Sony says no to Blu-ray/HD-DVD compromise

Peter Rojas
P. Rojas|04.19.05

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Peter Rojas
April 19th, 2005
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Not that we were ever that optimistic about peace breaking out in the war between HD-DVD and Blu-ray, the two rival high-def disc formats that are duking it out over which one is going to succeed the DVD, but you can forget about whatever Sony was saying in recent weeks about being open to burying the hatchet and working to develop a single standard. A single standard would be better for just about everybody, but late last week a Sony spokesperson put the kibosh on any compromise that doesn't involve the people behind HD-DVD scrapping their format and getting on the Blu-ray bus (which definitely is not going to happen). Sounds sadly to true to Sony's imperial style, but then again it's not like the HD-DVD have been all that willing to work things out either. Probably the last time we'll hear any talk about compromise. We're rapidly approaching the point (if we haven't passed it already) where it'd be possible to unify the standards anyway, so it'll be trench warfare from here on out.

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