Universal Adds HD DVD Features

Much time has been spend bitching about the format wars. However, we must not forget that we are getting a few decent features like improved "Extras". Universal is taking a web 2.0’ish approach to their HD DVD extras. Users will be able to log onto a website and have access to a download center and U-shop. Of course some of this is aimed at selling a few extra t-shirts, other parts of it are an attempt to make an online community by sharing movie clips etc.


Users can also learn how create a Best Buddies list and collect and send movie clips to friends. Users will register their best buddies, whose names will be uploaded to the server, and be accessible through the player. Buddy lists can be managed through the player or the PC to build connected communities.