Warner Brothers, which previously supported only the HD DVD format
promoted by Toshiba Corp.
Trace Optical also introduced Optilock, an off-line, dual-lane bonder for any DVD format
But confusing matters, and possibly consumers, are two new high definition DVD formats
-- Blu-ray Disc and HD-DVD, which went to market in recent months.
Universal Music joined the Sony-led group for the Blu-ray format, challenging the rival Toshiba bloc, which developed the HD DVD format
The overwhelming popularity of pre-recorded DVDs and the relentless publicity that computer and consumer electronics manufacturers are generating about the new recordable DVD formats
virtually insures that IT professionals, computer users, and consumers will confront those three letters in 2002 and be left to wonder what DVD has to offer them in their professional and personal lives.
is an organization established to promote the HD DVD format
and educate consumers in North America.
During the second day of the two-day conference at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel, industry movers and shakers from rival studios, who had faced off in previous years over two new DVD formats
-- Blu-ray Disc and HD-DVD -- downplayed that long-brewing rivalry now that HD-DVD went to market in March and Blu-ray will debut later this month.
studios, such as Universal Pictures, also support the HD DVD format
but will hold back the release of content this year as HD DVD players will not be put on the market in time for the year-end gift-buying season.
establish the 'single, best' DVD format
for each of the DVD applications and encourage DVD acceptance across entertainment, consumer electronics and IT industries.
Universal saw an opportunity with the HD DVD format
to push the envelope of what can be done with interactivity," said Ken Graffeo, executive vice president, marketing, Universal Studios Home Entertainment.
Since the launch of the DVD format
eight years ago, more than 140 million players have been sold to consumers including set-top and portable players, DVD recorders, home-theater-in-a-box systems, and DVD/VCR combinations.
as the next-generation DVD format
, the Sony-Matsushita camp said Tuesday.
film studios for its next-generation DVD format
called HD DVD.
Shades of VHS versus Betamax: The war over the next-generation DVD format
was launched Monday.
Create HD DVD format
movie discs complete with menus, as well as motion menus;