Microsoft and Intel back HD DVD

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Well it is the news that Toshiba, and its ever so slightly beleaguered HD DVD format has been waiting to hear. The twin big boys of the PC world, Microsoft and Intel have today confirmed they will join the HD DVD Promotion Group. This basically means that they will back the format, at the expense of the Sony lead Blu-ray rival. Other HD DVD supporters include NEC and Sanyo. The companies cited reasons such as low-cost manufacturing, future proof compatibility and superior capacity and interactivity as the reason for their move.

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