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The hardware technology of Blu-ray in depth
Blu-ray will be introduced soon after the HD-DVD players
hit the market. Samsung and Sony are ready with their respective
models (BD-P1000 and Sony
BDSP1) due to be released soon thereafter. It is expected
that the Blu-ray players will have a capacity of giving a
1080p video output which is something that is missing in
HD-DVD players. Big movie names are lined up to be released
in the Blu-ray technology format to the advantage of the
Catalog titles or movies that are already available
in the regular DVD format are supposed to be $17.95. The
new titles will be approximately $23.45 per title. The
retail cost will definitely be higher since the retailers
need to add their share of the profit.
The gaming card: Sony’s PlayStation 3
Sony declared the launch of Playstation 3 at the 2005 Electronic
Entertainment Expo. The users will have the additional privilege
of watching HD movies while continuing to play their games.
Industry watchers believe that buying a Sony Play Station
can save a person about $500 when compared to a Blu-ray player.
Since Sony set to make this particular player available by
November, a substantial number of buyers are expected to
postpone their purchases until then.
Positive and Negative
Besides Universal, all existing Hollywood studios have
agreed to release movies on Blu-ray format. The output of
a Blu-ray player is nearly 1080p. Blu-ray format has the
capacity of holding more data and video in comparison to
other HD-DVD formats. The negative aspect is that Blu-ray
is likely to cost more than its rival counterpart. Playstation
3 will be available 3-4 months down the line, not immediately.
Industry watchers believe that both formats can be tried
and tested in the market and the one that offers more should
DVDs are the best standard formats available at present
for the purpose of data storage. The inevitable format war
between Blu-ray and HD-DVD will be won by the one with superior
technology. Blu-ray disc has an optical disc format meant
for viewing high-definition video with equally high-density
date storage capabilities.
Sony is the main supporter of
this technology that was initially developed by the Blu-ray
disc association. An equally well-known giant corporation,
Toshiba, backs up the competitor of Blu-ray discs proposing
HD-DVD as the best-suited technology for the new age. According
to the officials of Toshiba, HD-DVD is a lot better than
It also needs to be noted that at present, HD-DVD
format is considered as the next generation technology
as declared by the DVD forum. 230 different companies who
have a track record of making it big in the computer market,
music and movie industries set up the DVD forum. The Toshiba
group maintains this forum, but many of the members have
also been reported as backing the equally good Blu-ray technology.
The final verdict is still not clear and only time will
tell who wins over the consumer, who is the final judge in
any clash of the corporate titans.
There have been several rounds of discussion between the
owners of both Blu-ray and HD-DVD technologies to work out
a middle ground. People are eager to know the winner in this
clash of titans. But the recent talks do not suggest that
there would be any possibility of a compromise.