: Microsoft LongHorn to support HD-DVD

2004-07-26, 10:04 PM

2004-07-26, 10:52 PM
Microsoft said it does not know if it will support Blu-Ray technology from Sony and Philips in Longhorn

Can you say BRIBES?

2004-07-26, 11:04 PM
The only thing I'm being cautious about re: HD-DVD is the use of different CODECs. I'm sure factory DVD's will look great, but home recordings (if they even allow us to make them :wink: ) may suffer due to re-encoding. With VC9 and H.264, along with 8 to 12 Mb bitrates, things may get more complicated than need be. Then again, recordable HD-DVDs aren't going to fit much using standard ATSC streams. We'll have to wait and see.