NEC to Ship HD DVD, Blu-ray Dual Format Chip
OCT 11, 2006 12:55:49 PM View/Add Comments (1) Permalink
NEC Electronics, a Japanese producer of chips, on Tuesday said it has built a dual-format chip capable of playing discs in both the HD-DVD and Blu-ray next-generation DVD formats—an announcement that could help put an end to the war between the two rivals over which will be adopted by the masses, Reuters reports. Combined with the appropriate optical pickup technology—which doesn’t currently exist—the chip could be used in affordable players that will be able to read both HD-DVD and Blu-ray formats.
Kinda makes it worthless to get the external 360 HD player.. or the PS3, now eh?