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Blu-ray vs HD DVD: State of the Belonging

Well, as far as HD DVD vs.Blu-ray goes, it looks like we've pretty much passed the point of no returnnow; with each passing day it seems less and less likely that a compromise willbe reached on a next-gen format. The ongoing peace talks between the two camps,which have been on-gain, off-gain for months now, seem to have finallydissolved. It's disappointing, but however you feel about the fact that the HDDVD and Blu-ray factions squandered countless chances to make it right and cometogether, it looks like in just a few short months they're going to be dukingit out mano a mano right in our livingrooms. There may not be a lot wecan do to fight back - apart from refusing to adopt either format out of sheerspite of their pigheadedness - but no matter what we might as well at least armourselves with the knowledge necessary to understand the nature of thesituation at hand. HD-DVD is now officially discontinued. However,information on HD-DVD, and its comparison to Blu-ray, is still contained inthis article for historical purposes, as well as the fact that there are stillmany HD-DVD player owners, and HD-DVD players and discs will continue to besold and traded on the secondary market for some time. In fact the differencebetween blu-ray and hd dvd is apparent. The Current StateOf DVD DVD isvery successful, and will definitely be around for some time. However as it isimplemented, DVD is not a high-definition format. DVD players typically outputvideo in either standard NTSC 480i (720x480 pixels in an interlaced scanformat), with progressive scan DVD players capable of outputting DVD video in480p (720x480 pixels displayed in a progressively scanned format). Although DVDhas superior resolution and image quality, when compared to VHS and standardcable television, it is still only half the resolution of HDTV. Blu-ray and HD-DVD Format Information However, there is a catch with regards to highdefinition DVD recording and playback; up until 2008, there has been twocompeting formats that were incompatible with each other. Blu-ray Format Support Blu-ray is supported on the hardware side byApple, Denon, Hitachi,LG, Matsushita (Panasonic), Pioneer, Philips, Samsung (also supports HD-DVD),Sharp, Sony, and Thomson (Note: Thomson also supported HD-DVD). On the software side, Blu-ray issupported by Lions Gate, MGM, Miramax, Twentieth Century Fox, Walt Disney Studios,New Line, and Warner. However, as the result of the discontinuation of HD-DVD,Universal, Paramount,and Dreamworks are now on board with Blu-ray. HD-DVD Format Support HD-DVD has been supported onthe hardware side by NEC, Onkyo, Samsung (also supports Blu-ray) Sanyo, Thomson(Note: Thomson also supported Blu-ray), and Toshiba. On the software side, HD-DVD has beensupported by BCI, Dreamworks, Paramount Pictures, Studio Canal,and Universal Pictures, and Warner (only until May 2008 - at which time it willbe Blu-ray exclusive). Microsoft had also lent its support to HD-DVD, but nolonger, as Toshiba has ended HD-DVD support. Read more blu ray related posts:

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