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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.
2007-02-20 ESS sells HD-DVD, Blu-ray tech to SiS
Digital video processor vendor ESS Technology Inc. has sold its HD-DVD and Blu-ray DVD technologies and related assets to Silicon Integrated Systems Corp. for $13.5 million.
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.
2006-10-16 DVD-Rs outdo players in Japan market
Unlike the U.S. market, where DVD players have driven most of today's DVD hardware sales, the Japanese market has focused more on the sales of DVD recorders
2006-10-09 DVD Forum defines HD DVD-ROM spec for China
The DVD Forum has released a preliminary format for a HD DVD-ROM specification, version 9.9, that targets the Chinese market DVD Forum Japan Conference 2006 last Oct. 5.
2003-11-28 DVD Forum approves portion of new format
An HD DVD format proposed by Toshiba Corp. and NEC Corp. as the next-generation DVD format was finally approved by the DVD Forum's steering committee during recent meetings in New York.
2005-10-06 DVD format battle shifts to Japan's CEATEC show
Opposing camps in the HD DVD-Blu-ray Disc format battle dug in this Tokyo suburb this week at Japan's largest electronics show, CEATEC, to promote their version of the future of high-definition video.
2006-11-15 DSPs enable Dolby Digital in HD-DVD, Blu-ray
TI said its Aureus DSPs are the first to support Dolby Digital Compatible Output technology, which enables next-generation optical disc (HD-DVD and Blu-ray) players to deliver a 640Kbps Dolby Digital-encoded, surround-sound signal.
2007-02-16 DSP duo supports multiple HD audio
Promising performance, cost and board space advantages, Freescale Semiconductor Inc. launched a pair of dual-core 90nm DSPs that support multiple high-definition (HD) audio standards
2007-01-01 Chip foils Blu-ray-DVD war
The battle between competing next-gen DVD standards may soon be over as electronics companies promise to unroll universal players within the year
2007-08-30 Chip delivers Full HD resolution for flat-panel TVs
Micronas has released the VCT-Premium single-chip flat-panel TV processor that provides the complete electronics platform for a Full HD 1,080p resolution
2005-10-10 China reiterates plan to develop its own DVD format
China has again unveiled plans to develop its own next-generation DVD format
2007-09-11 China fields homespun format in next-gen DVD war
Recognizing the promise of the next-generation DVD market, and steering clear of the bipolar format war, China has unveiled its own homespun high-definition DVD format
2005-01-13 Broadcom unveils DVD player/recorder reference design
Broadcom announced a high definition DVD player/recorder reference design targeted at the HD consumer DVD equipment market.
2006-11-13 Broadcom chip supports Blu-ray Disc, HD-DVD
Broadcom introduced last week what it touts as the first single-chip solution to support both Blu-ray Disc and HD-DVD standards.
2007-04-02 Blue-violet laser diodes roll for next-gen DVD
A team of UCSB researchers led by Shuji Nakamura has created a low-threshold-current, non-polar blue-violet laser diode that it says could replace the c-plane violet laser diodes used by Blu-ray and HD DVD.
2007-03-29 Blue-violet laser diodes eye combo DVD players
Sharp's high-power blue-violet laser diode GH04P21A2G achieves 210mW power output and will enable high-speed 6X recording on next-generation dual-layer Blu-ray Discs and HD DVDs
2007-03-09 Blu-ray disk sales outpace HD DVD
Sales of movies in the Blu-ray high-definition format have accounted for more than 60 percent of the market since the first week of January, far outpacing sales in the competing HD DVD format.
2005-11-14 Blu-ray Disc/HD-DVD battle highlights digital home fault lines
Blu-ray Disc now has enough momentum to ensure it becomes Hollywood's preferred standard for high definition content, according to Strategy Analytics.
2007-04-24 Audio processor supports next-gen DVD formats
Cirrus Logic introduced a single-chip audio processor, the CS49700, designed to meet the demanding processing tasks associated with emerging standards, including next-generation HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc DVD high-definition DVD formats.
2008-02-21 Analysis: What's ahead for HD video after format war
Toshiba's decision to discontinue its HD DVD business may help move the high-definition video forward, but there is still plenty of work ahead.
2007-07-10 AMD GPUs deliver immersive HD video to PCs
AMD's ATI Radeon HD 2600 and ATI Radeon HD 2400 GPUs support Windows Vista with DirectX 10 graphics and built-in multimedia functions for an immersive HD video experience on the PC
2006-08-30 ADI chips power Toshiba HD DVD
Analog Devices announced that Toshiba has chosen several of ADI's signal processing solutions to power the video and audio signal chains in the industry's first hard disk recorder with high-definition DVD
2007-01-15 65nm HD decoder supports HD-DVD, Blu-ray
Produced in 65nm process technology, ST's new HD decoder chip supports both HD-DVD and Blu-ray formats, in addition to high-definition satellite and cable TV standards.
2008-02-20 Progressive Re-Processing' is HD video processor's claim
Anchor Bay is sampling its ABT2010 advanced video-processing IC, which is designed for format conversion applications in HDTVs, DVD, HD DVD and Blu-ray player/recorders, A/V receivers, video conferencing systems and digital signage.
2002-04-02 Parallel' migration to blue-laser DVD urged
A proposal put together by a Hollywood studio suggests that blue-laser-based high-definition DVD recorders will initially become available as VCR replacements only in the Japanese market
2007-11-13 A difficult fight,' Sony CEO says of DVD battle
Sony CEO Howard Stringer admits that the high-definition DVD battle is a "difficult fight," with the company-backed Blu-ray in a stalemate with its rival HD DVD.
2004-07-29 Zoran processor brings HDMI to DVD systems
Zoran introduced its HDXtreme DVD upscaler with High Definition Multimedia Interface as a companion to its seventh generation Vaddis DVD solution
2009-05-06 Wireless chipset delivers 1080p HD content
AMIMON Inc. has announced the immediate availability of the second generation transmitter and receiver chips (AMN 2120/2220) designed for the Wireless Home Digital Interface (WHDI) standard.
2009-09-23 Video filter supports 1,080p HD
Fairchild Semiconductor has launched a video filter that offers selectability from SD to 1,080p HD
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