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Has anyone in this forum considered to license the HD1000 from Panasonic and manufacture the unit under a different name? Something like that could be viable and I believe the market is there for the product.


Why did Panasonic stop making that unit in the first place, anyone knows?
 

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Originally posted by Pericles:



Why did Panasonic stop making that unit in the first place, anyone knows?
Search this and the HDTV recorders forum. You will get more information then you bargined for.


PANASONIC ANSWER:

"The unit did poorly in sales"


POPULAR FORUM THEORY:

"The MPAA threatened to sue them unless they discontinued it" Well the MPAA can't do that under our current constitution. Owning a HDTV VCR doesn't automatically mean the user will voilate copyright rules.


MY IDEA AS A HOLLYWOOD ENTERTAINMNET INDUSTRY EMPLOYEE:

All the major studios have massive television interests. Many own large scale television facilities. They also have powerfull control of the independent facilities that the contract work to. Next to Sony, Panasonic is the #2 supplier of profdessional broadcast grade television equipment. Well, you figure it out from here!

 

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At the last CES, I asked this same question. Dan Tarwater with Panasonic told me they were a software friendly company, and that is why the PV HD1000 was discontinued. He said they built the machine so they would have a way to demonstrate their HD displays. The MPAA didn't want them to sell the unit anymore, so it was discontinued. He said Panasonic has no intention of introducing any High Definition recording device in the foreseeable future. This was the same show that JVC and Zenith were showing HD VCRs.




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"Can I please just watch this the way it is supposed to be seen?"
 

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12 years ago, or so, the record/music companies decided to throw everything they had into stopping the release of the DAT (Digital Audio Tape)cassette recording machines. They succeeded, with Congressional hearings, in making the DAT decks, pretty much a professional (high priced $$)piece of equipment. They did not choose their battles well. For we all know that in a few short years, recordable CDs were inexpensive and available to all and that's not to mention MP-3s. Any way, in my opinion, the big Movie/TV companies will do anything to stop the "first" (HD1000) recording machines that will make copies of their material. But no one can stop the inevitable, once anything is digitized it can be easily reproduced. I've heard of people, all ready, connecting computers to their HD rigs and copy anything they want. It's a shame that companies that make fortunes selling us entertainment, want it only on their strict terms (no time-shifting or home recording, which we've been doing for decades). A real crook or bootlegger will all ways find a way to make their copies. How about just buying a DVD and coping that. I own copyrights myself and I believe an artist and publisher should receive fair compensation for their use. That said, if these Movie/TV companies make it too much of a hassle to be entertained with their product, people will go some where else. I've been thinking about this for quite a while and this seemed a good time to add in my "two cents". TR-VA


[This message has been edited by TR-VA (edited 08-19-2001).]
 
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