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High-Def DVDs Usher in New Format War

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High-Def DVDs Usher in New Format War

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High-Def DVDs Usher in New Format War

High-Def DVDs Usher in New Format War

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Two new and competing formats of DVD are vying for consumer's money. The news discs both offer high-definition images. But the discs are incompatible with each other, bringing up memories of the old VHS versus Beta debate.

Lynn Neary talks with David Pogue, technology columnist for The New York Times.

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