Sony announces Disney Blu-Ray support

The next generation battle is heating up even further today with the announcement that Disney will be releasing its movies on the Blu-Ray format rather than Toshiba's HD-DVD format.

There is some hope for Toshiba's HD-DVD format however, as the agreement with Sony was non-exclusive. That won't though be stopping the studio from shipping discs as soon as companies start releasing Blu-Ray DVD players in North America and Japan.

Disney will be the fourth studio to choose Blue-Ray over HD-DVD although in fairness the other three, Sony Corp, Columbia and MGM are all owned by Sony.

Blue-Ray also has wide support amongst the PC manufacturers included HP and is rumoured to be included in Sony's PlayStation 3 when it launches in 2006.

The news follows hot on the heels that
> earlier this week
that it has created a dual layer disc to offer HD DVD and DVD playback on the same disc.


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