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HP to join HD-DVD if no MandatoryManagedCopy + iHD in BluRay

Postby myckee on Mon Oct 31, 2005 10:45 am

This is an interesting article:
http://www.tgdaily.com/2005/10/28/hp_to ... index.html

Since Intel and Microsoft have pledged allegiance to HD-DVD, Hewlett-Packard has reconsidered, and has threatened that if Mandatory Managed Copy support and iHD interactive layer are not to be part of Blu-ray, it will change its official stance to neutral and begin supporting HD-DVD.
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Postby Ian on Mon Oct 31, 2005 11:24 am

Sigh.. I see where HP is coming from, but they're acting like a bunch of babies. They really should have brought this up when they were working on the format. Implementing all that is just going to delay the release of the format. Then again, maybe that's what Microsoft wants.
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Postby pranav81 on Tue Nov 01, 2005 2:28 am

I think that HP is following Intel & Microsoft.


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Postby dolphinius_rex on Tue Nov 01, 2005 1:40 pm

pranav81 wrote:I think that HP is following Intel & Microsoft.


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Perhaps... but HP is not exactly the powerhouse company they were in years gone by. I think their support or lack there of means almost nothing.
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Postby pranav81 on Wed Nov 02, 2005 1:41 am

dolphinius_rex wrote:
pranav81 wrote:I think that HP is following Intel & Microsoft.


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Perhaps... but HP is not exactly the powerhouse company they were in years gone by. I think their support or lack there of means almost nothing.



I agree with you dolphinius_rex.But still,it is a big company.This decision will definitely put pressure.


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Postby bill on Thu Nov 03, 2005 8:30 pm

HP is still selling boxes.

I wonder if Intel and Microsoft adjust the price of their products to get others to fall in line behind them?
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Postby Ian on Thu Nov 03, 2005 9:58 pm

bill wrote:I wonder if Intel and Microsoft adjust the price of their products to get others to fall in line behind them?


I was thinking the same thing. I wouldn't be surprised if that was the case. Maybe MS has promised to know $5 off the Windows license or something.
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Postby pranav81 on Fri Nov 04, 2005 2:08 pm

Yes Ian.That is also a possibility.Microsoft may have some offerings for HP.


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