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Worlds First hybrid Blu-ray and DVD Disc Combo

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 08:06 PM | Sunday, December 21, 2008 | (url: http://antondrive...)

Great news for those who have both Blu-ray and DVDs in the house; Infinity Storage Media has released the first hybrid Blu-ray and DVD disc in Japan.

The new media has a total storage capacity of 33.5GB and is compatible with existing DVD and Blu-ray players. The biggest advantage of the new media is backward compatibility - you can play it on your DVD or Blu-ray player.

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Inside Source: Toshiba about to give up HDDVD

Submitted by: Gundam @ 03:27 PM | Saturday, February 16, 2008 | (url: http://www.reuter...)

Toshiba Corp is planning to give up on its HD DVD format for high definition DVDs, conceding defeat to the competing Blu-Ray technology backed by Sony Corp, a company source said on Saturday.


Universal ends HD-DVD support.

Submitted by: Darmok & Jalad @ 09:23 AM | Friday, January 11, 2008 | (url: http://www.variet...)

Daily Variety has confirmed that Universal's commitment to backing HD DVD exclusively has ended.

this is the end


Warner Brothers sides with Blu Ray

Submitted by: OSiRiS 341 @ 11:24 PM | Saturday, January 5, 2008 | (url: http://www.gamesi...)

Seeks end to lingering "format confusion"

Warner Brothers has announced that it will be releasing movies exclusively in the Blu-ray format this year, phasing out HD DVD production by May.


HD DVD Title Sales Nearly Equal With Blu-ray Disc

Submitted by: DudeofDeath @ 09:29 AM | Thursday, April 26, 2007 | (url: http://www.dailyt...)

The war for your hard earned HD movie dollars continues, and HD-DVD sales are not as far behind Blu-Ray sales as recent articles may have led you to believe.

According to stats cited by the HD DVD Group, which are based on recent data from Nielsen Videoscan, Universal, Warner and Toshiba, HD DVD titles are now at 998,059 units sold, representing less-than 2,000 units shy of Blu-rays announced figures.


Nintendos response to Wii with DVD playback

Submitted by: Xionic @ 03:14 AM | Monday, March 5, 2007 | (url: http://gonintendo...)

A reader of Go Nintendo named ChickenSandwich emailed Nintendo to try and get some more info on the upcoming Wii with DVD playback and surprisingly got some decent info from the big n.


Shhhh! New Xbox 360 drive is sleeping

Submitted by: DemonKyoto @ 11:18 AM | Tuesday, February 6, 2007 | (url: http://www.destru...)

Apparently, Microsoft has already begun shipping the newly configured Xbox 360s for retail with a quieter DVD drive, called the "BenQ VAD6038 drive." And allegedly, this new drive means that 360 owners now don't have to hear an airplane take off each time they start up a game of Gears of War or whatever else it is people play on their 360. From Xbox-Scene: