Microsoft, Intel to support HD-DVD

October 5, 2005

Microsoft and Intel have announced their support for HD-DVD over Blu-ray, the competing optical high-definition recording and playback format.

The companies will develop the hardware and software needed to add HD-DVD support to personal computers.

The development potentially bolsters Toshiba’s place in the high-definition recorder/player market, which recently seemed to slip with the announcement that HD-DVD hardware availability had been postponed until early 2006.

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