Quick Comment On The Hi-Def DVD Wars

2 comments December 27th, 2005at 09:00am Posted by Eli

So I was reading this NYT article about the battle for high-definition DVD supremacy between Blu-Ray (a consortium led by Sony) and HD-DVD (led by Toshiba, and endorsed by Microsoft and Intel), and how the longer it goes on, the worse it will be for the winner. And the thought that came to my mind was, When was the last time Sony ever picked a winner, format-wise? This is the company that backed Betamax, Minidisc, and Memory Stick, all of which became little niche technologies that are only used with Sony products. They’re not necessarily bad or inferior, they just never caught on outside the Sonyverse.

So if you’re placing bets or investments, my recommendation is to pick the team that has Microsoft and Intel on board.

I don’t really have any other point to make here, I just wanted to bash Sony for their inability to create standards.

Entry Filed under: Technology

2 Comments

  • 1. Crescendo  |  December 27th, 2005 at 9:14 am

    Interesting topics.
    Happy New Year !

  • 2. Elmo  |  December 27th, 2005 at 11:12 am

    Sony deserves a little bashing…If not for just their feeble attempts to secure cd’s from piracy.


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