Friday, October 31, 2014
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Panasonic Raises Profit Outlook
Toshiba Offers New 4TB and 5TB Desktop HDDs
Samsung Introduces New Ultra Slim Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3 Smartphones For The Chinese Market
Sharp 2Q Profit Slides
PlayStation 4 Sales Sustain Sony's Quarterly Loss
MSI Debuts The GT80 Titan Gaming Notebook With Mechanical Keyboard
Sharp To Produce New Backlight-free LCD Panel For Wearables
New Cameras Boost GoPro's Quarterly Profit
Active Discussions
DVD/DL for Optiarc 7191S at 8X
Copied dvd's say blank in computer only
Made video, won't play back easily
New Features In Firefox 33
updated tests for dvd and cd burners
How to generate lots of different CDs quickly
Yamaha CRW-F1UX
help questions structure DVDR
 Home > News > Optical Storage > Sony: W...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Wednesday, April 13, 2005
Sony: We're open to avoiding a DVD format war


Sony said Wednesday that it is open to discussions to create a single standard for the next generation of DVD discs

A move that could head off the looming threat of a major format war among the world's biggest technology companies. "From the point of view to provide the best service to the consumer one format is better than two. We're open to discussions," Yukinori Kawauchi, general manager in charge of the next DVD format at Sony's Video Group, said in an interview. But he added that specific proposals have yet to be tabled.

"There's no visible progress to do that (create a single standard)," Kawauchi told Reuters at an event organized by Sony. The electronics industry is facing a battle between the so-called Blu-ray optical discs and HD DVD discs, two different new DVD formats that offer higher capacity than current DVDs.

The first players and recorders for the new formats are expected to be on the market by the end of this year, and as the introduction dates draw closer industry specialists fear a bloody battle similar to the videotape war between the VHS and Betamax formats in the early 1980s.

Japan's TDK, Sony and Philips Electronics are part of a large group promoting Blu-ray against a group led by Toshiba and its HD DVD technology.

At stake is pole position in the $10 billion-a-year DVD player and recorder market, and a similar-sized PC drive market.

The worldwide value of all published DVD products is expected to grow at an average 18 percent a year to $77 billion by 2009 from $33 billion in 2004, high-tech market research group In-Stat/MDR said in a report published last month.

The companies that establish the next DVD standard will reap royalties on the technology for many years to come.

At the core of both formats are blue lasers, which have a shorter wavelength than the red lasers used in current DVD equipment, allowing discs to store data at the higher densities needed for high-definition movies and televisions. Hollywood studios are still divided on what format to support.

Apple Computer joined the group of Blu-ray companies last month, with Dell and Hewlett-Packard already pushing that format.


Previous
Next
Mac OS X Server 10.4 to ship on April 29        All News        RIAA Sues Internet 2
Taiwanese manufacturers give HD-DVD vote of confidence     Optical Storage News      Hybdid discs to support "blue" rivals

Source Link Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
PlayStation 4 Sales Sustain Sony's Quarterly Loss
PS4 Remote Play Now Available for Xperia Z3 Series
Sony To Release Android Lollipop To Its Entire Xperia Xperia Z Series
New Sony Headphones, Portable Headphone DAC/Amplifier and Headphone Cables Support Hi-Resolution Audio
Sony Xperia Z3 Coming To The US
PlayStation TV Coming October 14th
Sony Develops SmartEyeglass, Launches SDK
Sony To Offer Unity For PlayStation To PlayStation Licensed Developers
Sony Slashes Guidance Due To Poor Smartphone Sales
Sony Smart EyeGlass Prototype Appears At IFA
New Sony Camera Shoots In The Dark
Sony Unveils New Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact And More at IFA

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2014 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .