Blu-ray or HD-DVD?

By Dave

Most of the readers here know about the format war that is coming between Blu-ray and HD-DVD. Sony, the developer of Blu-ray, and Toshiba, the developer of HD-DVD are ready to fight a war similar to the VHS versus Betamax one of the past.

Many people that build their own computers will just take the standard that comes out on top, or the one they feel has the most promise, but those buying a computer from one of the popular PC makers may not get a choice in which drive comes with their computer, atleast early on in the war.

Lenovo itself is taking a wait-and-see approach, keeping its feet in both camps but committing to neither just yet.

Among other industry giants, Dell, the world’s biggest PC maker, has said it is committed to Blu-ray, while Hewlett-Packard, the number two player, has said it will support both standards.

Taiwan’s Acer was showing four notebook models with HD-DVD drives this week in Taiwan at Computex, the world’s second biggest computer show. But a spokeswoman said the company also plans to support Blu-ray when drives become available.

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