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Friday March 11, 2005 2:08 pm

Apple Sides With Blu-Ray

Posted by Hector Martinez Categories: Home Entertainment

TextLooks like Blu-Ray has another supporter in the HD format wars, and it’s a biggie.  Yesterday Apple announced that it will be the latest member in the Blu-Ray Disc Association, following a bimonthly meeting in South Korea hosted by electronics maker Samsung.  Proponents of Blu Ray say that the format holds more data, while companies favoring the HD-DVD format say that they are cheaper to manufacture.  The upcoming players for each format are both backward-compatible with existing DVD’s.  Since Sony and Apple are now behind Blu-Ray, some of you might think that the war is just about over now.  Well, take a look at the upcoming HD-DVD releases and you might think twice.

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I’ll stick with DVD-HD.  Anything developed by Sony is going to be overpriced and they will somehow get you to buy some component only Sony makes.  At least they started letting Sandisk make memory sticks…

I’ll wait to read the upcoming article on HD DVD’s before I jump to any conclusions.

Another sony monopoly? I dont think so.  I fell for MD like a sucker, but I learned once.  Sony will not sucker me again.  HD-DVD all the way!!! I’m glad apple went for this, cus its their fall (and they have fallen on their face lots of times) if Sony cant get decently priced media out there.

good points teedjay.  its hard to say until they are both released.  on paper a lot of things look great.  my only issue it the battle the will ensue.  i don’t like format battles b/c it makes me decided which one to go with.  i hate that.  you always lose out on something that way…

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