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Another company goes Blu-ray exclusive -- Xperinet

Xperinet has announced their full support for the Blu-ray format recently. This company previously worked on both formats, but has decided to go exclusive with the Blu. We're not trying to make this seem as big a deal as the Paramount/Dreamworks defection, but it's still another company we can welcome into our fold, give them a soft bathrobe, and play classical music to. For those not in the know, like us, Xperinet creates media servers that network all your home entertainment together -- for example, storing DVDs onto its hard drive for viewing on any TV in your house. Now they plan to do that with Blu-ray.

Xperinet's media servers are a real good bolster to the Blu-ray camp, though, since they'll help deliver the full HD experience in ways we probably haven't gotten to yet -- without a disc. This is the first custom electronics integration company to throw all their weight behind a single format, and with upcoming USB upgrade kits for existing media servers, it's going to be pretty significant ... so long as you have a MIRV server sitting around. When Xperinet's new client launches, it will allow 1080p video to be seen throughout one's home from a single source. That's pretty cool.

[via PS3Forums]

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1. Just to clarify, Paramount and Dreamworks Animation did NOT defect, they have been paid by whoever (don't think it was ever released who, however MS said it wasn't them) to only release HD-DVDs for then next 18 months, not that they will not develop and produce, nor never support blu-ray again. It was all about the money.

Posted at 4:46PM on Sep 1st 2007 by Raptor-DP

2. "We're not trying to make this seem as big a deal as the Paramount/Dreamworks defection"

You would be right there all they do is produce high end distribution systems, its not like they actually make or release any movies ;-)

Posted at 4:54PM on Sep 1st 2007 by mike

3. wow anything to make blu-ray sound important again.

Posted at 5:31PM on Sep 1st 2007 by JZ

4. Actually Raptor, Paramounts CTO said it was an indefinate commitment.

Posted at 5:45PM on Sep 1st 2007 by King of Teh Kill

5. indefinite just means until HD-DUD fails and Raptor did the math and realized HD-DUD only has 18 months left ;-)

Posted at 6:33PM on Sep 1st 2007 by Lesty

6. @4

Indefinate just means a unknown amount of time. Or in their case, a undisclosed amount of time. (i.e. 18 months which the 150 mil payed for)

They aren't going to go and say, we are only supporter the lesser selling media for 18 months, then going back to BluRay! That would just be stupid.


Blu still wins. Only difference is for 18 months I wont be renting/buying and Paramount movies.

Posted at 10:44PM on Sep 1st 2007 by Jldowning

7. Xperi-who??

Posted at 12:14AM on Sep 2nd 2007 by tommy

8. The NY Times article said it was exclusive for 18 months.

Posted at 1:23AM on Sep 2nd 2007 by ruibing

9. I think this is great. I always liked what Xperinet did and doing it with Blu-ray is even better. Blu-ray really opens up the possibilites.

I also have a topic going on about this on my blog at http://www.nahiyan.com/blog

Posted at 10:53PM on Sep 2nd 2007 by Nahiyan

10. MIRV was the UK producer of Stardust, so at least there's hope of a region free BD release of that flick now, just have to order it in euros or pounds, which sucks with the currently dimished dollar.

Posted at 3:46PM on Sep 3rd 2007 by MrC

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