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Old 08-23-2006, 09:33 PM   #1  
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Panasonic President Martin Kono has recently said that the market for high-definition DVDs will be small at least for the next year.

Speaking at a recent Panasonic display in New York, he said that there's still a strong market for regular DVDs, and the confusion over the format war, together with consumers not wanting to get stuck with a losing format. He also said that the initial prices of HD formats were too high.

Panasonic also said that they had no plans to make larger than 65 inch plama TVs, except for their limited edition 103-incher, as their main market share came from 60-inch and below screens.

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Panasonic President Martin Kono has recently said that the market for high-definition DVDs will be small at least for the next year.

Speaking at a recent Panasonic display in New York, he said that there's still a strong market for regular DVDs, and the confusion over the format war, together with consumers not wanting to get stuck with a losing format. He also said that the initial prices of HD formats were too high.

Panasonic also said that they had no plans to make larger than 65 inch plama TVs, except for their limited edition 103-incher, as their main market share came from 60-inch and below screens.

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Yeah - and it'll stay small as long as they are pushing Blur-Ayd
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Old 09-04-2006, 12:14 PM   #4  
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Do you ever post anything useful? Are you really that jealous that we're all enjoying movies in pristine HD, with fantastic sound encoded with advanced audio codecs, while you're left defending a company (that couldn't give a crap about you) that has made plenty of promises and delivered on very few? It's okay. You can stop any time. We will accept you on the HD DVD side, but the first step towards redemption is admitting you were wrong.

Go ahead. I'll wait.
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Do you ever post anything useful? Are you really that jealous that we're all enjoying movies in pristine HD, with fantastic sound encoded with advanced audio codecs, while you're left defending a company (that couldn't give a crap about you) that has made plenty of promises and delivered on very few? It's okay. You can stop any time. We will accept you on the HD DVD side, but the first step towards redemption is admitting you were wrong.

Go ahead. I'll wait.
Which company is that? If your answer is Sony you are seriously diluted.
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He is saying that Sony does not care about you? DO you question this as diluted?
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Blu-ray is positioned poorly in the first quarter of the game because of Sony. Blu-ray will succeed in spite of Sony, not because of Sony. Blu-ray does not need Sony to be a successful high definition media format on the hardware side. Its like that one cocky kid who thinks he's way better than he really is , that every team has that everyone else on the team wishes would just shut the F up, but there is nothing that can be done. They keep running their mouth and the rest of the team has to "deal" with it and pick up the slack. That's Sony in this war. But, whatcha gonna do, you know.
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I think Sony has done more for HD-DVD than they have for BD so far since they both launched.

Thank GOD Sony will be the last to release in HD-DVD if BD loses.
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Which company is that? If your answer is Sony you are seriously diluted.
Perhaps I should have said format, not company. Either way, your self-proclaimed neutrality is laughable at best. You should really do a little more research before you post. It would make you at least appear to know what you're talking about. As of now, any reasonable person would automatically dismiss any and all posts of yours as FUD.
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Blu-ray is positioned poorly in the first quarter of the game because of Sony. Blu-ray will succeed in spite of Sony, not because of Sony. Blu-ray does not need Sony to be a successful high definition media format on the hardware side. Its like that one cocky kid who thinks he's way better than he really is , that every team has that everyone else on the team wishes would just shut the F up, but there is nothing that can be done. They keep running their mouth and the rest of the team has to "deal" with it and pick up the slack. That's Sony in this war. But, whatcha gonna do, you know.
Good post, Mr. P. (just a typo at the beginning where you typed "will" instead of "would") I've never heard Sony referred to as a liability by a BD fan. Maybe they should give bonuses to Sony BD reps every time they don't make arrogant remarks in an interview or press conference. But then again, there's no such thing as arrogance in Sonyland, so that wouldn't work
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He is saying that Sony does not care about you? DO you question this as diluted?
No I am questioning his alligation that I am a Sony fanbody. When I believe that Sony has been ruining Blu-Ray with its idiotic choice of a codec.
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No I am questioning his alligation that I am a Sony fanbody. When I believe that Sony has been ruining Blu-Ray with its idiotic choice of a codec.
I've already corrected my allegation in a previous post. I fully acknowledge that you're a Blu Ray fanboy, not a Sony fanboy.

BTW - it's not just Sony's use of MPEG-2 that is "ruining Blu Ray."
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