It's likely that Sony over time would be willing to pay Toshiba to drop HD DVD, so the industry could focus on the one format and end consumer jitters, one analyst suggests.
"In addition, Toshiba could also negotiate to get some revenue from future Blu-ray-related sales by getting some of its intellectual property into future versions of the technology, Greeson said."
lol - It's all a big money game. Reminds me of the Bilderbergs supporting both sides of major political wars.
all toshiba is doing is throwing money away, they are losing money by cutting prices and wasting money on advertising for a dead cause, i guess this is there "last stand" (hope theyre a good shot with a pistol, cuz sonys using their juggernaut perk)
Toshiba's going out Samurai style.
Let them waste money. They "could" be using that money to start building some Blu-Ray manufacturing infrastructure, but they're continuing to "support" a dead format. Another set of bad decisions by Toshiba.
Cant wait til its out on BluRay. ;)
They got guts i'll give em that
"Guts is enough.."
I guess Toshiba is modern day corporate samurai. I guess they are preparing for one last ride. Too bad Blu-ray is getting those gatling gun ready.
Tell Toshiba if they don't stop supporting HD-DVD that they will charge Toshiba triple the normal licensing fee to make Blu-ray players. I'd like to see Toshiba's response to that.
Oh hell yeah. Same goes for M$, Universal, Paramount or anyone else who wants to drag out what is a forgone conclusion.
How about Toshiba and the rest of the DVD forum(which voted for and still supports HD-DVD) just triples the fees for all SD-DVD releases?
Since DVD still makes up 95% of all disc sales, I'm willing to bet that would hurt Blu-ray exclusive companies more.
they can do that of course. With such sour losing attitude, you can ensure nobody studio will ever do business with them. They will stop DVD production, focus only blu-ray and disallow Toshiba to have any venture over media. I doubt Toshiba will do that.
Unless Sony pays 1 BILLLIONNNN DOLLLLARS *raises pinky to mouth*
edit: a disagree? what you dont like my Dr. Evil impression?
It could be that sony is the persian empire and toshiba is the last 300 spartans.
Ah to hell with it. Toshiba can still support hddvd by making a dual format player.
But you are forgetting 2 facts
1.The spartans won
2.300 is on blu-ray ;)
I think he think that
Blu-Ray got HD-DVD outnumbered and won the first battle. But HD-DVD will gather up with just remaining studios and launch the final attack and win.
Sony bled for years until consumer Betamax died out (it was still used by pros for some time). Hopefully Toshiba don't do consumers the same dis-service.
I'm going to pick up one more HD DVD player (A30 or A35) and then put up my A2 once I find a good enough deal on one. I imagine in the next few months the prices will continue to go down. Until Universal moves over to Blu Ray the format will continue to happen.
So Toshiba is going to drag it out it hopes of a payoff, further delaying the HD adoption rate to the detriment of the whole movie industry.
I might start making a conscience effort, not to buy anything that has Toshiba written on it. They are screwing everyone for their own benifit.
You've already lost the War Toshiba, you dont want to lose your good name along with it. Drag this out too much longer and suffer the consumer backlash. Everything to sell has a competitor selling a similar product and this is all the reason I need to choose them over you.
What's wrong with them being competitive.
I see the same thing from HD VMD too but it's all about competitiveness.
Tosh will probably ride HD DVD until 09'
Then it will either be dead or still kicking.
Without the price wars between HD and BD players I doubt any of us would've seen $299 BD players so soon.
Now drive down the HD and BD media prices. Hi Def movies cost too much..currently.
Sony didn't drag out the VHS/BETA war for 8 years, did they?
No wait, they did. I guess it didn't really hurt them did it?
Why would they wave a white flag? They have millions of movie titles and hardware that they manufactured that they need to liquidate.
No, I'm Just Kidding. I'm with The Winner By Knockout......
I found this on the AVS Forum:
"I would like to state that we have 20+ titles that will be released this year. We will continue to support the format. We would like to thank all of the AVS forum members for their support in 2007 and we look forward to their continued support in 2008.
Having worked at WHV for 5 years I know that employee turnover rates are very high. Watch for a complete reversal on their stance within 3 weeks. The group of WHV execs who have authorized these exclusivity statements will most likely be moving on soon. It appears that they overstepped their bounds in releasing the statement last week.
Thank you AVS!
HD Post Consulting
Seems like the guy believes WB will back track by sometime in Feb. At first I thought it was just a hoax of some sort. But then I found this today...
Today WB fired US Marketing Executive Dawn Taubin.
Makes you wonder.
Will more heads roll in the coming weeks?
Wishful thinking there man. Give it up it's over.
to think that a marketing executive made decision over choosing blu is pretty desperate. This kind of shocking news required board approval, so don't count your chicken.
This video is very fitting for this situation:
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