Blu-Ray Vs HD-DVD Camps Are Set Now

The Blue-Ray vs HD-DVD divide is set now, with Universal Music Group, one of the top worldwide music labels, deciding to back Sony’s answer (Blue-Ray) to next-generation optical discs (HD-DVD, backed by Toshiba). With the announcement, Blu-ray has captured about 50 percent of music industry support represented by Universal and Sony BMG. The music labels intend to launch music DVDs with the technology.

On the movie side, all the major Hollywood movie studios have already picked sides. Earlier this month, Fox Studios was the last major studio to make its choice, deciding to go with Blu-ray. The move balanced studio backing, with the two formats each claiming three major studios in their camps.