Intel to support Blu-ray
- Posted September 19th, 2007 at 16:39 EDT by
- 17 Comments
Today, in a keynote during the Intel Developer Forum, the corporation's CEO Paul Otellini announced that their fifth-generation Centrino mobile platform codenamed Montevina will be supporting both HD-DVD and Blu-ray when it ships next year.
Up till now, Intel has exclusively backed HD-DVD, but just like companies as LG Electronics and Warner Brothers have done thus far, it has now choosen the safe and neutral side in the high definition format war. Although some analysts predicted to have a winner between Blu-ray and HD-DVD by the end of this year, it now that the battle will spill over into 2008.
The winter holidays will probably give us some good comparisons between HD-DVD and Blu-ray and which is progressing better. We'll keep you up to date.
- 11:50am EDT - September 19th, 2007
that's is actually GOOD news ! Intel buying havock, comin to BR.. good stuff
would 't be surprised if they decide to at end build some good Grafix Card !
- 11:52am EDT - September 19th, 2007
This is good news - support is support, and it shows recognition of the format from a major player.
- 12:11pm EDT - September 19th, 2007
all aboard. honk! honk! n I ain't talkin bout a hype train....
- 12:28pm EDT - September 19th, 2007
thta another one down on the hd-dvd side, good news.
- 12:37pm EDT - September 19th, 2007
The theory that HD-DVD is winning the format war is seeming bleaker and bleaker...
- 12:38pm EDT - September 19th, 2007
psn id: gingo... this is a sign blu ray is dominating when a company goes from exclusive hd dvd to selling both you know they cant be making much with just one of the formats
- 12:57pm EDT - September 19th, 2007
What is going on? Intel said they backed out of BD because of the DRM issue they were having. They (Intel) said that HD-DVD allowed Mandartory Managed Copying VS BD not allowing that. They(Intel) said it will get in the way of there VIIV technology. Knowing Intel, they are supporting BD in terms of optimizing the chip to decode BDs as well as keeping the support for there VIIV technology with HD-DVD. But again, who knows?
- 12:57pm EDT - September 19th, 2007
Actually, they are making graphics cards, with calculations in the teraflop range. The news is on engadget
- 12:58pm EDT - September 19th, 2007
Another company sees supporting hd-dvd exclusively as pointless....
- 1:30pm EDT - September 19th, 2007
wow, didn't see that coming. good news. Hey Microsoft, toshiba, and universal, go blu, all the cool corporations are doing it.
- 1:58pm EDT - September 19th, 2007
Pretty good news here. Definately a counter to Paramount and Viacom taking money for HD-DVD exclusives.
- 3:34pm EDT - September 19th, 2007
good news intel is on the ship
- 3:57pm EDT - September 19th, 2007
oooh 1up for SONY
- 5:36pm EDT - September 19th, 2007
well it's not an exclusive but it's not an exclusive to HD-DVD either
- 4:37am EDT - September 20th, 2007
And some one had the nerve to tell me blu ray has no support.....LOL!
- 6:36pm EDT - September 20th, 2007
I listened to the IGN PlayB3yond podcast and one said they had worked at Paramount, he said Paramount were always last to recognise new technologies and last to react to the change in the market. One of them said that they heard that Universal are considering coming to Blu-ray? Just rumors.
- 2:41pm EDT - October 5th, 2007
Good. HD-DVD was a failure from the start anyways. People already have DVDs so to label something new so closely to something they already have is dumb. Thats why PS3 should have been named something neater. 360 would have done nowhere near as well if was just called Xbox 2 or if the Wii was Gamecube 2. Thats why people want Blu-Ray, it justs SOUNDS new and exotic.
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