Why Sony's Blu Ray has already lost the format war to HD DVD

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by slugbug, Nov 7, 2006.

  1. slugbug

    GMAN Guest


    100MB disks = 15$
    650MB disks = 10$

    To get the same storage as 1 CDRW you'd pay near $95 for the same in zip
    carts at the time . Cant help it that your PC at the time was a "piece"
    GMAN, Nov 12, 2006
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  2. slugbug

    Bill Guest

    The zip drives were notoriously prone to defects. In fact, I seem to
    remember a class action lawsuit on the issue. The Superdisks were
    actually quite reliable. We bought a lot of them and they worked, very
    well. But they never caught on. That was at least partly due to the
    fact that Zip was marketted much more cleverly. It was being pushed at
    you everwhere, in spite of its vast deficiencies. I'm quite sure that
    stores were given incentives to push it on users. If a naive buyer
    asked for a computer, they were always offered a zip drive, never a
    Superdisk. Had to be more profitable or something.

    The format war was, I believe, why almost everyone skipped both and went
    straight to CD's, as the archive medium of choice. In spite of that
    rather explicit lesson, we appear headed for a format war again. Even
    worse, both companies are cooperating with new anti-piracy measures. I
    wish someone would sue them for antitrust violations. But as you haul
    these technology sluts into court, you'll notice that the "police" are
    all pimps.
    Bill, Nov 13, 2006
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