They have a lot more to lose - in fact they lost betamax, minidisc, hdd based mp3 players, well mp3 players (their draconian stupid atrac shit), evilla and all they retained was their pigheadedness ...
This time, it is not just the format, they will lose the PS3 as well into the dead sony standards/gadgets abyss - but this time, it will take the company with it as well.
For two years they have been screwing around with bluray - why not make the damned chips or blocks or whatever them thingamajigs that spew out the blue laser - rivals have taken over and are nowhere to be seen to catch up. Much like their great prognosis about how hdd based players would ever take off a few years back and happily settling down to sell 64mb players for f*ing 200 bucks.
Baseless arrogance must end and sense must prevail, I guess.
PS3 has a lot of promise and potential - Bluray has arguably better technology - my experience with toshiba has not been really stellar either - my first laptop died, my dvd/vcr combo packed up for no reason exactly after 13 months of operation playing 5 dvds wholly at the most, the toshiba tablet wireless malfunctioning after only 2 years of operation - all put together, I am seething with the agony of not knowing which side of the wall the cat is going to jump - and wherever it does - will i like it.
Ah well, ranting relieves the systole/diastole imbalance
Originally Posted by icfireball
Blu-ray really is the better technology and the better option. But price is always the bottom line. Sony needs to get the goddamn price of blu-ray players down or their ship will sink and they will loose a HELL of a lot of money just like they did with Betamax.