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Disney boss blasts HD DVD

November 1st, 2007 · No Comments

The war of words between Hollywood majors is audibly cranking up. Walt Disney Home Entertainment worldwide president Bob Chapek used a recent US Blu-ray promotional event to blast and those studios supporting it.
“Blu-ray’s competition’s attempts to sell less than the best will inevitably be trumped,” he raged. “ technology is not a half-step format that will sell consumers short, but rather, it is a revolutionary technology that will change the way we view movies for the long term.”
The Blu-ray Association recently reneged on its plan to mandate Profile 1.1 machines from October 31, because major hardware suppliers were unable to comply with its recommendation.

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