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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.
2008-01-15 Turnkey ref design supports both Blu-ray, HD DVD
Broadcom's BCM97440 reference design incorporates complete software stacks that meet Blu-ray, HD DVD and universal player requirements, enabling manufacturers to introduce mass-market HD solutions to market quickly and at the right price points.
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
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.
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.
2005-09-15 Sonic develops toolset to create HD-DVD content
Sonic Solutions has developed a toolset to support the advanced interactive capabilities of the HD-DVD 1.0 format.
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.
2005-08-15 Sanyo develops breakthrough LSI for HD DVD
Sanyo Electric Co. Ltd has developed what it claims to be the next-generation consumer disk system, a signal processing LSI for HD DVDs.
2007-04-17 Samsung to embrace both HD DVD, Blu-ray in upcoming player
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd will introduce a dual-format high-definition optical disc player in time for the holidaysthe BD-UP5000 Duo HD player.
2008-03-17 Report: HD DVD loss to cost Toshiba nearly $1B
Toshiba is reportedly expecting nearly $1 billion in losses this year due to the shutdown of its HD DVD business.
2008-02-19 Report: HD DVD concedes to Blu-ray, ends hi-def battle
Suffering continued losses in its high-definition DVD battle with Blu-ray, Toshiba might reportedly withdraw its HD DVD video format, according to an Associated Press report.
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.
2006-04-27 Microsoft, Universal Pictures collaborate on VC-1 HD DVD discs
Microsoft and Universal Pictures announced their collaboration on the release of next-generation HD DVD discs using VC-1.
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.
2008-02-27 Microsoft pulls out HD DVD from Xbox
Microsoft announced Feb. 25 it will now stop manufacturing HD DVD drives for its Xbox 360 video game consoles, according to an Agence France-Presse report.
2006-04-18 Laser diode driver IC supports HD-DVD/Blu-ray, DVD
Atmel has announced the availability of its new ATR0885 laser diode driver IC designed for combined HD-DVD/Blu-ray, DVD, CD players and PC CD-ROM drives.
2006-06-27 iSuppli: Toshiba taking losses on each HD DVD player sold
A teardown analysis made by iSuppli indicated that Toshiba is taking a substantial loss on sales of its new HD DVD player.
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.
2005-09-05 HD-DVD debut may be delayed
Toshiba Corp.'s plan to introduce HD-DVD players ahead of Blu-ray Disc (BD) players in the U.S. may be delayed, the company said.
2007-06-06 HD DVD-RW drive for laptops slims down
Toshiba is set to showcase its half-inch thick SD-L912A rewriteable HD DVD drive for laptops at this week's Computex 2007 in Taiwan.
2007-09-10 HD DVD vs. Blu-ray: A high-definition confusion
The HD DVD vs. Blu-ray format battle waged among Hollywood studios and CE giants seeking to control the high-definition DVD market boils down to three words: 'Confusion, confusion, confusion!'
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.
2006-10-19 Green-mode power adapter suits HD DVD players
Adapter Technology has launched the STD series of green mode, environment-friendly power adapters that are suitable for external HD DVD players.
2007-09-03 Front monitor diode suits HD DVD, Blu-ray drives
Atmel has unveiled the ATR1841 and ATR1842 front monitor diode ICs targeted at optical pick-up units of slim and ultraslim HD DVD and Blu-ray drives.
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