5 posts • joined 1 Feb 2008
AC, I like the way you complain about cherry picking statistics and then do just that in the following sentence. overall the PS3 has actually been out for 28 months and the 360 for 40 months. that equates to 750000 a month for the PS3 and 700000 for the 360. At that ratio it will take the PS3 another 140 months to surpass the 360 making it nearly 14 years old by that point. Pretty poor for a former market leader.
So Bluray wants to go from marginal high end product to mainstay in a little over 2 years? sure, right after the porcine flying schools become popular.
The statistics listed mean nothing - 11million bluray discs sold globally? that is less than one disc per PS3 sold (14 million), let alone the dozen standalone players sold. Hardly a riproaring success. So bluray to account for 15% of all players sold? where, his local high end audio shop? Sure if you take the PS3 sales into account that may be possible. Bluray to dvd to rise to 40/60 ration by 2010 - where, his personal film collection?
Bluray may one day surplant DVD if there is no other viable alternative available to replace DVD, but until then it is simply this generation's Laserdisc. I mean, this is a format surviving solely on the back of a games console - if you took that to the dragon's den, they would collapse in heaps of laughter.
Get the facts straight
Before this gets out of hand:
1. Single layer Hd DVD= 15gb Dual Layer= 30GB Triple Layer=51GB (improved data density or somthing)
2. BluRay SL= 25GB DL= 50GB 4L= 100GB so 200GB requires at least 8Layers.
3. Both formats support 1080p and both use compressed video on all releases, infact they both use the same codec
4. BDA's Java system is supposed to be an absolute dog to code for, where as MS's HDi is a lot more convenient. As for Java being more open, leading to Linux support - that won't happen due to AACS (the same reason why there is no official playback of DVD on Linux)
5. HD DVD did have data discs available (verbatim and Imation etc) although the writers were no as mumerous and widely available as BluRay writers
6. As Daniel B said, HDDVD has been ademant from the very beginning that they have no intention of introducing region coding. Everything else is speculation.
7. Blu Ray outsold HD DVD in total disc sales 65% to 35% not 3:1. compared to having a potential player base of 90% to 10% so the attach rate of discs per player is greater for HD DVD.
No problem here
My flatmate has had his 360 since it was released, and it has been running for long periods without any problems. I can only recommend it. I might get one myself, then I can kick his backside without paying Live membership ;)
new sony camera
This sounds like the precurser to the much rumoured Pro-level , full frame camera that Sony are supposed to be working on. With the latest Canon Pro DSLR running at 21mp this sounds like the right direction. Look out Medium format, here we come! ;)
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