Why Next-Gen Formats Have an Uphill Battle

Posted on Saturday, Oct 20 2007 @ 05:31 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Top 10 reasons why Blu-ray and HD DVD won't replace DVD-Video anytime soon.
Blu-ray and HD DVD are among the greatest things to happen to my little subculture, the audio/video community, since the debut of HDTV. They’re also among the most disappointing.

Though most format wars originate in a scramble for licensing revenue, every one has its own trajectory. The one between SACD and DVD-Audio ended up killing both formats while leaving the obsolete CD format still standing—much to the disgust of high-end audiophiles hungry for something as good as vinyl..
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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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