Only 2 manufacturers out of approximately 10 are reported to be on track to maintain their actual shipments of next gen players due to a shortage of laser diodes
what is up with you Thugbot187. seems like you're only out to post negative news about the PS3, even if they're old. are you on a crusade to destroy the PS3? Lol.
News is news my dear friend.
LOL, it's hard to find any positive news on the PS3. Anyhow thought this article might explain the delays in productions of PS3.
twas a bit weird, he seems to only tick ps3 and industry news with his articles... I mean if he ticks ps3 how could he not tick 360 as the 360 will be in just as much trouble what with the hd-dvd external drive as the ps3 with the internal drive but there ya go
you don't need the HD-DVD player to play games on the 360. You need that blue laser to play the PS3
ahh right my bad
NOBODY wants HD movies on blu-ray or hd-dvdd. For the next 5 years HDTV's will only be in less than 20% of homes. It's less than 5% now, so I ask Sony where's the drive. The answer is they think by forcing their format YEARS prematurely into a console they can win the format war. And if they do who cares, because the consoles life cycle will be almost out and still cost 300-400 in 5 years. Not to mention by that time 4 years from now we'll have the new xbox with a HD drive possibly or a mega HDD.
Plus, out of that 20%, how many are going to have HDMI hookups and true 1080p resolution? And Blue Laser shortages? Who saw that one coming? Months ago? Heh.
the industry was expecting people to want to upgrade to a next gen movie format around 2008. but because sony and toshiba couldn't agree on a unified format, analysts have now pushed it back to 2010, as people will not want to get stuck with the latest "beta" or "laserdisk" player.
hahahah laserdics. i remember those, and i know a few people who still have them...in their closet collecting dusk though.
Did anyone actaully read the article instead of jumping on the PSZero Sucks and Xflop rulz argument. The way I see this is it is good news for the PS3, bad news for BD, HD-DVD and Mircrsofts HD-DVD external drive.
there are shortages.. sany hasnt even started production that equals bad news for sony because no br drive = no ps3, as for xbox they hd addon isnt needed so you can still play games.
I know that there are shortages, I didn't say that sony had or had not started production of PS3, Also I don't relly care for Blue Ray and HD-DVD movies but I am okay with the fact that they have the Blue Ray Drive with the PS3. I guess this could also be some bizzare marketing stratagy by Sony aming at making the other production lines for the HD-DVD look stupid or something.
Sony are one of only two that actually make the blue diodes,so this will not effect Bluray for the PS3.
Exactly Sony Is one out of ten manufacturers also the fact that they are not shipping anymore blue diodes means that they are just trying to hord alot of diodes so they can make sure they can produce enough PS3.
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