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Sony and Toshiba fail to reach agreement on unified next-gen disc format
Posted 20 June 2005 - 07:48 PM
Posted 21 June 2005 - 01:44 PM
Digital Audio Tape vs. Digital Compact Cassette
SACD vs. DVD-Audio.
All failures because the greedy f-ers couldn't agree on a united format.
Oh well, the good news is that all you DVD rippers will be able to continue unabated for a few more years now until someone gets sick of losing millions and gives up. The HD DVD/BluRay will be stillborn at launch unless Sony can convince people that 20 million PS3 owners gives them a leg up (although most of those units won't be used for watching movies on anything other than SD TVs if I'm guessing correctly).
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Posted 21 June 2005 - 01:56 PM
Posted 22 June 2005 - 11:06 AM
Time will tell.
Family Room: Sony KDFE-55A20 55" LCD RPTV; Yamaha RX-V663 AVR. Paradigm speakers - Focus fronts, CC170 center, PDR-8 subwoofer, Atom surrounds, ADP rear center; TiVoRoamio Plus, LG BH200 HD DVD/Blu-ray player via HDMI to AVR
Bedroom: Vizio 42" 3D TV, Pioneer VSX-521-K AVR, Panasonic 3D DVD player, Energy Take Classic 5.1 speakers, Roku 2 XD, TiVo Premiere, Insignia HD radio tuner, Toshiba HD DVD player
Posted 22 June 2005 - 09:47 PM
Posted 23 June 2005 - 08:14 PM
HD-DVD would never have been adopted by the DVD steering group if it had not been for a manipulation of the voting rules to allow it to pass.
Posted 24 June 2005 - 08:38 AM
SACD? Not dead yet, but with a smaller penetration than laserdisc in its heyday.
We'll see. I like their system better as it holds more, but I want a machine that is backwards compatible with all of my current DVDs, which the HD DVD is supposedly better able to do......
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