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Assignment 2: HD-DVD versus Blu-ray RUNNING HEAD: ASSIGNMENT 2: HD-DVD VERSUS BLU-RAY Assignment 2: HD-DVD versus Blu-ray By: William W. Blixt CIS512: Advanced Computer Architecture Professor: Romy Lu February 22, 2016
Assignment 2: HD-DVD versus Blu-ray Page 2 Assignment 2: HD-DVD versus Blu-ray This study will provide a brief overview of the organizations that have developed and promoted each format. Next, the study will examine the benefits and drawbacks of each format. A determination and rationale will be provided around the superior choice of technically. Finally, an examination of the processing hardware requirements will be compared and contrasted for similarities and differences. Growing up as a late millennial I have witnessed the war over the few years of various technologies; AC vs DC, VHS vs Beta. These battles have taken part across the nation and can get quite debated considering the number of users that are willing to try out the new technology. Most recently, I can remember the HD DVD versus Blu-Ray battle raging. Many of the battle-cries are reminiscent of the VHS and Beta battle in the 80’s. Although both formats use a blue laster rather than a red there are many of the same options for video and audio compression. Blu-Rays do offer more storage than the HD - DVD which could make it the win- ner of the battle. Blu-Ray does rein supreme in the HD market. After much research each of the organizations that have worked with and promoted each format beginning in 2003 through 2008 can be narrowed down to two companies, Sony and Toshiba. The high-stakes war for control for the next generation video format was brutal. Sony

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