entertainment, Sanyo, Toshiba, Universal Studios Home Entertainment and Warner Home Video.
Read more here.
[tags]Microsoft, Intel, Sony, HD DVD, Blu-Ray[/tags]