03-28-2008 06:23 PM #136Banned
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03-28-2008 06:40 PM #137
Msoft are playa haters!
They didn't do enough to support their failed partner, now they want to bicker and cry...
War is over, nothing to see here.Panasonic DMP-BD30K
72" 1080P DLP
55" 720P LCOS
Two HSU VTF-3 HO subs & Two MBM-12 subs
= 450 = 61
Coming soon: 72" Vizio 3D LED TV & Panny 3D BD player, & Onkyo TX-SR808 3D reciever.
03-28-2008 07:01 PM #138
Turkish = Idiot HD DVD fan turned Idiot download fan
Charlie = Microsoft
Sausages = Downloads
Five minutes = 18 months
Two minutes = 12 months
Turkish: "What's happening with those sausages, Charlie?"
Sausage Charlie: "Five minutes, Turkish."
Turkish: "It was "two minutes" five minutes ago." ...
And repeat X INFINITY
03-30-2008 11:02 AM #139Member
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I don't believe Microsoft has ever been successful in predicting, or leading, the next trend in anything. They usually wait for a trend to be identified, and then throw $$$$$$$$$$$ at it try and take over that market, which they do extremely well (as they did with Word, Excel, Internet Explorer, etc).
This is an example of a company with a true ability to predict and/or define a trend:
03-30-2008 12:55 PM #140
Can we all have some of what he's taken.Dedicated Cinema Room, Sound: (OLD Denon AVP-A1 (Decoder), TOA 2 & 3) New Feb/08- Onkyo 905, B&W 600 Speakers, DVD: Pioneer DV-989avi, Projector: Hitachi PJ-TX300 (will upgrade to FullHD in 2008)
Blu-Ray: 40 odd, PS3 x 2 Region A (USA) & B (CH).
SD DVD: ~1000 & growing
The Future is Blu - Go Blu !!!
03-30-2008 02:05 PM #141I don't like to see misinformation by people with an agenda. Please don't confuse me with a format fanboy. However, I do enjoy the odd internet fight.
Sony52 yamaha HTPC HDPVR :87 Very
03-30-2008 03:11 PM #142
But in the thought of DD vs. BD, one won't overtake the other. Blu-ray will be great for the in-home experience. My idea is that digital downloads will probably be here to replace the rental market and provide a market for portable devices (i.e., PSP, laptops (using a memory stick or SD card)). Digital Downloads have the potential to even out with DVD. Right now, I do all rentals via the XBL Marketplace, it's much more convenient and you still get a higher picture quality than a DVD (given that you download the HD version).
03-30-2008 03:16 PM #143
03-30-2008 05:00 PM #144The console war intensified this week, with senior Xbox exec boss Chris Lewis branding disc formats a thing of the past as Microsoft slashed the price of 360 in Europe – with the entry level model now half the price of Sony's Blu-ray supporting PlayStation 3.
"Going forwards, digital downloads is really where it's at," Lewis told GamesIndustry.biz. "More and more people's ongoing and ever-increasing downloading of music and movies is becoming the de facto. I think that's going to happen in very short order; people want to consume that way. Before very long we will look back wistfully at shiny discs as something that was somewhat a historic phenomenon in a way that we kind of think about vinyl or VCRs today."
While Microsoft's belief in the long term potential of downloadable content over physical storage media is well documented, Lewis claimed that, despite Blu-ray's victory, the shift away from discs will happen "sooner than any of us think".
"That's the future direction, and I think that's going to be the case in the next 12-18 months," he predicted. "I think we're going to be talking much more about that than anything else. Do I think that this Christmas will somehow be defined by DVD playback? I genuinely don't think that will be the case. I do not think that [the demise of HD DVD] will have any material impact on our console velocity. And I think other factors, specifically our architecture around downloads, is far more advantageous and important for the future."
He added: "We are best placed to offer that, we already offer that, our online pedigree is such that we will offer the best and most seamless experience."
Lewis's comments follow remarks made earlier this week by Xbox 360 product manager Aaron Greenberg, who said in repsonse to speculation: "Xbox is not currently in talks with Sony or the Blu-ray Association to integrate Blu-ray into the Xbox experience. We're the only console offering digital distribution of entertainment content."
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