International PC vendors hesitant over which HD disc format to adopt

International PC vendors, including Hewlett-Packard (HP), Taiwan-based Acer and Asustek Computer, have had Blu-ray or HD DVD optical disc drives on their roadmaps to launch in 2008. However, they are faced with a dilemma between the large market potential and the uncertainty as to which format to adopt because there is no way to determine which (if any) will win out in the end, according to industry sources in Taiwan.

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whoelse4350d ago

Heres an answer: Blu-ray

Silvia0074350d ago

wonder why so many don't.

Bnet3434350d ago

I'm pretty sure it's the cost of the BR discs and tech. If not, then I'm not really sure.

wageslave4350d ago

Well, Sharp, NEC and Toshiba might have made up their minds...

Capt CHAOS4350d ago

Simply because the PS3 is much closer to PC data sharing abilities with it's ability to run Linux. You'll get good linux DVD BR drivers because of this. This will eventually drive the PC to BR disks.

The HD-DVD format will unfortunately die.

Here's from a DVD junked, Xbox 360 owner.

Ri0tSquad4350d ago (Edited 4350d ago )


Wish this garbage would end. It hurts us too much, the consumers.

Bnet3434350d ago

DVD is still here. When DVD goes away and we still haven't chosen a winner, then it will start to hurt.

xplosneer4350d ago

I agree, but it depends on what you want. It's a great thing because prices have dropped astronomically. The bad thing is that there aren't all the movies on one format. So it's a good thing for the people who want to buy, bad for the people who already have. But that's to be expected with early adopters.

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