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Old April 21st, 2005, 07:25 AM   #1
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Sony and Toshiba Compromise on DVD format?

Found two articles this morning on this topic. Looks like a compromise is is the works for the new DVD standard. That may be in the best interest of all. Maybe Sony is remembering Beta! We will wait to see what the capacity of the compromise standard is. I think it is better than a war!

"Sony, Toshiba Mull Unified Format to Avoid DVD War

http://cnn.netscape.cnn.com/ns/news/...5.htm&sc=rittz

TOKYO (Reuters)
"Sony and Toshiba have reportedly already begun briefing Walt Disney Co. and other Hollywood movie studios for approval of a unified standard, paving the way for the signing of an agreement between the rival camps."



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Thursday, April 21, 2005
Sony, Toshiba Seek Unified DVD Format

http://my.netscape.com/corewidgets/n...07290001237490

TOKYO (AP) - Sony Corp. and Toshiba Corp. said Thursday they are
in negotiations about how to resolve their competing
next-generation optical disk formats, aiming to give consumers a
unified video technology.

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Old April 21st, 2005, 08:57 AM   #2
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Let's hope this works out.

I think it would be best in the end for consumers - assuming of course they choose the blueray standard! j/k
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Old April 22nd, 2005, 09:15 PM   #3
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Although not part of the official festivities, is the
rumored compromise among the major electronics companies
on High Def DVD technology. Hope you didn't preorder that Blu
Ray DVD machine, because it appears there will actually be a
third format that is a hybrid of the Blu Ray and HD DVD formats:
http://tinyurl.com/7dcs4
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Old April 23rd, 2005, 08:30 AM   #4
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I would like to thank the new CEO of Sony for making this possible.
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Old April 23rd, 2005, 12:56 PM   #5
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Can't we skip all these and go right to HVD?
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Old April 25th, 2005, 10:28 AM   #6
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well this is certainly good news. the faster they agree and get on the same page the faster we can implement the technology in our own lives and jobs.
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Old April 25th, 2005, 01:56 PM   #7
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This story seems to still be developing. In the following article the author speculates that the possible compromise in the works could mean anywhere from a six to twelve month delay in the rollout of HD DVD players...

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmp...25/bs_nf/33380
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Old April 25th, 2005, 02:42 PM   #8
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Another school of thought says that both formats will go the way of BRI internet access.(Anyone remember it ?) By the time they get established they will already be superseeded by broadband delivery of HD content.
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Old April 25th, 2005, 03:14 PM   #9
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Another school of thought says that both formats will go the way of BRI internet access.(Anyone remember it ?) By the time they get established they will already be superseeded by broadband delivery of HD content.
Will you really even need a HD or HDV recorder or player? I guess people will want them, but there will be more and more on-demand broadband HD and SD delivery.
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Old May 12th, 2005, 07:15 AM   #10
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http://reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml...toryID=8434775

Blu-Ray format with HD DVD protecion is likey win.
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Old May 12th, 2005, 09:11 AM   #11
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I can't find a link to it, but the format war may be far from over. Yesterday Toshiba announced a new three-layer HD DVD with storage capacity comparable to blu ray...
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Old May 12th, 2005, 11:07 AM   #12
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The Reuters' article was wrong according to Toshiba.
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