The Blu-ray Disc group, which aims to set the standard for next-generation DVDs, said it would not adopt a proposal from Hewlett-Packard by the launch of the technology, leading the PC maker to say it may back a rival in the looming multibillion dollar war.
That would leave HP, the No. 2 PC maker, splitting support between the two leading technologies.
A long time supporter of Sony's Blu-ray, HP said in October if two technologies it considered important to PC users were not included in Blu-ray's specifications, it would consider backing rival standard HD-DVD, championed by Toshiba.
News source: Reuters