HP Considers Backing HD-DVD

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

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