HD-DVD format article on MSNBC

Some of this is a rehash of the news article here, but thought I’d post it.

Next-gen DVD standard battle heats up

TOKYO - Toshiba and its partners on Monday raised the tempo in the battle to determine the next-generation DVD format, saying they are on track to launch next year a DVD recorder capable of storing more than eight hours of high-resolution content on one DVD disc.

At the same time, Pony Canyon, Japan’s largest distributor of pre-recorded DVD titles, announced it would launch movies in the Toshiba alliance’s HD DVD format “at an early stage next year.”