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Old 03-19-08, 04:06 AM   #49
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Default Re: Blu-ray prices go up following HD DVD's death

SilentMercury had a good start. Sony learned from their previous mistake, where VHS would hold more then Sony's Betamax (and have better quality then VHS, which is why television/news broadcasting and such used it for sooooo long) and was the major deciding factor in the decision as Betamax would only hold about 90mins of video. Now Sony has more space on their side while HD DVD was the superior technology. Studios always want the bigger numbers.

The thing with the manufacturing cost that I read a little while back is that the single layered Blu-Ray disc are a lot cheaper to make as they had better yielding then the dual layers because the yields are just crappy (like 30%-50%.) But that was like 6 months ago.

Lets just hope Amazon keeps those BOGO's & B2G1's going. http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/imag.../captnkill.gif
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Old 03-16-09, 07:49 PM   #50
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actually it affects the rich a whole lot more.

Say $1 = 1 pound (it's not but let's just pretend for this illustration). Suppose tomorrow, the value of the dollar drops so that $2 = 1 pound. That's a 50% loss. Now what would you rather lose? 50% of a million dollars (rich people) or 50% of $10,000 (poor people)?
That is stupid logic...

What would you rather have $500,000 or $5,000?

It affects poor people more as they live on the bread line i.e. Poor people rarely have expendable income. So any loss of money is money that cannot afford to lose even if it is a smaller figure.
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Old 03-16-09, 09:45 PM   #51
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That is stupid logic...

What would you rather have $500,000 or $5,000?

It affects poor people more as they live on the bread line i.e. Poor people rarely have expendable income. So any loss of money is money that cannot afford to lose even if it is a smaller figure.
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