Format wars? What are they good for? Sod all, especially when it's the consumers that end up as casualties. If NEC gets its way, the Blu-ray/HD-DVD feud could be over before it’s begun, thanks to its dual-format chips.
Expect the first dual-function players from NEC and others to arrive here in the autumn – that’s if Warner’s prototype dual-function discs, which can be read by both Blu-ray and HD-DVD players, haven’t taken over the world by then.