BluRay and HD-DVD are here. Well, almost. Another set of goodies unveiled at this year's CES were some notebooks from Toshiba
and HP, set to be released later this year, that both supported HD-DVD or BluRay in some fashion. The HP Pavillion dv5000z, a Turion 64 based beast, will come with either Blu-Ray or HD DVD drives, depending on customer choice. To show a “it's all OK” approach, HP demonstrated use of both drives in the same tasks such as watching movies. Then again, how many consumers will really care about whether they have HD or BluRay? Probably not at all, until perhaps someone hands them a brand spanking new ultra-quality DVD movie that can't be played because their drive doesn't support it. Toshiba touted the Qosmio, based on Intel's Centrino platform, which will come standard with an HD DVD drive. Apparently, no vendors yet have plans to release a notebook supporting both formats. A shame!