Friday, July 01, 2016
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
BMW Group, Intel and Mobileye Team Up to Bring Autonomous Driving to Streets by 2021
Nvidia Says New GeForce GTX 1060 Is Faster Than AMD's Radeon TX 480
Micron To Reduce Workforce Following Slow Third Quarter Results
Apple in Talks to Buy Tidal: Report
U.S. Authorities To Investigate Tesla's Crash in Autopilot Mode
Oracle To Pay HP $3 billion In Itanium Case
ZTE To Invest $180 Million In Tech Start-ups
Alliance Storage Technologies Releases New NETArchive NAS Storage Solution
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > Optical Storage > Former ...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Thursday, December 08, 2005
Former Warner Home Video Boss Criticizes Sony's Tactics on Blu-Ray


Former president of Warner Home Video, Warren Lieberfarb, criticized Sony over its tactics in the Blu-Ray vs HD DVD format duel and said that the battle between the next-generation games consoles will determine the winner.

Lieberfarb was the keynote speaker at this year's European Video Perspectives (PEVE) conference, held in Biarritz, France 6th - 8th December 2005. Lieberfarb, has been characterized as the 'father of DVD' and he is now president and CEO of media, entertainment and technology consultancy firm Warren N Lieberfarb & Associates, and works with the HD-DVD group and Microsoft.

In his speach, Lieberfarb accused Sony of turning the optical disc battle into the console fight. Certainly, Sony's decision to equip the PS3 with a BD drive will have helped a content company come down on the side of BD.

"We've been sucked into PlayStation versus Xbox."

"If I put Blu-Ray in PlayStation and I don't license it to Microsoft for Xbox and I get all the studios to only publish in PlayStation, I'll beat Microsoft in the next-generation games market."

Lieberfarb also compared Sony's strategies to those used by Samurai swordsmen: "If you ever read The Art of War, you will see all of Sony's moves, including taking all its enemies in the same tent and then leaving them empty-handed. These are things that they have done historically."

"They compete like Samurai. It isn't the way we compete in the West."

Lieberfarb also said that although it may look like Blu-Ray is set to win the battle of the next-gen formats, the war is not over yet.

"Hollywood blew it. They got duped. They could have created the format that optimized their creative interests. It looks like we lost, because there are six studios supporting Blu-Ray and only three supporting HD-DVD. But you know, there's always surprises," Lieberfarb stated.

He concluded by urging the industry to join Microsoft and Toshiba in supporting the HD-DVD format: "Convergence is here, everything is digital, the Internet is going to deliver video, you are going to want to pass information from one device to another and HD-DVD versus Blu-Ray is really the first battle in the issue of who controls the home."


Previous
Next
Samsung Announces 8GB FB-DIMM        All News        FHP Releases 42-inch Full HD PDP
China Approves Own Audio-video Coding Standard     Optical Storage News      HP DVD Writer 840 Review

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Samsung 4K Blu-ray Player Gets UHD Alliance Certification
UHDA Launches ULTRA HD PREMIUM Logo and Certification Licensing for Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Players
Warner Bros. To Release First Ultra HD Blu-ray Titles
Samsung to Unveil Dolby Atmos Soundbar, 4K Blu-ray Player At CES 2016
Memory-Tech Ready To Start Mass Production Of UHD Blu-ray Disc
Sony Unveils First 4K Ultra HD Discs
CyberLink Joins Ultra HD Blu-Ray Development Group
U.K. Physical Media Market To Keep Falling In Q3 2015
Sharp Showcases Ultra HD Blu-ray Recorder, 8K TV at CEATEC 2015
Panasonic DMR-UBZ1 Is The World's First BD Recorder With Ultra HD Blu-ray Playback Capability
Licensing Ultra HD Blu-ray Format To Start This Month
Blu-ray Disc Association Completes Ultra HD Blu-ray Specification

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2016 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .