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WTF is Sony Thinking?

Friday, January 12th, 2007

The people who make decisions at Sony really must be retarded. They've had unbelievably bad press for their DRM rootkit that was included on many of their audio CDs, laptop batteries bursting into flames and don't even get me started on all the shit the RIAA is up to. They've done so many bone-headed things in recently years it isn’t surprising to read an article about yet another one.

If you're not aware, there is currently a format war going for the next high definition media: Blu-ray vs. HD-DVD. They each have their strong points, Blu-ray can hold slightly more data while HD-DVDs are cheaper and easier to manufacture, but Sony just shot itself in the foot during the race for the win. They decided not to allow the porn industry to use Blu-ray for the next generation of adult videos! Maybe the people who made the decision really had no idea how large the porn industry really is, but that means all adult videos are going to be put on HD-DVDs.

Let's take a look at some of the other proprietary Sony formats out there: Betamax, Minidisc, Memory Stick and UMD. How many of these have succeeded? None. I really thought they had a fighting chance with Blu-ray since they released the Playstation 3 with a Blu-ray player in it, but now I think refusing to work with pr0n companies is just going to sign the death certificate for Blu-ray.

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#1 - Jan 12, 2007 at 11:42 AM
Speaking of high definition...I just had to go out and buy a new photo printer because my old one had a problem with the paper feed and after taking it apart to look, I decided it was easier to get a new one, than order a part for the old one. I got the Epson photo RX580 with the high definition ink. WOW. I printed a photo to compare it to one that was done on my old photo printer. No comparison. The new one was sooo much clearer and had better color. Well worth the investment at Sam's club for $168.
#2 - Jan 12, 2007 at 1:31 PM
Sounds nice, but how much does this "high-def" ink cost when you run dry? Over the years I've found that the cheaper the printer, the more expensive the ink.
#3 - Jan 13, 2007 at 8:47 AM
Pretty much the same as I was paying for the other printer. I bought a package of ink also at sam's with the six colors in one package for $72. The other printer individual inks were $13 a cartridge. The printer came packaged with ink, but who knows how long that lasts. Which means I have a supply of ink leftover from my other printer which works in Epson R300, R200 and whatever other models that are listed on the box. If you know anyone who has an Epson.

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