Blu-ray DVD vs HD-DVD format - another standards war
This is reminiscent of the Betamax vs VHS battle for dominance.
Sony sets date for rollout of Blu-Ray DVDs
NEW YORK (Reuters) — Sony Pictures said Tuesday that it aims to deliver its new Blu-ray DVD format to U.S. stores May 23 to coincide with the introduction of compatible disc players, a new step in an industry war for control of home movie viewing.
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and MGM Home Entertainment will first release eight Blu-ray titles, followed by another eight in mid-June. The first movie titles include "50 First Dates," "The Fifth Element," "Hitch" and "House of Flying Daggers."
Blu-ray is locked in a multibillion-dollar standards war against a rival DVD format known as HD DVD. The technology companies supporting HD DVD, championed by Toshiba, plan to start rolling out movie titles and disc players in March.
Each side hopes to reignite a sagging $24 billion home video market with new players and discs that offer greater capacity and interactive features.
Sony Pictures, a division of Japan's Sony Corp. (SNE), earlier this month disclosed pricing for Blu-ray format discs which amounts to a premium of about 15% to 20% to the current DVD standard.
The company said Tuesday that its target delivery date would coincide with the launch that day of the first commercially available Blu-ray disc player by Samsung Electronics. Other Blu-ray disc players are scheduled for release to market from Sony and Pioneer.
[quote author=crazyduckme link=topic=177063.msg3770321#msg3770321 date=1282314647]
I told Brandon.... we can try it out once we're married. that's just my rule.
and I dun look mexican, do I?