Home Messages Index
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
Author IndexDate IndexThread Index

[News] [SOT] Microosft Loses Format War to Sony

  • Subject: [News] [SOT] Microosft Loses Format War to Sony
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2007 06:26:50 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
  • User-agent: KNode/0.10.4
Blu-ray discs outsell HD DVDs by miles

,----[ Quote ]
| Blu-ray is doing well in the States too, with Home Media Research saying that 
| by October, they'd outsold HD-DVD titles by almost two to one in 2007. 


So, Toshiba (Zune maker) is letting go despite possible Microsoft briberies
(see below). PS3 outsells XBox360 10:1 in Japan while pace more than doubles
in the States. Microsoft must be getting more worried about Sony, which sold
over 100,000,000 PS2 and this time around supports Linux too (Microsoft's #1
threat, by its own admission).


Tosh to tempt laptop buyers with free HD DVDs

,----[ Quote ]
| Buy it and the company will send you the discs - worth £75, it said.


Two Studios to Support HD DVD Over Rival

,----[ Quote ]
|     But money talks: Paramount and DreamWorks Animation together will receive 
|     about $150 million in financial incentives for their commitment to HD 
|     DVD, according to two Viacom executives with knowledge of the deal but 
|     who asked not to be identified.   
|     The incentives will come in a combination of cash and promotional 
|     guarantees. Toshiba, for instance, will use the release of “Shrek the 
|     Third” as part of an HD DVD marketing campaign.  
|     Paramount and DreamWorks Animation declined to comment. Microsoft, the 
|     most prominent technology company supporting HD DVDs, said it could not 
|                                                                   ^^^^^^^^^
|     rule out payment but said it wrote no checks. “We provided no financial
|     ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^     
|     incentives to Paramount or DreamWorks whatsoever,” said Amir Majidimehr, 
|     the head of Microsoft’s consumer media technology group.    


Is Toshiba Giving Away The Razor [HD DVD] To Get You To Buy The Blades?

,----[ Quote ]
| I just received an e-mail tonight from the folks at the EMA (Electronic 
| Merchant's Association), who are responsible for a big industry event next 
| week, the Home Media Expo.   


[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
Author IndexDate IndexThread Index