Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
HP Reports Fiscal 2014 Full-Year and Fourth Quarter Results
Hitachi Wearable Device Monitors Brain Functions
Hitachi Technology Stores Digital Data In 100 Recording Layers, Data Can be Stored For 300 million Years
Sony To Provide Refunds To Users Over Misleading Ads For PlayStation Vita
Blu-ray Movie Discs Used As Templates For Improving Solar Cell Performance
PC Outlook Remains Cautious
Trade Your iPhone for BlackBerry Passport And Get $550
GreatFire.org Unblocks BBC Chinese
Active Discussions
Hi All!
cdrw trouble
CDR for car Sat Nav
DVD/DL for Optiarc 7191S at 8X
Copied dvd's say blank in computer only
Made video, won't play back easily
New Features In Firefox 33
updated tests for dvd and cd burners
 Home > News > Optical Storage > Hollywo...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Wednesday, December 05, 2007
Hollywood Director Attacks Microsoft and HD DVD


Hollywood director Michael Bay has attacked Microsoft and the HD-DVD format, claiming that Microsoft's goal is to make both formats fail.

Michael Bay, director of such Hollywood blockbusters as Armageddon, The Rock, The Island and the recent movie Transformers, wrote on its forum that Microsoft's policy to support the HD DVD format aims at making rival format Blu-ray fail rather than make a success of HD-DVD, with the ultimate aim of pushing digital movie downloads. Replying to a fan enquired why his latest film (Transformers 2) would not be available on Blu-ray, Bay said:

"What you don't understand is corporate politics. Microsoft wants both formats to fail so they can be heroes and make the world move to digital downloads. That is the dirty secret no one is talking about. That is why Microsoft is handing out $100 million dollar checks to studios just embrace the HD DVD and not the leading, and superior Blu Ray. They want confusion in the market until they perfect the digital downloads. Time will tell and you will see the truth."

Michael Bay, which according to his statements is a Blu-Ray fan, said last August that he would not make the second Transformers movie since Paramount dropped support for Blu-Ray and went for HD DVD exclusively. But again, he changed his mind and released the "300" in late August in HD DVD and later, the Transformers 2 too.


Previous
Next
BenQ Launches New X Series LCD Monitors For Gamers        All News        SAP Unveils Software For iPhone
NHK and Mitsubishi Develops Digital Watermarking Technology to Prevent Movie Piracy     Optical Storage News      Demand For Recordable DVDs Gains Momentum

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
HD DVD Still Alive in the U.S
Toshiba to Release Flagship RD-X7 DVD Recorder in Japan
Toshiba to Continue HD DVD Media Sales
Hitachi Maxell Stops Selling 2x HD DVD-R/RW Media
HD DVD Promotion Group Officially Dissolved
Best Buy to Offer $10 mln to HD DVD Purchasers
Toshiba Posts Revised Business Forecast
Toshiba Faces $986 mln Loss on HD DVDs: Nikkei
Toshiba to Focus on Standard DVDs and Downloads
DreamWorks Waiting Feedback From Toshiba on Blu-ray
Japanese Stores Take HD DVD Off Shelves
Microsoft to Stop making HD DVD Players For Xbox 360

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2014 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .