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#91760 - 04/21/05 05:22 PM Sony & Toshiba agreement?
snakeyes Offline
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i dont know how much i believe this report but it sounds good.
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#91761 - 04/21/05 08:05 PM Re: Sony & Toshiba agreement?
Ray3 Offline
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Wow, I really WANT to believe it.

A spontaneous outbreak of (profit driven) common sense? This new Pope is REALLY good!

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#91762 - 04/21/05 09:14 PM Re: Sony & Toshiba agreement?
James_T Offline
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Haha! Thanks ray. That made me laugh out loud.
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#91763 - 04/22/05 05:24 AM Re: Sony & Toshiba agreement?
TNTguy Offline
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Bill Hunt at www.thedigitalbits.com has updates on this topic, so check his site regularly.

He chimed in on the topic a few days ago, giving him a chance to lay into Hollywood and the need for one format to benefit both the consumer and the studios. He has mentioned before having two formats will delay serious interest with casual consumers, and worst case scenario, be a niche market. Interesting stuff.

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#91764 - 04/24/05 07:45 PM Re: Sony & Toshiba agreement?
hashts Offline
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Just like Ray I really want to believe this but the realities make it all seem like smoke and mirrors. I read somewhere this is all just bullsh!t posturing and when both camps release their respective products, can blame one another for lack of interoperability.

Both products are WAY too far along to throw it away (and not necessarily start from scratch) but certainly go back to the drawing board. Significant changes will have to be made to make each tech work together. This means R&D, manufacturing, and testing before unleashing the finished product to the consumer. My lay opinion is that this will take anywhere from 1-2 years. With HD-DVD poised to debut later this year I doubt they would cancel that only to redesign it.

Disclaimer: In no way am I an expert, this is all just my humble opinion. I certainly hope I'm wrong but both camps have already come way too far to turn back now.

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#91765 - 05/10/05 06:10 PM Re: Sony & Toshiba agreement?
curtis Offline
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Looks like they are headed in the right direction.

http://money.cnn.com/2005/05/10/technology/dvd_format.reut/index.htm

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#91766 - 05/10/05 06:20 PM Re: Sony & Toshiba agreement?
curtis Offline
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maybe I posted too quickly....because then there is this article!

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/05/10/toshiba_slams_hd_claims/

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#91767 - 05/19/05 02:24 PM Re: Sony & Toshiba agreement?
hashts Offline
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Well it seems the talks are already stalling and I'm not holding out much hope.

http://www.firingsquad.com/news/newsarticle.asp?searchid=8097

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#91768 - 05/19/05 03:28 PM Re: Sony & Toshiba agreement?
TNTguy Offline
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Loc: Utah
"Begun this format war has."

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#91769 - 05/19/05 03:47 PM Re: Sony & Toshiba agreement?
bigjohn Offline
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Loc: San Angelo, TX
"Confused the customers will be!!"

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