Who owns Blu-Ray? (1 for the fanboys)

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Found 5th Mar 2008
Sony owns the logo, but, like CD and SACD, it was developed with Philips.
Contributing to the development of the format were/are Matsushita, Pioneer, Thomson, LG Electronics, Hitachi, Sharp and Samsung.
The current Board of Directors is comprised of:

Apple
Dell
HP
Hitachi
LG
Mitsubishi Electric
Panasonic
Pioneer
Philips
Samsung
Sharp
Sony
Sun Microsystems
TDK
Thomson
Twentieth Century Fox
Walt Disney
Warner Bros.

There are even more companies that have their fingers in the royalty pie, for example even Microsoft for part of VC1 (one of the codecs used). WHen you buy a Blu Ray player, part of the money you hand over goes to all different companies

Sony does not "own" Blu-ray.

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YA GOTTA ask why there was a format war at all??, ms get money for blu ray sales, toshiba and samsung are the same company aren't they? i keep buying kit marked tsst (Toshiba Samsung Storage Technology)
wtf is goin on eh?

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There are no losers at the end of the day... Sony made VCRs for VHS when Betamax flopped... so everyones a winner.
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