System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object. at DotNetNuke.Framework.DefaultPage.OnLoad(EventArgs e) in e:\websites\\public_html\Default.aspx.cs:line 791 Microsoft wins another HD-DVD battle | TvTechnology

Microsoft wins another HD-DVD battle

September 6, 2004

Microsoft has won the Blue-ray Group's backing for a video compression scheme that can use for new high-definition discs.

Blu-ray and HD-DVD are competing to become the technology for the next generation of DVDs, which can store high-definition movies at many times the data of today’s discs.

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Microsoft is not guaranteed that movie companies will use its technology and others who produce advanced DVDs because content makers can choose any approved standard, but getting approval from a consortium is a major step in that direction.

Both groups, Blu-ray and HD-DVD, have now backed three video compression standards, including VC-1, led by Microsoft, and the MPEG-4 AVS and MPEG-2 standards.

The Blu-ray consortium includes Sony, Samsung and Matsushita, while Toshiba, NEC and Sanyo support HD-DVD.

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