FAQ: HD DVD vs. Blu-ray; Paramount Hedges Bets

This is a good primer on the Blu-Ray vs HD-DVD camp…following Microsoft and Intel jump over to the HD-DVD camp, Dell and Hewlett-Packard, the top two business partners of Intel and Microsoft, loudly reaffirmed their support for Blu-ray Disc.

Also, today, Paramount, one of the big movie studios, is hedging its bets on both sides: it has decided that while it isn’t abandoning the HD-DVD format (which it initially backed), it will also release DVDs next year in Blu-ray format.

Paramount was previously one of three studios, along with Universal and Warner, devoted exclusively to HD DVD. Sony Pictures, Disney and Fox are releasing only in Blu-ray.