from Rodolfo La Maestra...
Although not exactly as you said, I would like to clarify in your defense that actually there is an
origin of the red laser technology from Toshiba in the Hi Def battle, that demo was at CES 2003 in
the Toshiba booth (check page 66 for the formats and page 67 for what Toshiba demo HD on both laser
colors, of the CES 2003 report, which is free to anyone).
Today, the incorporation of the MPEG-4 codec in both blue-laser players (the compression that was
demo on the red laser player of Toshiba in 2003), make both formats BD and HD-DVD able to handle the
3 video codecs (MPEG-4, WM9, and MPEG-2), but to be fair with you, your statements they were not
that way off if a reader cares to look at the historical transformations of both formats.
Now it is easy for everyone to concentrate on the multiple current capabilities of both formats but
the transformations for over the last 5-6 years present a wider perspective of just two blue-laser
Since the 2003 text is on pdf, if you want text to cut and paste I could send you the MS-Word text,
just let me know, but it is easy for anyone to click on the link of the HDTV magazine that offers
the 2003 report for free.
Rodolfo La Maestra