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Monday, October 03, 2005

More Format Wars

Paramount goes both Blu-Ray and HD-DVD, and cites the PS3 as a reason. Not much of a surprise there. Since most of the BD backers are the makers of the hardware, Toshiba should be really hoping Microsoft makes a last minute change and opts for HD with the 360. Course, it seems the 360 is already in the manufacturing stage ... so that seems unlikely. Toshiba might be able to launch a serious HD-DVD player before the Spring and hope that hybrid discs offer people the feeling of a smooth upgrade path, but they better hope the price point is around the (very subsidized) PlayStation 3 if they want to get their footing in this fight.

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