Thursday, October 19, 2017
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Apple Cut iPhone 8 Production by 50 percent: report
HTC U 11 Plus is Coming Next Month
2017 LG OLED TVS to Offer Dolby ThureHD Lossless Sound
Samsung and LG Showcase Next-generation Displays at IMID 2017
Samsung Unveils New Hardware/Software Turn-Key Solution For IoT Data Security
LG, Qualcomm to Jointly Develop Connectivity Solutions for Autonomous Cars
Samsung Unifies IoT Services Under SmartThings, Announces Bixby 2.0, AR Capabilities to Galaxy smartphones, a 360 Round Camera
HP Launches the Powerful ZBook X2 Detachable PC
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > Optical Storage > Paramou...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Monday, October 03, 2005
Paramount to Back Blu-Ray Format


In a statement released late Sunday in the United States, Paramount said it would release high-definition movies in the Blu-ray format, without however clarifing whether it would drop support for the rival HD DVD format.

Paramount film studio had previously said it would release titles in a competing HD DVD that is endorsed by a consortium of electronics makers including Toshiba.

"After more detailed assessment and new data on cost, manufacturability and copy protection solutions, we have now made the decision to move ahead with the Blu-ray format," Thomas Lesinski, president of Paramount Pictures, said in the release.

Commenting on Paramount's announcement, Toshiba spoksmen said "Our understanding is that Paramount Home Entertainment also continues to support HD DVD, a position established in comments from Paramount officials in press reports. We see Paramount's continued commitment to releasing HD DVD titles as proof that the studio still recognizes HD DVD's advantages. "We understand that studios want to see precisely what will happen in the CE and IT industries, and that they will want to support all potential markets for their products."

The president of Paramount Pictures, Thomas Lesinski, said in a statement that Sony's inclusion of Blu-ray technology in its PlayStation 3 videogame console when it is released next spring was an important factor in his studio's decision. With that technology inside, the game machine will effectively double as a Blu-ray DVD player.

Paramount's support is a welcome vote of confidence for the Blu-ray camp following news last week that Microsoft and Intel were throwing their weight behind HD DVD.

Paramount joins Sony Pictures Entertainment, The Walt Disney Co. and News Corp. unit Twentieth Century Fox in backing Blu-ray, although like Paramount, Disney and Fox have not ruled out the possibility of also releasing movies for HD DVD.

Universal Studios and Warner Bros. Studios have endorsed HD DVD.


Previous
Next
Toshiba Exhibits HD DVD Player at CEATEC JAPAN 2005        All News        XFX Launches GeForce 7800 GT Extreme Gamer
Toshiba Exhibits HD DVD Player at CEATEC JAPAN 2005     Optical Storage News      BDA: Microsoft/Intel Announcement Cites Inaccuracies

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
LG UP970 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player Supports Dolby Vision High Dynamic Range, Hi-Res Audio, Streaming and Dolby Atmos
One-Blue Launches Licensing Program for Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Products
Panasonic DMP-UB30 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player Debuts in Japan
AACS 2.0 Could Be Cracked As 4K UHD Blu-Ray Torrent File Appears Online
One-Blue Calls For Ultra HD Blu-ray Patents
Pioneer BDR-211UBK BD Writer With Ultra HD Blu-ray Playback Support Launches In The U.S
Pioneer BDR-XD06J-UHD Is The First Portable UHD BD PC Drive
Sony Unveils Pricing And Availability Of 2017 4K HDR Ultra HD TVs And Ultra HD Blu-ray Player
Pioneer BDR-S11J-BK BDR-S11J-X Ultra HD Blu-ray Burners Coming Next Month
BDA: UHD Blu-ray Discs And Players Post Sold Well In 2016
LG Unveils Dolby Vision-capable 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player
Panasonic Unveils New Ultra HD Blu-ray Players

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2017 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .