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HP Pressures Blu-Ray To Adopt Managed Copy And iHD

PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2005 10:15 am
by Ian
So, does anyone think that Blu-ray will adopt them? ... 1019b.html

If Blu-ray is already the winner (at least according to some dude at Forrester Research :roll: ), why would they bother?

PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2005 10:50 am
by oslik3
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.

PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2005 12:24 pm
by dodecahedron
doesn't Blue Ray have a competeing technology to iHD?

PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2005 12:46 pm
by Ian
Yeah, I believe they're using Java instead.

PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2005 1:18 pm
by dodecahedron