Sony’s firm faith in the Blu-ray format corpse

March 22, 2009 · Filed Under In Depth, Media & Multimedia · Comment 

In Depth - A merciless lens pointed on the hot topics, passionate and detailed retrospectives, reflections beyond the appearances Replying to the speculations of analyst Mike Hickey, which forecasted the marketing of a cheaper PlayStation 3 edition without the costly embedded Blu-ray drive, Sony was resolute in specifying that the simple idea would be absurd and would kill “the backbone” of the console because games are built just upon the BD format. “Blu-ray will always be part of PS3“, Sony says, but the market environment and the slow, too much slow growth of high definition disks sales allow to easily predict the fact that within the years to come such model will be only valid for the videogames of the Japanese console and very little more.

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Will Blu-ray die at Christmas 2008?

November 16, 2008 · Filed Under In Depth, Media & Multimedia · 7 Comments 

In Depth - A merciless lens pointed on the hot topics, passionate and detailed retrospectives, reflections beyond the appearancesThe worldwide recession is getting worse, wasting economies and laying off employees that will find themselves with no salary hence without money to spend in home entertainment. In such a scenario what was a balance leaning between hope and pessimism turns in a sword of Damocles dangerously close to deadly hit Sony’s Blu-ray, that maybe will get through this Christmas but could not be able to see the dawn of the next one.

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Blu-ray? Nobody wants it, yet

August 13, 2008 · Filed Under Media & Multimedia, News · Comment 

News - A succession of fresh, quality news, from inside and outside of the Web Since the past 19th of February, when Toshiba announced the forsaking of HD DVD, the Sony Blu-ray format has became the only standard for the distribution of Hollywood blockbusters in high definition. But at the end of the commercial war between the hi-def formats, after almost three years of hits below the belt and arid controversy, what remains is a market unwilling to go conquered by the (presumed) marvels in 1080p and consumers not particularly interested. However the majors believe in it, and the tech companies continue to invest into the improvement of devices and disks based on the “blue” standard specifications.

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