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Old 02-21-2008   #392
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Default Re: HD Disc Format War Not Over By a Long Shot

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Originally Posted by DaViD Boulet View Post
So now that we have one HDM format, the real battle with SD DVD can begin.

I hope that at AVrev we're all on the same side of this new battle (hint, it's the high-def side).
Sony could help their cause and drive faster acceptance of the Blue Ray format for movie buffs if they do TWO things:

(1) Add a standard DVD layer to Blue Ray (they have the room) so they are backwardly compatible with existing "regular" DVD players; and

(2) Price these discs the same as regular DVD's.

The benefits?

(1) Retailers don't have to stock dual inventories.

(2) We now have a "universal" disc that will play on either player.

(3) Both the video aficionados who hang here and Joe and Susie Sixpack are happy - They only have to buy one disc.

Sony has already established this precedent with dual-layer SACD and Redbook CD's.

Sony, are you listening?
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