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Old January 26th, 2004, 08:00 PM   #1
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US Dept. of Justice investigating Blu-Ray

FYI - hope this speeds up and doesn't hurt HD-DVD!

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Old January 27th, 2004, 07:23 AM   #2
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The DOJ just doesn't seem to learn when it comes to these things. They should be attacking the MPAA over copy protection, not Sony over trying to set a standard.
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Old January 27th, 2004, 07:34 AM   #3
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...not Sony over trying to set a standard.
Hmmm. Sony's BETA thing is still fresh on my mind, and I think their microMV was another attempt at setting a standard...Sony's standard.
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Old January 27th, 2004, 03:32 PM   #4
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And beta actually was the superior standard (as recognized by broadcasters) and blue-ray is too.
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Old January 27th, 2004, 07:30 PM   #5
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Well, yes. BETA was superior but Sony either didn't want to share it or wanted too much money from other cam makers, from what I recall. That was the issue which lead it to failure.
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Old January 27th, 2004, 09:29 PM   #6
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I second that, Frank. JVC sold VHS product rights to other companies like it was going out of style. Hence, lower price, higher availability.
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Old January 29th, 2004, 07:57 AM   #7
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Ok sure, but you know, if they go with WM9, they've got the same problem from Microsoft. So if you're going to trust a giant, why not trust the one who's overing the disk with more long term beenfits? That's clearly blu-ray. Even if we don't need 30 GB today, we will tomorrow. DVD-9 can't last forever.
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