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[News] [SOT] "Dumping" Techniques Uses Against Blu-Ray?

  • Subject: [News] [SOT] "Dumping" Techniques Uses Against Blu-Ray?
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 22 Nov 2007 02:54:30 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
  • User-agent: KNode/0.10.4
Tosh to tempt laptop buyers with free HD DVDs

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


It has always been dodgy... how Microsoft and Toshiba "dumped" products and
possibly bribed studios to switch to HD-DVD (see below). It doesn't receive
much coverage, but it may be similar to Microsoft's OOXML frauds, which are
well recoreded.


Two Studios to Support HD DVD Over Rival

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|     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?

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| 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.   


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