Asus has rolled up its sleeves and jumped into the next-generation optical disc format fight on the side of Blu-ray Disc. This week it announced a multi-format DVD writer with the ability to play BD media.
I'm just so excited for Asus!! They'll turn the tides in the war, that's for sure.........=/
Wow, major indeed. Asus is one of the big guys in hardware side and could make a superb ally for Blu-ray.
...this war is already becoming something of the past Blu ray is going to win.
this war won't be over 'any day now' but more of years from now. by the time 1 format 'wins' it'll have put itself out the race. expect both to win and dual format players to pick up pace soon as they become more available and cheaper for the consumer.
as for this new major supporter, don't read more into it. asus just said they are supporting BD, they didn't mention NOT supporting HD DVD. reminds me of ACER where 1 week they said yeeeah BD then this week said yeeeah HD DVD as well
Wow, major indeed. Asus
Damn there choice of side is going to have a major impact in this war.
who's not joining the blu-ray side
Impact it might have, but bringing it to an end, it will not. This war will not end until Toshiba gives in, or until they lose all support.
Damn. All these computer manufacturers are taking sides left and right. Should be pretty interesting in the end. Thanks to competition between Blu-Ray and HD-DVD, we're getting new features faster, better prices faster, and better quality faster. Face it. Any side that screws up will lose so its a real plus for the consumer. We know Blu-ray and HD-DVD will do their best.
I haven't heard of one hardware company going hd-dvd exclusive?
Toshiba, HP, NEC, Sanyo off the top of my head... Asus is a huge mobo manufacturer but when it comes to drives, Plextor, LG and Lite On are the players. Plextor hasn't aligned either way, LG is making dual-format drives and Lite On supports HD-DVD...
Intel is a BIG HD DVD supporter. Last time I checked they were HD DVD exclusive. Don't know what sort of impact they would have, but I don't see Asus' impact either.
I could see Asus being of some help if they made a mobo with a built in HDCP compliant video card... of course that would be just as useful to HD-DVD as it would be to Blu-Ray...
to be a fanboy in any way shape or form but can some one give me the lowdown on asus
asus is a major computer hardware company, if you take a look at your motherboard.. chances are that its from asus
I cant help but wonder if this is the same way Acer "joined" blu ray.
Don't really care either way, just wondering,
only if Asus comes out with a gamming system mwahahaha... I like my Asus products.
bah next thing you know, they join HD-DVD too and stay neutral. Don't get too excited.
Good to see more support
Talking about ASUS, they should improve their Intel mobos cuz they are trailing behind the new ones like the new Intel mobos from Gigabyte
so how expensive is this going to be? no thanks I am happy with PS3 for all blu ray needs
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