Donald MacDonald, vice president of the Digital Home Group and general manager of the Digital Home Group for Intel Corporation, is in no doubt that HD DVD is the future of home entertainment. ‘The reason why we think HD DVD is the best option is simple. As a consumer, I want to be able to have a copy of my content on my PC so that I can enjoy it in new and exciting ways. I want to be able to distribute it in this digital connected lifestyle we’re putting in place and watch it in different rooms in my house; so the ability to support mandatory managed copy on all discs is a huge consumer benefit.
‘HD DVD should also be easier to buy and use than it is to pirate; the ability to copy content in a managed way is the best defence against piracy. Secondly, we’re an increasingly mobile community, so people want to be able to take content with them. So we want to endorse the ability to make legal copies for portable devices as well.
HD DVD is not only a beautiful, beautiful technology – but it’s also incredibly user friendly, so for that reason, Intel is very pleased to support HD DVD.’