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Sony says open to avoiding DVD format war


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#1 OFFLINE   BlackHitachi

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Posted 14 April 2005 - 09:12 PM

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Posted 14 April 2005 - 10:10 PM

The Good News?..... There could be a unified standard coming now.

The Bad News?.... If they DO decide to shift gears and merge their standard, it will delay a high definition standard for an additional 1-2 years.

This could be troublesome for the PS3 which intended to ship with a BluRay DVD drive. XBox 360 (blech, I hate that name) will ship with a standard DVD drive so it will not affect their 4Q2005 launch (which will be announced on a special show on MTV in May).
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Posted 14 April 2005 - 11:27 PM

The Good News?..... There could be a unified standard coming now.

The Bad News?.... If they DO decide to shift gears and merge their standard, it will delay a high definition standard for an additional 1-2 years.

This could be troublesome for the PS3 which intended to ship with a BluRay DVD drive. XBox 360 (blech, I hate that name) will ship with a standard DVD drive so it will not affect their 4Q2005 launch (which will be announced on a special show on MTV in May).


Yea i hear ya in my opinion i wanted Blu-ray i feel like it is a better format?!
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Posted 15 April 2005 - 07:51 AM

BluRay held more data so that appealed to me, yet Sony has a history of trying to extort too much money for its "innovations", so I wondered if that would raise the price of the new discs too much. I do like the idea of more storage, as information tends to expand to fit the space available (which means more extras), while also reducing the need for much, compression.
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Posted 15 April 2005 - 08:19 AM

How difficult is it to make players that handle both? Then HD-DVD could take advantage of current production facilities, and the transition to Blu-Ray could occur slowly as new plants are built.

+/- DVD in the PC world has been combined. The the new DVD players already have to handle, CD, DVD and Blu or HD.

But then the poor babies would have to share thier royalities.
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Posted 16 April 2005 - 06:53 AM

The shoulders of the Information Superhighway are littered with far superior technological innovations that were ignored or abandoned by the market in favor of inferior technologies. Sony can't go it alone on HD-DVD like they did with the minidisc and betamax.

Competing formats tend to divide the market and rachet up prices. Also, letting consumers decide the winner isn't always best. It worked for the audio cassete format over 8-track, but it failed miserably in the Sony Betamax vs VHS battle. Don't get me started on the Minidisc.

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