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post #151 of 167
Can we please go back to the topic at hand, namely, a combo player by Pioneer?

Thanks.
post #152 of 167
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Originally Posted by rdjam
Personally, I think that Sony would have been far better off getting software from Apple than Sun. I think they made a critical compromise here due to Apple's being a competitor in some cases.

Again, the Sony decisionmaking aparatus has missed an opportunity IMO
I absolutely agree, they could have worked with Apple and AND Microsoft, but they seem determined to do their own thing no matter whether it makes sense or not.

Just the same as there could have been a compromise with a bd/hd unification. My understanding is that it really could have happened (like the old DVD deal)

John
post #153 of 167
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Originally Posted by Grubert
Can we please go back to the topic at hand, namely, a combo player by Pioneer?

Thanks.
Actually just PC drive and not a STB. ;) Hate to be devil's advocate but other than Internet rumors does anyone have any hard facts that there truly is a prototype BDR-103 drive being shown. Unfortunately with the Internet just one planted hoax can turn into 1000's of factual stories in just a few hours.
post #154 of 167
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Originally Posted by truffleshuffle83
while i completely agree that hd-dvd is destroying blu ray right now, theres no denying the force ps3 will have on the hd-dvd/bd market.
I think there is as there is no clear consensus of the force the PS3 will have on the gaming market. While some experts think Sony will have continued success with PS3, others portend a Dreamcast-like flameout. That uncertainty (however limited it may appear) is exclusively about gaming. So you have to be willing to entertain the notion that uncertainty about the impact of the PS3 as a next gen movie device is even greater.
post #155 of 167
Hate to say I-told-you-so, but here's an update from CD Freaks

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"Currently we have no plans to do so..... however, Pioneer will monitor the market situation with other formats and will "consider" to adopt those formats as and where the market is demanding it".

He went on to say that his comments to some press people at IFA have been taken totally out of context and that it has been concluded by themselves that Pioneer would be introducing HD DVD support into their 3rd generation BD writer model.

fuad
post #156 of 167
Well it looks like we can lock this thread up now. The story turned out to be false!
post #157 of 167
thread title edited (it was too good to be true)
post #158 of 167
Sony's lawyers work FAST! ;) Wow!

Trust me - no smoke without fire - Sony's just making sure they don't talk the wrong game right now....
post #159 of 167
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Originally Posted by rdjam
Sony's lawyers work FAST! ;) Wow!
Almost as fast as HD DVD's defense force here on avs.
post #160 of 167
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Originally Posted by Jazar
Almost as fast as HD DVD's defense force here on avs.
Heh! Only required due to the Bloo army forces :)
post #161 of 167
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Originally Posted by MylovelyPQ
Well it looks like we can lock this thread up now. The story turned out to be false!
Or Sony twisted their arm.
post #162 of 167
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Originally Posted by markrubin
thread title edited (it was too good to be true)
yeah !! sooo not nice of Pioneer to build people's hope up then crashing them down ... :p
post #163 of 167
just an internet rumour, as most people expected...
post #164 of 167
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Originally Posted by Issac Hunt
just an internet rumour, as most people expected...
yeah pure rumour .. an imaginative one i might say ... complete with the drive model number and date of release too ... :D
post #165 of 167
of a drive probably in the pipeline, just not with the features the "journalist" involved decided to assign it...
post #166 of 167
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Originally Posted by GAR1969
PS3...PS3...PS3.
Where i live, 90% of parents would never buy a game console for $600-700 or even $500. Period. They aren't rich.
Yeah, except average gamer is 25+, at least in US, and at that age most of them don't rely on their parents ;)
post #167 of 167
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Originally Posted by Zvi7799
Yeah, except average gamer is 25+, at least in US, and at that age most of them don't rely on their parents ;)
Whats the avg age of ps2 user vs xobx vs pc gamer ?
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