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Even at this stage in the game, there aren't many drives out there sporting both logos, but LG's HL-DT-ST BD-RE GGW-H10N 1.01 drive -- better known as the Super Multi Blue to the layperson -- has the Blu-ray and HD DVD logos sitting up front in perfect harmony. Announced at this year's CES, the dr...

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Sony's semiconductor subsidiary recently announced an increase in blue-violet laser diode production, with a monthly capacity of 1.7 million, and capability to produce up to five million with future upgrades. In June the diodes are expected to cost around $8 per diode in bulk, as compared to a price...

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It just wouldn't be a proper format war without a rebuttal from the opposing side about this week's announcement that Blu-ray has sold over a million discs. The HD DVD PR machine scrambled to life to point out that they, too, are so close to that magic million, with their own sales numbers showing ...

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It just wouldn't be a proper format war without a rebuttal from the opposing side about this week's announcement that Blu-ray has sold over a million discs. The HD DVD PR machine scrambled to life to point out that they, too, are so close to that magic million, with their own sales numbers showing ...

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Over at Next Generation is an article discussing the possibility of a Blu-ray adapter coming to Xbox 360, should the format's success justify it. BBC News was told by Xbox UK head honcho Neil Thompson that whichever format wins, the Xbox 360 will more than likely provide a solution for it. He goes o...

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It is common knowledge that the PS3 is being used as a means to boost the Blu-ray install-base, even if Sony won't come out and say it. However, it would appear that Blu-ray is being harmed by its inclusion in the PS3. According to a survey by Cymfony, a analyst group that focuses on market influenc...

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It looks like a company called Ricoh may bring an end to the bitter rivalry between HD-DVD and Blu-ray. The company has reportedly developed a component that reads and writes to both HD-DVD and Blu-ray formats. Not only that, it reads and writes to CD and DVD as well. Gathering what I could from th...

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We knew it would happen soon, but man was that quick. Manufactures of optical drives already have out new versions that will read Blu-Ray and HD DVD.  Pioneer released early this week its first volley into the battle with the BRD-101A, capable of producing Blu-Ray disks. NEC returned fire with ...

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