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2008-02-20 Xbox unfazed by rumored HD DVD surrender
Responding to media reports on the possible pullout of the HD DVD format, Microsoft's Xbox division released an official statement on the impact on the game console.
2005-10-25 Warner to back Blu-ray and HD-DVD format
Warner Bros. Entertainment, up to now a key HD-DVD backer among Hollywood studios, announced it would release films on the Blu-ray format as well.
2008-01-08 Warner favors Blu-ray format for next HD titles
Warner Bros. Entertainment will release its high-definition DVD titles exclusively in the Blu-ray disc format later this year.
2006-12-18 Universal players avert DVD format duel
Machines capable of playing both Blu-ray Disc (BD) and HD DVD discs will emerge next year to short-circuit the format war in next-generation DVD.
2005-06-09 Toshiba, partners develop recordable HD DVD
Toshiba Corp. and three partners announced development of HD DVD-R, the first recordable HD DVD format, as the industry continues its quest to settle on the next-generation recordable disk standard
2002-09-04 Toshiba, NEC propose next-gen DVD format
Toshiba Corp. and NEC Corp. have proposed a next-generation blue-laser DVD format covering both read-only discs that are used to distribute high-definition movies, and R/W discs.
2004-10-25 Toshiba, NEC plan HD DVD notebooks in 2005
Toshiba Corp. and NEC Corp. said they are backing the HD DVD format over the rival Blu-ray Disc scheme, announcing plans here on Wednesday (Oct. 20) to launch new notebook computers in 2005 with HD DVD drives.
2004-12-15 Toshiba, Memory-Tech propose dual-layer DVD/HD DVD disk
Seeking to ease the transition from the DVD to HD DVD format, Memory-Tech Corp. and Toshiba Corp., the main promoters of HD DVD, have jointly developed a dual-layer ROM (read-only) disk capable of storing both DVD and HD DVD content in the same disk.
2006-04-04 Toshiba unveils HD DVD player as market battle begins
Toshiba unveiled its first HD DVD player in Japan on March 31 as the next-generation video format battle moves to the marketplace.
2007-06-07 Toshiba taps HD DVD, flash memory in laptop strategy
Toshiba's plan next year is to integrate HD DVD drives in all its laptops and to push further flash notebooks into the consumer mindset
2007-07-09 Toshiba takes legal action vs. German DVD maker
Toshiba has sued a German DVD maker for allegedly using its DVD technology patents without permission
2005-01-11 Toshiba drive fuels DVD format wars
Toshiba Corp. announced it will sell a standalone HD-DVD drive for $1,000 in the fourth quarter of the year
2005-12-15 Toshiba delays HD DVD intro in Japan
Toshiba Corp. disclosed early this week (Dec. 13) that the introduction of HD DVD players in Japan will be delayed
2005-06-13 Taiwan unveils plug-in ready ac LED, blue laser DVD PUH
The Industrial Technology Research Institute's Optoelectronics & Systems Laboratories (OESL) in Taiwan has developed an LED that can operate under 110V AC.
2007-06-15 Slow uptake prompts Toshiba to cut HD DVD sales target
Due to slower-than-expected sales in the United States, Toshiba Corp. has lowered the sales target for its high-definition players by 44 percent.
2005-04-19 Sides close to deal on HD disk format
Opposing camps in the high-definition disk format battle are close to a compromise on key components of their competing standards based on blue laser technology
2005-04-19 Sanyo, Sharp join DVD6C for licensing DVD patents
The DVD6C Licensing Group (DVD6C) announced that Sanyo Electric Co. Ltd and Sharp Corp. have joined its worldwide joint licensing program.
2006-11-24 Samsung joins DVD licensing group
The DVD6C Licensing Group announced that Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd joined its worldwide joint licensing program which provides manufacturers of DVD products the ability to license essential DVD patents owned by the group's members
2002-09-24 Philips selects Intersil to co-develop its latest DVD recording design
Royal Philips Electronics and Intersil Corp. have collaborated to develop a reference design for DVD+RW/+R drives
2002-11-29 OES, AOSRA develops blue laser HD-DVD format
Opto-Electronics & System Laboratories and Advanced Optical Storage Research Alliance have developed next-generation blue laser HD-DVD format.
2006-06-27 Next-gen DVD format war ends in stalemate, says iSuppli analyst
Chris Crotty, senior analyst of the consumer electronics segment at market research firm iSuppli, said that the DVD format war will result in stalemate, at least in the short term.
2004-03-05 Microsoft's Windows may become mandatory for HD-DVD
The DVD Forum, the industry group promoting the video format and developing future improvements, said its steering committee has provisionally approved Microsoft's Windows Media 9 as one of the mandatory elements of a high-definition (HD)-DVD spec.
2005-05-24 Matsushita chief says next-gen DVD talks are dead
An effort to revive deadlocked talks aimed at unifying competing DVD standards has failed, according to the president of Matsushita Electric
2005-05-03 Matsushita chief backs effort to unify next-generation DVD spec
Matsushita President Kunio Nakamura endorsed the effort to unify the next-generation DVD standard, saying concessions from both sides on technology are possible
2005-09-28 Intel, Microsoft back HD DVD format
The Toshiba-backed HD DVD technology got a huge boost when Intel and Microsoft announced they are backing the next-generation DVD technology over Sony's Blu-ray disk technology
2006-05-29 HW/SW vendors declare support for HD DVD
At the recent Microsoft WinHEC 2006, Microsoft announced various PC manufacturers, IHVs and ISVs that are committed to supporting HD DVD in their respective products
2005-12-20 HP gets cold feet, endorses HD-DVD
Embroiled in industry politics over next-generation high-definition optical disk formats, Hewlett Packard Co. last week (Dec. 16) reversed course by officially joining the competing HD-DVD group while maintaining its ties with the Blu-ray Disc camp
2005-10-20 H-P makes appeal to bridge Blu-ray, HD-DVD formats
In the latest attempt to unify the divergent Blu-ray Disc and HD-DVD optical disk formats, Hewlett-Packard Corp. has formally appealed to the Blu-ray Disc Association to incorporate two key technologies in the format.
2006-02-01 Fate of high-def DVD may lie with Microsoft
After months of intense wrangling between the competing Blu-ray and HD-DVD groups, the battle lines in the war over a next-generation high-definition DVD format have moved to the doorstep of Microsoft Corp.
2008-01-17 Ecosystem control is key in high-def DVD war
Warner Bros.' switch from the HD DVD camp to Blu-ray Disc underscores that the high-def DVD format battle lies not only on the technology but taking control of the ecosystem.
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