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Old 03-09-2013, 10:51 AM
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Originally Posted by silverado View Post
Sony failed to grab the lions share of royalties and Toshiba did not.
Toshiba did/does(?) chair the DVD group but the patents (royalties) are controlled by 3C Patent Group (Philips, Sony, and Pioneer) and DVD6CLA (which Toshiba is a part of). The physical DVD (and many other parts) as we know it, came from the 3C group, remember, it is just a modified CD. Same with Blu-ray, Sony is just one of many patent holders in One-Blue. IMO, Blu-ray is more of a Panasonic baby than that of Sony’s.

The reason I think many folks associate Sony with Blu-ray is because in the 1998 time frame Sony went to the DVD board with a proposal to develop a standard for a HD disc format. The board dismissed/rejected the proposal so Sony struck out on their own.

Tokyo Japan, February 19, 2002: Nine leading companies today announced that they have jointly established the basic specifications for a next generation large capacity optical disc video recording format called “Blu–ray Disc”.
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Old 03-11-2013, 06:10 PM
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Ah, the memories. *sigh*
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