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0HD-DVD VERSUS BLU-RAYCIS 512PROFESSOR : ALBERT DOMINIC Jieshen Du2018/11/15
1Assignment 2: HD-DVD versus Blu-ray1.IntroductionOver the last few decades, based on demands of the users for storage space is growing rapidly, the format war has played out among various technologies. For years now, the two front runners were HD-DVD and Blu-Ray that are competing for the Industry Standard. The high-definition battle can be traced back to 2000, when companies began experimenting with using new blue lasers in optical disc systems. Both HD-DVD and Blu-Ray formats use blue rather thanthe red lasers but they both have the same options for audio and video compression. The significant difference between the two is that Blu-ray offers more storage than HD-DVD. Eventually, the HD-DVD format has succumbed in the format wars and today Blu-Ray format reigns as the top product format in the HD market.In 2000, Sony and Pioneer revealed DVR Blue at Japan’s Ceatec show. This format would go on to form the basis for the first generation Blu-ray Disc BD-RE. In 2002, Toshiba and NEC propose to the DVD forum the next generation optical disc format that would later become the HD DVD. Sony, JVC, Panasonic, Sharp and even Pioneer showed prototype called Blu-ray recorders while Toshiba showed a prototype call Advanced Optical Disc (AOD) which both werelater revealed at the Japan Ceatec exhibition (Martyn Williams, IDG News Service, 2008). Initial exclusive supporters of the HD-DVD format were Toshiba, HP, NEC, SANYO, Microsoft, RCA, Kenwood, Intel, and Memory-Tech Corporation. The non exclusive supports were Hitachi Maxell, LG, Onkyo, Meridan, Samsung and Alpine. Companies that supported Blu-
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