Welcome to the wonderful world of a sony owned format -_-...
I can't stand sony for certain things, this being one of them. I'd easily take a ps3 over these blu-ray players, I'd even get a monster of a folding machine out of it as well. With all the licensing fees needed, I don't understand why the movie production companies picked up bluray considering the licensing, fees, more expensive format. Even if their was buy outs for exclusivity, they are just going to lose that money slowly in the long run, compared to a HD-DVD based format which is cheaper, has better features/interactivity, etc.
Damn you sony! >_<
The capacity greedy side of me is glad that Blu-Ray won though. 25/50gb vs 15/30gb. Pretty substantial. Once the blank media gets cheap enough it'll be pretty nice to have that capacity to work with.
I dunno. I mean, Microsoft supported HD DVD and now it's dead. And they are facing pressure to release a Blu-Ray Xbox 360 add-on. If new formats keep coming out, one will never get cheap enough. Just look at the price for 1 blank Blu-Ray disc, yowza.
Crisis: Size was not an issue, they made tripple layer HD-DVD's that could store 45 gb worth of data.
Honestly...If Microsoft atleast integrated the HD-DVD drive into their system, the format war would of went completely the other way. Yes sales would be lower for the 360, but HD-DVD would of came out the winner.
Obviously though, throwing the Hd-DVD would hurt microsofts sales bad...so they would never take that route. The fact that sony owns both the PS3 and Blu-ray gave them an unfair advantage...force ps3 adopters to get a blu-ray drive and pay nearly 500 or 600 for the console...But the favor in the format war would tip for blu-ray...talk about greedy and scandalous.
it would be nice when there cheap enough for pc i mean how wouldnt want a bluray disc as a backup
Crisis Causer:Microsoft supported HD DVD and now it's dead.
I wouldn't say they whole-heartedly supported it....they just kinda seemed more like "Well....we don't really want to directly support our competitor (Sony) so I GUESSS we'll kinda back HD-DVD". I guess my point is, I don't think MS was really into the "format battle" as much as their resources would allow......
BUT!! This is all in the past -- now the focus is on Sony's CEOs thinking "we got 'em! how can we gouge them for more $$ now?" I am just waiting for something like differentl levels of blu-ray -- discs that come out full featured vs discs that only come out in like 720p that they'll call the economic line. Or maybe I am not a Sony fanboi and I am just being a negative-nancy about nothing?
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