UnThreaded | Threaded | Whole Thread (5) | Ignore Thread Prev | Next
Author: badboybailbonds Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 8  
Subject: Re: Is Holographic Storage the Holo-Grail? Date: 6/27/2005 4:14 PM
Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll Report this Post | Recommend it!
Recommendations: 0
For PCs, Microsoft is backing HD-DVD while Apple is backing Blu-ray. Sounds great for HD-DVD until you read that for video games, Sony PlayStation 3 is backing Blu-ray (and 1080p HDTV!)while Microsoft XBOX 360 is sticking with "normal" DVDs, focusing more on becoming the home media center (not a bad idea).

While the DVD infrastructures already in place would serve HD-DVD manufacturers, costly new facilities and operations would need to be created in order to support the Blu-ray format. However, given the fact of piracy, requiring new facilities may actually be an ADVANTAGE.

The latest I've heard is that the new DVD factions are wising up (perhaps learning from slow consumer acceptance of SACD and DVD-Audio) and Sony (Blu-ray leader) and Toshiba (HD-DVD leader) are in talks about unifying the 2 formats. The Nihon Keizai Shimbun (Japanese newspaper) reported each camp still wants to use their own disc structure but Sony offers to use HD-DVD's software technology while Toshiba suggesting using Blu-ray's multi-layer recording technology. Seems a bit late in the game to be talking about unifying the technology (I'll believe it when I see it) but it would be best for the industry to avoid the beta/VHS format wars.

Thoughts?
Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll Report this Post | Recommend it!
Print the post  
UnThreaded | Threaded | Whole Thread (5) | Ignore Thread Prev | Next

Announcements

Foolanthropy 2014!
By working with young, first-time moms, Nurse-Family Partnership is able to truly change lives – for generations to come.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Post of the Day:
Macro Economics

Economic Implications of Cuba
What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
Community Home
Speak Your Mind, Start Your Blog, Rate Your Stocks

Community Team Fools - who are those TMF's?
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and "#1 Media Company to Work For" (BusinessInsider 2011)! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.
Advertisement