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HP Pressures Blu-Ray To Adopt Managed Copy And iHD

Postby Ian on Thu Oct 20, 2005 10:15 am

So, does anyone think that Blu-ray will adopt them?

http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/newsroom/press ... 1019b.html

If Blu-ray is already the winner (at least according to some dude at Forrester Research :roll: ), why would they bother?
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Postby oslik3 on Thu Oct 20, 2005 10:50 am

I wonder if Blue Ray Assoc. would have to pay Microsoft for using their iHD technology... Or is it royalty-free ? No wonder MS supported HDDVD - which is using iHD.

I think the odds are against Blue Ray adopting iHD (they probably already discussed it before, in talks with Toshiba). Further, trying to add new features to the BR standard at this point would probably delay the launch date even more, which they probably can't afford.

But if they did adopt it (as well as Managed Copy), then it would make Blue Ray so much more competitive with HDDVD - Microsoft would have fewer arguments against BlueRay.

Again, I wonder if MS is benefiting financially from somebody adopting iHD.
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Postby dodecahedron on Thu Oct 20, 2005 12:24 pm

doesn't Blue Ray have a competeing technology to iHD?
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Postby Ian on Thu Oct 20, 2005 12:46 pm

Yeah, I believe they're using Java instead.
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Postby dodecahedron on Thu Oct 20, 2005 1:18 pm

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