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Old 02-06-2008   #115
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Lotus,

Care to comment on the shake up that's going on with Time Warner today? There's a couple conflicting quotes out there right now, but the one thing in common with them is that they (TWX) are trying to decide what's best for their film division. Is this maybe the window of opportunity someone looking to buy a movie studio might have been waiting for?

"Bewkes also said that the company plans to reduce corporate costs by 15%, which would save the company $50 million. And the new CEO questioned whether Time Warner should keep both Warner Brothers and New Line film studios. "

Source: http://articles.moneycentral.msn.com...06markets.aspx

Different version from a diffrerent source.

"Bewkes also said the company will look to aggressive cost cuts, including an initial slash of corporate spending by more than 15% and a cost reduction at Time Warner's New Line film studio. Bewkes questioned whether it makes sense to have separate infrastructures for the company's Warner Brothers and New Line film studios. "

Source: http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/...0_FORTUNE5.htm
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Lotus,

Care to comment on the shake up that's going on with Time Warner today? There's a couple conflicting quotes out there right now, but the one thing in common with them is that they (TWX) are trying to decide what's best for their film division. Is this maybe the window of opportunity someone looking to buy a movie studio might have been waiting for?

"Bewkes also said that the company plans to reduce corporate costs by 15%, which would save the company $50 million. And the new CEO questioned whether Time Warner should keep both Warner Brothers and New Line film studios. "

Source: http://articles.moneycentral.msn.com...06markets.aspx

Different version from a diffrerent source.

"Bewkes also said the company will look to aggressive cost cuts, including an initial slash of corporate spending by more than 15% and a cost reduction at Time Warner's New Line film studio. Bewkes questioned whether it makes sense to have separate infrastructures for the company's Warner Brothers and New Line film studios. "

Source: http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/...0_FORTUNE5.htm
He's basically saying that New Line is "dead," and that they're seriously looking into merging New Line and WB.

However some could see it as a "New Line," is for sale. All New Line has going for it is "The Hobbit," but that alone would push New Line's costs to nearly $8B to purchase (if they were willing to sell).
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Thanks for the input on that.
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If something that someone says is fact cannot be substantiated with a credible source, then most people in the world would consider it a rumor and not a fact. If they want to show that it is a fact and not a rumor, all that they have to do is provide documentation from a credible source.

Lotus, an electrical engineer can design something to do a specific task, but just because it was designed to do the task does not, in fact, mean that it does what it was designed to do, regardless of who designed it or what is was designed to do. Until said engineerís white paper specifications are proven to properly work, it does not matter how many (or how few) people sign off on them. Once successful prototypes are produced and tested successfully multiple times the technology is proven to work. That is why companies donít produce in bulk immediately after a design is come up with. They want to be sure that they will not lose the money that they spent retrofitting a facility to produce it because of an unforeseen problem. When something has to work with existing technology, such as existing players, it is far more likely to have unexpected problems than if they are dealing with totally new technology.

Someone said that only Microsoft, Toshiba, Universal, Paramount, or any other member of the HD DVD PRG can comment as to the readiness of these discs. If you (or anybody) will simply provide a link to or a direct quote (with proper source citations) from a credible source (i.e a press release) showing that the TL51s have been tested in older machines, are playing properly on them, and that they are in the process of retrofitting any of their HD DVD production facilities to manufacture TL51 discs, then people will consider it a fact instead of a rumor.
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Why are Blu-ray supporters so concerned with debunking the TL51? I don't understand why anyone cares. Are we just so used to fighting about these formats that we must put down our opponents at every opportunity?

Either the discs will come or they won't. I don't really see them mattering to the health of the format unless someone does something creative with SD and HD layers. Anyway, we'll find out soon enough if they will be produced.
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If something that someone says is fact cannot be substantiated with a credible source, then most people in the world would consider it a rumor and not a fact. If they want to show that it is a fact and not a rumor, all that they have to do is provide documentation from a credible source.
It's out there google it. Other BD people have said they've read the article as well. It's out there so go google and have fun. I have more important things to do.

Also white papers are proven by science btw.
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