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Old 01-24-08, 08:55 AM   #53
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Default Re: The End For Blu-Ray?

Originally Posted by Imbroglio
Just so that we are on the same page, you do realize that Average Joe thinks that upconverting dvds looks "just as good" as HDM. The quality difference between vhs and dvd is not the same to average joe as upconverted dvds and HDM. HDM won't be decided in 5 months, let alone 5 years. it's naive to think otherwise. you really think DVD players will be around in 5 years. Five years ago people thought that 480i was the bomb. Analog ruled the roost. PS2 and XBox were far superior to most computers. Graphic cards had 64mb of RAM. Hell, George W was still polling alright. If you are naive to enough to believe that an old format such as DVD will be viable you do not understand corporate. Once the HD DVD thing goes away; if you can't smell the writing on the wall you are either a fanboy or own Toshiba stock; Blu Ray players will become as ubiquitous as water. The original DVD player a few years ago was over 1000 dollars. Blu Ray players are already at 350. Do you think that the consortium the supports Blu Ray wil continue to make a product that will essentially give them nil profits (DVD). Remember, Blu Ray is backwards compatible and upconverting also. Here goes:

The Blu-ray Disc format was developed by the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA), a group of leading consumer electronics, personal computer and media manufacturers, with more than 180 member companies from all over the world. The Board of Directors currently consists of:

Apple Computer, Inc.
Dell Inc.
Hewlett Packard Company
Hitachi, Ltd.
LG Electronics Inc.
Matsu****a Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Pioneer Corporation
Royal Philips Electronics
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Sharp Corporation
Sony Corporation
Sun Microsystems, Inc.
TDK Corporation
Thomson Multimedia
Twentieth Century Fox
Walt Disney Pictures
Warner Bros. Entertainment

Look at the manufacturers. LG, Sony, Mitsibushi, Pioneer, etc...think about who manufacturers DVD players and Blu Ray players. Oh well, believe what you will my friend.
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