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Old September 20th, 2004, 01:17 PM   #1
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Blu-ray

Competing for DVD Supremacy
NY Times
By KEN BELSON
Published: September 20, 2004
http://nytimes.com/2004/09/20/technology/20newcon.html?8hpib
http://nytimes.com/2004/09/20/technology/20newcon.html?8hpib=&pagewanted=all&position=

"The rivalry between the competing coalitions - Blu-ray, led by Sony and relying heavily on Sony technology, and the HD-DVD format group using technology from its leaders, Toshiba and NEC - is turning into a fight over whether the television or the computer will dominate the living room."

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Old September 20th, 2004, 05:49 PM   #2
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Sony adding VC-1 and AVC support to Blu Ray means that they should be the odds on favorite. It seems that HD-DVD's only advantage may be cheaper production costs but if Blu Ray can hold more data that means less discs to be pressed ameliorating any HD-DVD production cost advantages. Should be interesting.
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Old September 20th, 2004, 09:38 PM   #3
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Personally, I would much rather have more room than more disks. I just hate putting in a new disk so I can finish my movie :P
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Old September 21st, 2004, 05:04 AM   #4
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I've been waiting for blu-ray for a long time, guess i'll be waiting a little bit longer! oh well good things comes to those who wait.
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Old September 21st, 2004, 12:07 PM   #5
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Not to mention

http://www.macworld.com/news/2004/09/21/sony/index.php

200GB Blu Ray discs that record 8 layers of data are on the docket.
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Old September 22nd, 2004, 03:52 PM   #6
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Russ Meyer is dead

Without dwelling on the subject matter of his films, I have to say I really respected him as an independent filmmaker. He managed to retain ownership of almost all of his films. How many people can say that?
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Old September 22nd, 2004, 09:12 PM   #7
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I stand up and salute him. Reruns of his movies gave me reason to stay up past midnight on many cold, lonely nights.

Here's to you Russ!
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Old September 23rd, 2004, 02:40 PM   #8
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Russ, here's hoping you are resting between two big fat ones in the sky.

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Old September 23rd, 2004, 08:41 PM   #9
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RIP - Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls is one of my faves.
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Old September 28th, 2004, 02:39 PM   #10
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Ny Film Screening Invite.

You are invited to the special film screening of WICKID PISSA FILMS new short film LIFE COACH.

A file clerk gets laid off from his job and then pawns himself off as a famous life coach named Sebastian Starr. Everything goes smoothly until the girl he has a crush on calls and requests his services.

Facing the chance of being revealed a fraud, he's forced to choose between great commercial success and the possibility of love.

WHEN: Saturday, October 2nd, 2004.
PLACE: LAILA LOUNGE
ADDRESS: 113 N 7th St. (b/w Wythe and Berry), Brooklyn, NY 11211
PHONE: 718.486-6791

You can watch Wickid Pissa's short film CELL PHONES & ACTION FIGURES on www.ifilm.com by clicking on this link - http://www.ifilm.com/filmdetail?ifilmid=2458986

A cell phone salesman writes a dirty book in an effort to raise money to buy an engagement ring for his girlfriend. But his world is turned upside down when an eccentric action figure enthusiast steals his car with the books inside.

The film recently played at The New England Film & Video Festival and on The Independent Film Channel.

Check out the feature story in the film magazine IMAGINE NEWS:
http://imaginenews.com/Archive/2003/FEB_2003/01_FEATURES/18A_JOSH_MITCHELL.html

Please RSVP to mitchmitchell24@hotmail.com

Thank you.

-JOSH MITCHELL
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PS - A new short film on the French playwright Feydeau called "Marriage is a Farce" will also be shown.
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Old September 28th, 2004, 03:57 PM   #11
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I may be in NY on Saturday. What time is the screening?
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Old September 29th, 2004, 03:17 PM   #12
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what is blue ray exactly, is it a type of DVD burner, company or what?
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Old September 29th, 2004, 03:56 PM   #13
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It's a higher density DVD-like recording technology which utilizes a laser with a shorter wavlength (hence blue color), than the typical "fatter" red laser recording system that we all use now. It has the potential to immediately hold more than 10X the data than current DVDs (and later, possibly way more than that).

8 substrates sounds like quite a lot, and many more chances for rot, unless they are gold. Wouldn't that make the discs pretty pricey? Although the cost:storage ratio would still be awsome...I am imagining an 8-layer Blu-Ray ReWritable disc, and doing a complete system backup sans compression. Now that would be nice.
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Old September 29th, 2004, 04:38 PM   #14
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I just found this site through one of the Mac forums posts from the 200GB Blu-Ray article...

What would you guys even do with a 100TB disc system?
http://www.physorg.com/preview785.html
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Old September 29th, 2004, 04:49 PM   #15
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Record your film in uncompressed 4:4:4 with enough resolution to project from?

Now that would be much easier than reels...
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