HD-DVD versus Blu-ray

 

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Assignment 2: HD-DVD versus Blu-ray
Due Week 7 and worth 110 points
In recent times, HD-DVD and Blu-ray were competing technology formats for creating and watching movies on DVDs. Neither was compatible with the other. Eventually, Blu-ray won the competition. Use the Internet to research the competition between the two (2) technology formats, and determine the key reasons why Blu-ray prevailed.
Write a three to four (3-4) page paper in which you:
1. Provide a brief overview of the organizations that have developed and promoted each format.
2. Examine the benefits and drawbacks of each format for users. Determine whether you agree or disagree that Blu-ray was the superior choice technologically over HD-DVD. Provide a rationale for your response.
3. Examine the processing hardware requirements for both the HD-DVD and Blu-ray. Compare and contrast the similarities and differences of each.
4. Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
• Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
• Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
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• Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
• Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
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Points: 110 Assignment 2: HD-DVD versus Blu-Ray
Criteria Unacceptable
Below 70% F Fair
70-79% C Proficient
80-89% B Exemplary
90-100% A
1. Provide a brief overview of the organizations that have developed and promoted each format.
Weight: 20% Did not submit or incompletely provided a brief overview of the organizations that have developed and promoted each format. Partially provided a brief overview of the organizations that have developed and promoted each format. Satisfactorily provided a brief overview of the organizations that have developed and promoted each format. Thoroughly provided a brief overview of the organizations that have developed and promoted each format.
2. Examine the benefits and drawbacks of each format for users. Determine whether you agree or disagree that Blu-ray was the superior choice technologically over HD-DVD. Provide a rationale for your response.
Weight: 35% Did not submit or incompletely examined the benefits and drawbacks of each format for users. Did not submit or incompletely determined whether you agree or disagree that Blu-ray was the superior choice technologically over HD-DVD. Did not submit or incompletely provided a rationale for your response. Partially examined the benefits and drawbacks of each format for users. Partially determined whether you agree or disagree that Blu-ray was the superior choice technologically over HD-DVD. Partially provided a rationale for your response. Satisfactorily examined the benefits and drawbacks of each format for users. Satisfactorily determined whether you agree or disagree that Blu-ray was the superior choice technologically over HD-DVD. Satisfactorily provided a rationale for your response. Thoroughly examined the benefits and drawbacks of each format for users. Thoroughly determined whether you agree or disagree that Blu-ray was the superior choice technologically over HD-DVD. Thoroughly provided a rationale for your response.
3. Examine the processing hardware requirements for both the HD-DVD and Blu-ray. Compare and contrast the similarities and differences of each.
Weight: 30% Did not submit or incompletely examined the processing hardware requirements for both the HD-DVD and Blu-ray. Did not submit or incompletely compared and contrasted the similarities and differences of each. Partially examined the processing hardware requirements for both the HD-DVD and Blu-ray. Partially compared and contrasted the similarities and differences of each. Satisfactorily examined the processing hardware requirements for both the HD-DVD and Blu-ray. Satisfactorily compared and contrasted the similarities and differences of each. Thoroughly examined the processing hardware requirements for both the HD-DVD and Blu-ray. Thoroughly compared and contrasted the similarities and differences of each.
4. 3 references
Weight: 5% No references provided. Does not meet the required number of references; some or all references poor quality choices. Meets number of required references; all references high quality choices. Exceeds number of required references; all references high quality choices.
5. Clarity, writing mechanics, and formatting requirements
Weight: 10% More than 6 errors present 5-6 errors present 3-4 errors present 0-2 errors present

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