Originally Posted by pameredith
I didn't know that sacd was a sony license thing. I guess I will just get some dvd-A's instead. Why does sony insist on killing themselves. History tends to repeat itself. Betamax, Minidisk, SACD and now Blu-ray. They keep waiting to corner a market that appeals to the masses and it keeps bitting them in the butt.
Sony - specifically Sony Music got Burned LONG BEFORE SACD.
Sony took a big hit with people copying CDs, or ripping them to MP3 and posting to
Sony wasn't about to let THAT happen again.
Actually, Sony had the superior product in Betamax. However, two things killed Betamax;
the VHS because of its poorer quality, also had longer run time per tape, and the porn
industry standardized on VHS instead of Betamax, since quality was not a major concern.
It doesn't help a company to corner the market with their technology, if people just use
that technology to trade software for free.
I can't blame Sony for locking down their hi-rez format to keep it from being pirated.