I guess this should not be any surprise, Sony and Toshiba give
up on an unified next gen DVD format.
Groups headed by Toshiba Corp. and Sony Corp. offering competing technologies
for next-generation DVDs have given up efforts to develop a unified format,
the Yomiuri newspaper reported on Tuesday.
For three years, the two groups have pushed to have their respective standards
adopted to gain dominance in the multibillion-dollar markets for DVD players,
PC drives and optical discs.