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Pioneer drops red laser DVD in favour of Blu-Ray

ah802
06-05-2006, 10:48 AM
http://www.forbes.com/technology/feeds/afx/2006/06/04/afx2791613.html

Linking up with Matsushita Electric Industrial Co to cut costs, according to the article.. one wonders were CD owners will be in a few years, or should that speculation be.. wonder where Pioneer will be in a few years?

Pioneer posted a group net loss of 84.9 bln yen in the past year through March. Its DVD recorder shipments declined 2 pct on the year to around 930,000 units.

Revolv
06-06-2006, 03:07 AM
Pioneer issued a press release yesterday denying that this is true. They will not be dropping their DVD business, nor linking with Matsushita.

paulc
06-06-2006, 09:12 AM
Whoa, that speculation sure is nerve-making! More for computer applications, I have long used Pioneer burners, I have found them to be uniformly excellent.

ah802
06-06-2006, 11:06 AM
Pioneer issued a press release yesterday denying that this is true. They will not be dropping their DVD business, nor linking with Matsushita.
Can you post denial link... the Forbes info has been making the rounds.

Revolv
06-06-2006, 01:22 PM
Can you post denial link... the Forbes info has been making the rounds.

Sure - the story is here -

"Pioneer Denies DVD Withdrawal Report"
http://www.cdrinfo.com/Sections/News/Details.aspx?NewsId=17260

ah802
06-06-2006, 09:16 PM
Sure - the story is here -

"Pioneer Denies DVD Withdrawal Report"
http://www.cdrinfo.com/Sections/News/Details.aspx?NewsId=17260

That denial looks soft.. I'm sure we will hear more about this. Perhaps we heard desire rather than press release. I looked on Pioneer's web site and found nothing. Reading the denial, brings more questions than answers.. and gives me the impression of an insider's slipped point of view and the reference to buying rebranded product from others will not help their mark.