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Sony "Open To Discussions" On Format Wars

It has been revealed that Sony is offering to discuss the terms of the next-generation format wars with Toshiba between Blu-Ray and HD-DVD. Sony has always been confident in the Blu-Ray, saying that it will be the standard for movies and games worldwide. Although Sony's self-esteem has been quite low lately.

"From the point of view to provide the best service to the consumer, one format is better than two. We're open to discussions," commented Sony's Yukinori Kawauchi.

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ORIELKILLER3680d ago

so will sony give up the blue ray or will toshiba give it up ... isnt more for the same price better ... i have seen hd dvd for like 30 or 25 dollars .. same goes for blueray ... but the different is that blueray holds more ... well anyway ... let see what happen

shotty3680d ago

Physical size doesnt matter. Its the quality of the movies. On HD-DVD they can fit full 1080p with True HD audio and all the bonus content with space to spare so obviously space is not an issue. Also HD-DVD titles use VC-1 which IMO looks tons better than MPEG compression. Come on the reason to go to High Def is to get better quality and as of now HD-DVD is the better quality and its cheaper. And if you have an xbox 360 its only $200 to got HD-DVD.

ORIELKILLER3680d ago

so will sony give up the blue ray or will toshiba give it up ... isnt more for the same price better ... i have seen hd dvd for like 30 or 25 dollars .. same goes for blueray ... but the different is that blueray holds more ... well anyway ... let see what happen

Gears3680d ago

Are going to throw in the towel and let HD-DVD be the standard. It is outselling Blu-Ray tremendously this holiday season plus the PS3's are not selling like Sony and their fanboys hoped. I can pick up a PS3 right now, they have 6 at Gamestop a mile from my house. They said they can't get rid of them, and we laughed together, I guess everyone hates sony and the new 3D0.

Rooted_Dust3680d ago

Really? Then pick one up and ship it to me, because I would love one.

Gears3680d ago

But it would hurt my image if anyone seen me with a PS3, only fanboys buy those.

5asawi3680d ago

better a fanboy than a retard hahaha

Gears3680d ago

http://www.jolt.co.uk/index...

Sony has lost confidence iin Blu-Ray, HD-DVD will be the format standar, the DVDForum already decided that long ago. Read the article in the link above, and get your fanboy kleenexes because you are going to need them, Blu-Ray will only be used for games for the PS3. LOL LOSERS

frostbite063680d ago

Seriously dude, just say the ps3 sucks and get done with it. You are starting to sound like a retard.

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RealityCheck3680d ago

With over 1 million Blu-ray players now in homes in the US and Japan (PS3 + standalone), it gives Sony new leverage to convince Toshiba to consider an alliance rather than a drawn out war. They could cross license Blu-ray technology in exchange for the HD-DVD name and VC1 license.

hitthegspot3680d ago

If your numbers are true then tell us here why HD DVD is out selling the Blue crap that Sony is trying to shove down consumer throats? Check out the numbers on Amazon. It might be because HD DVD is a consumer conscious product that empowers the consumer. Not like Blu-g_a_y Disks that are not consumer friendly… Point in fact some HD DVDs come in dual formats DVD and HD DVD with other similar features soon to come (compare the specs). Deal with that. Sony is going down the wrong path yet again by alienating their consumer’s best interests….

ORIELKILLER3680d ago

i mean ... HDDVD movies cost the same as the Blueray ... and the way they look on my 1080p hdtv is the same ... so wat makes hddvd better then blueray ...

RealityCheck3680d ago

As my header suggested "New footing" implies a change has happened, in this case in installed base of players. HD-DVD has been out longer whereas the PS3 arrival is fairly recent so it makes sense that HD-DVD has been selling more titles up to now. My point was that the change in situation could bring compromises and cross-licensing between Sony and Toshiba. A single standard would really help speed adoption and help consumers. I personally do not care who "wins" as long as all titles are available in a single format supported by all hardware manufacturers.

power of Green 3680d ago (Edited 3680d ago )

It's a better value, besides mom and dad can buy a collection of HD-DVD's for movie night for the family, then little timmy and teenage stacy can watch those HD-DVD's in their rooms on a DVD player. lol $1000.00, come on bro!; did you really expect/think one thousand dollar HD-DVD player's would appeal to the masses?, the bulk of consumers are WalMart budget shoppers and are the bulk of any consumer electronic base.

People might still think HD-DVD looks better than Blu-ray from past reviews.

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