SEATTLE (Reuters) - Japan's
Sony Corp (SNE.N). (6758.T) and Toshiba Corp. (6502.T) are close to finalizing a plan to develop a common standard for next-generation DVDs to resolve a three-year-long battle over formats that threatened the industry's growth, a Japanese newspaper reported on Monday.
A detailed plan could be unveiled ahead of a key meeting of manufacturers involved in the manufacture of next-generation DVDs scheduled for May 16, the Nihon Keizai Shimbun said.
Sony, along with Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd. (6752.T), maker of Panasonic brand products, had been pushing for the standard it calls Blu-ray, while Toshiba, with NEC Corp. (6701.T) and Sanyo Electric Co. Ltd. (6764.T), has been promoting a technology called HD DVD.
Both sides have indicated that a new, unified format will use Sony's technology for recording information onto an optical disk while Toshiba will supply software that will handle efficient data transfer and copyright protection.
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05-10-2005, 03:30 #1
BlueRay vinner! Kanskje vi får det beste formatet likvel!
05-10-2005, 07:55 #2
Får håpe dette stemmer. Regner med at det blir overført en del penger til NEC og Toshiba for å gi opp prosjektet sitt.
05-10-2005, 08:19 #3Opprinnelig postet av Peakman
Toshiba har fått endel av Royalty-inntektene fra DVD. Siden de ikke var med i Blu-Ray samarbeidet ville de ikke fått noen royalties fra neste generasjon om Blu-Ray vant. Derfor har de kjørt såpass hardt på HD-DVD og det ser ut som om det betaler seg.
05-10-2005, 13:52 #4
Veldig gode nyheter, PJ, vi får håpe de stemmer
05-11-2005, 09:14 #5
Stemmer desverre ikke at partene har kommet til enighet.
Men det bekreftes i hvert fall at forhandlinger foregår.
TOKYO - A press report was released today regarding the potential unification of the next generation HD formats. The following is Toshiba’s comment on the report:
Toshiba believes a single format for next generation DVD is most beneficial for consumers, and we are actively participating in talks towards format unification. At this point however, nothing has been decided and absolutely no decision has been made for unification on any basis. The indication that a unification agreement on the basis of a 0.1mm disc system is imminent is unfounded and erroneous. Given this, Toshiba does not intend to make any proposal on unification to the members of the HD DVD Promotion Group.
We recognize that the key factors for a unified format are large capacity, reasonable cost and backward compatibility with DVD that maximizes consumer benefit.
Toshiba will present a new higher capacity HD DVD-ROM disc at Media-Tech Expo 2005 in Las Vegas, USA, the optical disc manufacturing industry’s leading annual trade show.
Toshiba will continue to be engaged in the dialogue on format unification.