* Posts by Michael

7 posts • joined 22 Dec 2007

Blu-ray Disc a 'bag of hurt', says Jobs

Michael

Downloads ??

Downloads , streaming HD content ??

You must be joking if on ADSL infrastructure !! Wait till fibre to the home if that ever gets to the masses,.

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Apple out to trump gadget warranty fraudsters

Michael

innovative ??

All that.. and Apple tries to patent it when others already have something similiar. As always, Apple can't come up with any original ideas to patent.

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100Mbit/s sewer broadband rollout coming your way

Michael

FTTH

The future is FTTH and specifically with one of the PON technologies, GPON or GEPON. I'm betting on GPON in UK. cabling through the sewers is actually very good as lng as it is done properly.

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Plunging player prices to reveal Blu-ray vs HD DVD winner?

Michael

Martin Usher

I see your problem, you have a hatred for Sony. You also fail to see that alot of the stuff they develop has not been proprietry, amongst oter things, and along with others they have a patents in MPEG2, MPEG4. CD was delevloped with Philips, DVD with Philips and others, Blueray also with Philips and others. Rootkit btw was something developed 3rd party tp Sony. So you say you like HD-DVD, wel isn't that taking sides, people may as well say you are rooting for say Toshiba, Microsoft etc... You got your HD-DVD, so why can't other people choose BlueRay ?

In your own words BlueRay is trying to carve out another market kust like what HD-DVD is doing , so what's yopur point ?

Your arguments for HD-DVD Vs BlueRay seems only to be about Sony, but the simple fact is that it just isn't Sony by itself..

I stand my assertion, both Blueray and HD-DVD will co-exist in 2008, beyind that I don;t know.

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Michael

Martin Usher

The point about this article is Blue-ray and HD-DVD, obviously they support High-def. The market for DVD is already saturated, people can get a DVD player that plays SD for less than 20 quid now..

If you can't tell the difference between SD vs HD on a 30 inch, then yeah, for you, you should stick with normal DVD and SD images..

The next growth is HD, thus it is fitting that people talk about blue-ray and HD-DVD, yes not all people will get it and first.. but it will gradually seep through just like when CDs were introduced or when DVDs were first introduced. The same will be for HD TVs, they will seep through the market too. so that the average person on the street will have one..

SO which will win B;ue-ray or HD-DVD ??

Personally they will still co-exist through 2008, after that I don't know..

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Michael

MPEG2 ??? MPEG4 ???

I was going to point out the same thing too.. Blue-ray specs dictate that a blue-ray player must support MPEG2 or MPEG4(H.264/AVC/VC-1) and that it is up to the manufacturer or owner/distrbutor of the Blue-ray title of the encoding of the title, it could even be both MPEG2 and MPEG4 on the same disc. but whatever they choose there will be royalties to pay..

Another thing that Adam seems to get mixed up on is the his perception that MPEG2 is inferiror to MPEG4, well an MPEG2 stream at 30mbps will look about the same as say an MPEG4 stream at 12-15mbps.. But as Adam mentions, MPEG2 hardware decoders are well defined and require less processing power if done in software than MPEG4 to do in software..

So the dufferences between HD-DVD or Blue-ray are not to do with the codecs used because they use the same stuff, the primary differences are the storage capacity of each format..

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Michael

Downloads ??? Really ??

DSL will still be around in a few years and for years more by my reckoning.. Those who think that downloading a full HD movie on their DSL line will need to think how much download throughput speeds people are really getting on their DSL lines to how long it would take for them to download a BLUE-Ray or HD-DVDs worth of High definition Video. Those lucky enough to be in a fiber covered area need not think about this...

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