Panasonic: HD-DVD and Blu-ray will always compete

If we
have to believe an excutive officer of Panasonic then we will never see
a combined blue laser format. A combined blue laser format would give consumer
the benefits of the technology but elimiate the need for making a choice between
Blu-ray and HD-DVD. But unfortunately both camps are not willing to give up
their strategy and rather go their own way. They want the consumer to decide and
most likely will even accept to co-exist.

“We are not talking and we will not talk,” Kazuhiro
Tsuga, an executive officer at Matsushita, the world’s largest consumer
electronics maker, told Reuters in an interview. “The market will decide
the winner.”

Matsushita, best known for its Panasonic brand, is a leading supporter
of Blu-ray, one of two competing formats for the next-generation DVD. The
other format, called HD-DVD, is backed by a group led by Toshiba

In the past we have reported several times that talks
were ongoing on a possibility for both camps to work together. Also devices that
are able to handle both formats are possible, but one format would still be
the ideal for many, but this remains to be an