Dell, HP dispute info from Microsoft, Intel regarding Blu-ray format
Saturday, October 1, 2005 at 05:00 JST
PALO ALTO, Calif — Blu-ray Disc Association members Dell and Hewlett Packard on Thursday disputed information cited by Microsoft and Intel earlier this week regarding the Blu-ray disc format for the next generation of DVDs.
"From a PC end-user perspective, Blu-ray is a superior format in every respect. It offers 67-150% more storage capacity, higher transfer rates, slim-line notebook compatibility, broadband connectivity and a proven interactive layer with BD-Java," said Maureen Weber, general manager of Hewlett Packard's Personal Storage Business. "The technical merits and consumer benefits of Blu-ray disc make it the ideal solution for HP's customers."
Virtually every computer company that has expressed a preference for a high definition disc format has chosen Blu-ray disc as the superior format for computer platforms and applications. Among the top-tier computer brands supporting Blu-ray are Apple, Dell, Hewlett Packard, Panasonic, Sony and LG.
"Every computer manufacturer in the BDA carefully reviewed both formats and ultimately chose Blu-ray as the superior solution for the meeting customer demands and providing the best possible end-use experience," said Weber. "It is surprising that Tuesday's announcement is not aligned with that of the vast majority of the computer industry and is contrary to our consumer research."
On Tuesday, after taking a neutral stance for months in the battle between the competing HD DVD and Blu-ray disc formats, the companies said they had joined the HD DVD Promotion Group that includes Toshiba Corp, Universal Studios and others.
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