HD DVDs take the fight online

HD DVD may be taking a battering but it's not giving up without a fight.Latest movies are to get a new use for the Ethernet socket lurking round the b

HD DVD may be taking a battering but it's not giving up without a fight.Latest movies are to get a new use for the Ethernet socket lurking round the back of HD DVD players. Hitherto used for mere updates, Microsoft's announced it'll now be used to hook up to the web for enhanced interactive features.So owners of 300 (pictured) could soon be re-cutting the movie scene by scene and uploading their creation to the web for others to download, while Blood Diamond gets online polls (is one carat enough?) and downloadable extras, including spangly new trailers.It puts HD DVD spinners one step ahead of Blu-ray, which don't have Ethernet or Wi-Fi hook up as standard yet. Ding! Ding! Round two.EssentialsRelated stories:HD DVD - not dead yetBlu-ray gets the Blockbuster vote Tosh says: HD DVD all round!