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Home is where the hardware war is

roundup Tech giants Microsoft, Philips, HP and Apple battle for real estate in your living room; DVD formats have consumers hopping mad.

roundup Tech giants Microsoft, Philips Electronics, Hewlett-Packard and Apple Computer battle for real estate in your living room; DVD formats have consumers hopping mad.

HP to offer trade-in for DVD+RW drives
Hewlett-Packard will offer frustrated customers who own its first DVD-rewritable drive a chance to trade it in for a model that will support more formats--but at a cost of $99.
April 15, 2002

Philips touts Microsoft DVD support
The consumer-electronics maker announces that the software giant will be giving the nod to a rewritable DVD format that Philips Electronics supports.
April 15, 2002

PCs: Redefining "entertainment"
This holiday season, a new breed of Windows PCs will land on store shelves. The question is whether people will go for them.
April 15, 2002

previous coverage
Microsoft backs rewritable DVD format
The company throws its support to one of two competing formats for popular DVD recording technology, a decision intended to make the storage devices as easy to use as current CD burners and floppy drives.
April 10, 2002

Apple reaps DVD fruits
The Mac maker says it has shipped nearly half a million computers with DVD recording drives capable of making movies that consumers can play in home DVD players.
April 8, 2002