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Seeking to expedite product development in the trendy consumer electronics market, South Korean Samsung Electronics and Microsoft Corp. April 19 announced they have entered into a license agreement. ....Last week, Samsung, ardent supporter of Blu-ray Disc, announced plans for a dual format player with HD DVD, whose backers include Microsoft.

http://www.homemediaretailing.com/


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http://www.samsung.com/PressCenter/P...419_0000339316
 

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HD-DVD is truely on a roll now first Chinese players now MS and Samsung hooking up. Brighter days are indeed coming for HD DVD.


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As the saying goes, HD DVD -- Beyond Blu-ray.

 

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Seeking to expedite product development in the trendy consumer electronics market, South Korean Samsung Electronics and Microsoft Corp. April 19 announced they have entered into a license agreement. ....Last week, Samsung, ardent supporter of Blu-ray Disc, announced plans for a dual format player with HD DVD, whose backers include Microsoft.

http://www.homemediaretailing.com/

Another death blow for the failed format...
 

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This is in relation to the following announcement previously made at CES 2007:

Microsoft and Broadcom Deliver Combined Hardware and Software Platform for More Cost-Efficient HD DVD Players


Today at the 2007 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Microsoft Corp. and Broadcom Corp. announced a joint effort to support a hardware and software reference design for more cost-efficient HD DVD playback. The new platform uses Microsoft® Windows® CE 6.0 and Broadcom's BCM7440 system-on-chip solution, allowing consumer electronics manufacturers, original design manufacturers and systems integrators to more easily and affordably deliver HD DVD playback. Several of the more innovative, high volume electronics companies that plan to use this new hardware and software platform to speed the production of HD DVD players include Lite-On IT Corp. and Zhenjiang Jiangkui Group Co. Ltd./ED Digital.

https://www.microsoft.com/Presspass/...adcomMSPR.mspx
 

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.....And the war goes on
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It's getting lonely in that Sony bunker...
 

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I think the press release about Broadcom and Microsoft is very intriquing.


Link: https://www.microsoft.com/Presspass/...adcomMSPR.mspx

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One of the critical steps in bringing HD DVD to the mass market is driving down the price of the units while maintaining flawless quality, said Peter Besen, vice president, Consumer Electronics, Broadband Communications Group, from Broadcom. Our BCM7440 chipset brings multiple processors, dual decoders and dedicated graphics engines to the table. Combined with the power of Windows CE 6.0, we're able to offer a complete reference design that dramatically reduces development time for our manufacturing partners.

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Through the support of Lite-On, HD DVD will benefit from one of the most experienced systems integrators backing high volume consumer electronics manufacturers that offer customized OEM solutions. Combined with Jiangkui's experience as one of the largest high volume Chinese DVD manufacturers, the Microsoft and Broadcom platform is already poised to significantly impact the HD DVD landscape in 2007.

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We've seen strong sales of HD DVD players and movies so far, but using this new platform, companies can produce HD DVD players in record time, resulting in more choices for consumers, said Amir Majidimehr, corporate vice president of the Consumer Media Technology Group at Microsoft. The power and high integration of BCM7440, combined with the Windows CE 6.0 HD DVD platform, results in even lower cost players for consumers than the high value products already in the market.

Perhaps the most important part of the press release:
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The first players incorporating the new platform are expected from manufacturers in the second quarter of this year.

Good quality, lower cost HD-DVD players with Microsoft and Broadcom technology = good for HD-DVD format.


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"The first players incorporating the new platform are expected from manufacturers in the second quarter of this year."


Could this mean the Walmart players may start showing up in the June/July time frame?
 

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Originally Posted by musicelect /forum/post/0


I think the press release about Broadcom and Microsoft is very intriquing.


Link: https://www.microsoft.com/Presspass/...adcomMSPR.mspx


andEven Amir chimed in:perhaps the most important part of the press release: Good quality, lower cost HD-DVD players with Microsoft and Broadcom technology = good for HD-DVD format.


Mark

You should also post this in the Fuh Yuan thread.
 

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Come on everyone....................repeat after me


"Corporations care about profits, they go where the $$$ are - they will take $$$ from either format"


(really most corporations are the definition of format neutral)
 

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Come on everyone....................repeat after me


"Corporations care about profits, they go where the $$$ are - they will take $$$ from either format"


(really most corporations are the definition of format neutral)


Your statement will be put to the test once Malmart has sold its 2 million HD DVD players. The exclusive studios should start to move to where the money is, unless of course Sony subsidizes them to the tune of those potential profits.



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You should also post this in the Fuh Yuan thread.

Already posted there several times.
 

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I really hope that Samsung releases a stand alone HD DVD only player. So we as consumers can have more choice within HD DVD.
 

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I really hope that Samsung releases a stand alone HD DVD only player. So we as consumers can have more choice within HD DVD.

They said they'd consider it, but not anytime soon.
 

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This is what happens when you throw a company that single-handedly supported your format under a bus for crappy transfers that were originally your fault, Sony. Payback time
 

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This is what happens when you throw a company that single-handedly supported your format under a bus for crappy transfers that were originally your fault, Sony. Payback time

yes indeed
 
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