Panasonic: HD-DVD and Blu-ray will always compete

I just posted the article Panasonic: HD-DVD and Blu-ray will always compete.

If we
have to believe an excutive officer of Panasonic then we will never see
a combined blue laser format. A combined blue laser format would give consumer
the benefits of the technology but…

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That would be a disaster… But I don’t think that both will survive too long…

Competition is good for the market place, without it we might have been forced to only use DVi/HDMI to view 1080i. DVD -r / +r competed and neither died, HD DVD adn Blu-Ray and HD DVD will both co exist once dual players come out.

“Blu-Ray and HD DVD will both co exist once dual players come out” Once Affordable dual players come out.

Yep hope it continues for a long time. Who wants some monopoly of DRM on our systems, I would rather have the choice to be honest. Combo players will be around very soon anyway, I dont see the problem.

What with all the copy protection and HDMI issues…I predict both formats will not catch on for watching video:Joe Sixpack isn’t going to spend $500US on a DVD player and $30 for a DVD,BluRay will be a hit for PC use though.

Boycott HD! They deny our fair use? We deny their profit!

You cannot compare HD-DVD vs Blue-Ray with DVD-R vs DVD+R. DVD-/+R are compatible, once the disc is recorded, so they can be played in every DVD-ROM or DVD-Video Player. You must compare HD-DVD vs Blue-Ray with really incompatible formats, like VHS vs Betamax.

Was Betamax physically compatible with VHS? Perhaps not. Major manufacturers are firmly planning to release drives that can read and write to both Blu-ray and HD DVD types of optical media. There’s no precedent of this level of media fusion. You couldn’t easily use VHS or CD-Audio in computers, either, until very lately, but the first blue laser technology products were invented for higher data density for computer use. As long as end users can use ONE DRIVE to read and write to virtually all kinds of optical media, I don’t think either manufacturers or consumers or stockholders will care much whether one wins or both lose or they devide the market. I mean there’s no sign of anything yet. Let’s just see and wait and hope for the best.