“A poll conducted by the group backing the Blu-ray next-generation DVD standard shows that the technology is supported by a majority of consumers, putting rival HD DVD on the defensive,” Jay Wrolstad reports for NewsFactor. “The results show that 58 percent of the 1,200 consumers polled preferred Blu-ray Disc, 26 percent were undecided and only 16 percent preferred HD DVD. Of those planning to purchase the next-generation format, 66 percent gave the nod to Blu-ray and 15 percent preferred HD DVD.”
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Blu-ray’s list of backers includes Apple, Sony, Disney, Dell, HP, Hitachi, LG Electronics (Goldstar), Matsushita (Panasonic), Mitsubishi, Pioneer, Philips, Samsung, TDK, Thomson, Vivendi Universal (games), and Electronic Arts among others. HD DVD’s list includes such names as Microsoft, Toshiba, NEC, Viacom, NBC Universal, and Time Warner among others.
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