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Interesting Article - Blue-ray Dead?


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It's all going to boil down in the end to what the CUSTOMERS want - what killed beta wasn't the technology or the pricing - it was the punters voting with their wallets and buying VHS in preference to Beta.

 

It doesn't matter how much hardware is produced and how cheap it is - if most people go buy Blu-Ray firmware, then HD is dead in the water and that ius going to deepend on which side produces the most titles

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It's all going to boil down in the end to what the CUSTOMERS want - what killed beta wasn't the technology or the pricing - it was the punters voting with their wallets and buying VHS in preference to Beta.

 

It doesn't matter how much hardware is produced and how cheap it is - if most people go buy Blu-Ray firmware, then HD is dead in the water and that ius going to deepend on which side produces the most titles

 

 

The 6 hr., extended play tapes, for the inferior VHS system is what killed Beta. Beta could only record 3-1/2 hours, at the normal quality, which was far superior to VHS, at best quality.

 

I still have 2 working Beta video recorders. I don't use them, but they still work. :)

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It's all going to boil down in the end to what the CUSTOMERS want - what killed beta wasn't the technology or the pricing - it was the punters voting with their wallets and buying VHS in preference to Beta.
Although I can agree to that in theory, but the potential customers would also need to have the chance to make up their minds - which we didn't with HD DVD. Toshiba threw in the towel too oearly.
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Actually the Philips 2000 beat both of them - double sided 4 hour tapes (8 hours total) but it still got knocked out

 

Philips eventually gave in and switched to producing one of the Japanese machines under licewnse until the re-tooled for VHS

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Yep... I'd actually just run across this blog, which appears to reference the one you linked to.

 

I've little interest in Blu-Ray myself. Heck, we still use VHS for our time-shifting. (Sorry, no Tivo attached to our broadcast antenna mounted on our chimney.)

Just read the blog you cited.

 

For those out there w/a blu-ray player, is it true that the player has a slow start up compared to non-blu-ray and that blu-ray does not remember where you are in the middle of a disc when you turn it

off? :wacko:

 

PS:

W./ the snow you get in Owego, I'm glad your chimney's antenna is holding up. :) (I get my share of "lake effect" from Lake Ontario in Baldwinsville. If you don't know what lake effect is, be happy. :rolleyes: )

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Just read the blog you cited.

 

For those out there w/a blu-ray player, is it true that the player has a slow start up compared to non-blu-ray and that blu-ray does not remember where you are in the middle of a disc when you turn it

off? :wacko:

 

PS:

W./ the snow you get in Owego, I'm glad your chimney's antenna is holding up. :) (I get my share of "lake effect" from Lake Ontario in Baldwinsville. If you don't know what lake effect is, be happy. :rolleyes: )

We get some Lake Effect snow, but not as much as you, since we're a bit further south. It's interesting to watch the radar when the Lake Effect engine is running.

 

We have one broken "leg" on our antenna, but it's been up there for 15 years now. We have a rotor on it too so we can turn it around and get a station out of Elmira too, but usually it's pointed over towards Binghamton.

 

As for the player not remembering where he left off on a movie, I suspect that's player specific, but I have no BD experience to go with it.

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