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Count Apple in on Blu-ray

Ryan Block, @ryan
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Leave it to Apple never to do anything half-assed—not only did they decide to get on the Blu-ray bandwagon and join the ranks of Blu-ray Association, but they found themselves immediately sitting down on the main board. Yet another fat nail in the coffin of HD-DVD; not too shabby for a company that only sells between 2 and 5% of computers, right? Still, we wonder how they'll feel about now about being a member of a Sony standards group, and having to support Microsoft's WMV HD (aka VC-1) codec in addition the standard MPEG-4 H.264. But it should all be worth it for them, to sit alongside such illustrious board member names as Dell (think they'll shoot spitwads at each other?), HP, Hitachi, LG, Mitsubishi, Panasonic, Philips, Pioneer, Thomson (RCA), Fox, and Disney. Ahem. Welcome to the club.

[Via Digital-Lifestyles]

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