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Submitted by: XTasy @ 05:03 PM | Thursday, October 22, 2009 | (url: http://www.1up.co...)
More than a year after Sony declared victory in the format war, it appears that Microsoft is officially embracing Blu-ray, to an extent. In an interview with Gizmodo, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer seemingly confirmed that the Xbox 360 will eventually be receiving an external Blu-ray drive.
Submitted by: KnightMare @ 07:47 AM | Friday, May 2, 2008 | (url: http://www.digiti...)
Pegatron Technology, an OEM subsidiary of Asustek Computer, has secured orders from Microsoft to assemble Xbox 360 consoles equipped with a Blu-ray Disc (BD)-ROM drive, with shipments to begin in the third quarter of 2008, according to the Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) newspaper.
Submitted by: DudeofDeath @ 07:56 PM | Wednesday, April 30, 2008 | (url: http://news.yahoo...)
(AP) -- Sales of Blu-ray disc players haven't been helped by maker Toshiba's capitulation over producing the rival HD DVD format, research firm NPD Group said Wednesday.
Submitted by: DudeofDeath @ 10:51 PM | Thursday, April 10, 2008 | (url: http://www.dailyt...)
"Further cementing its reputation for being the most capable and versatile Blu-ray Disc player on the market, an upcoming PlayStation 3 firmware update will introduce DTS-HD Master Audio and DTS-HD High Resolution Audio support to the console". - Daily Tech
Submitted by: DudeofDeath @ 10:07 PM | Friday, March 21, 2008 | (url: http://www.gamesp...)
The U.S. International Trade Commission said it would launch an investigation into some 30 companies including Sony Corp on possible patent infringements related to Blu-ray disc players and other products.
Submitted by: KnightMare @ 12:45 PM | Thursday, March 20, 2008 | (url: http://forum.slys...)
New (Blu-ray): Removes the BD+ protection from Blu-ray discs!
Submitted by: DudeofDeath @ 11:02 AM | Friday, March 14, 2008 | (url: http://www.reuter...)
Reuters reports that Toshiba stands to lose $986 million due to the shut down of its HD-DVD business, according to reports from Japanese media sources. Toshiba cut its losses last month on the HD-DVD movie format thanks to both movie studios and retailers abandoning the format in favor of Blu-Ray. Toshiba has not officially comments on this newest report.
Submitted by: DudeofDeath @ 08:30 AM | Thursday, March 13, 2008 | (url: http://www.reuter...)
Reuters reports that Microsoft isn't in talks with Sony over Blu-Ray, and that Microsoft is investing more time on the digital aspects of distribution instead of the physical. This was indicated by statements from Aaron Greenburg. Greenburg went on to say that the 360 was still supply-constrained going into the month of February.
Submitted by: DudeofDeath @ 10:38 AM | Wednesday, March 12, 2008 | (url: http://www.tgdail...)
Pricewatch - Blu-ray Disc players from Samsung, Sony and Sharp are now the most expensive they have been all year, presumably because HD DVD's exit from the high-def disc arena has removed some of Blu-ray's pricing pressure.
Submitted by: Dark Volcanic @ 06:13 PM | Monday, March 10, 2008 | (url: http://thetechdon...)
The company Mempile has developed a method of writing to and from discs with up to 200 layers, giving it a storage capacity of at least 10x the capacity of Blu-Ray, which stands at 50GB.
Submitted by: DudeofDeath @ 06:06 PM | Saturday, March 8, 2008 | (url: http://www.truste...)
British site Trustedreviews.com claims a "rock solid" source says a larger hard drive-equipped console is just weeks away, also spreading rumor that Microsoft may be seeking to add a Blu-Ray drive as well.
Submitted by: ExarKun @ 03:48 PM | Tuesday, February 19, 2008 | (url: http://www.highde...)
Universal publicly announced their switch to the Bluray format.
Submitted by: ExarKun @ 02:36 AM | Tuesday, February 19, 2008 | (url: http://www.highde...)
Toshiba announced that it has officially dropped its HD-DVD format ending the format war.
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.
Submitted by: ExarKun @ 03:23 PM | Friday, February 15, 2008 | (url: http://www.highde...)
The nation's top retailer will phase out its HD DVD support by early summer.