“A little tech lesson.”
Sony’s Blu-ray DVD players have taken a price cut. The regularly 499$ player will now be a hundred dollars cheaper. This comes as the demand for blu-ray players grows and the production costs cheapen. Of course that ignore simple economics that when a demand increases, so should the price. It may not have anything to do with the fact Toshiba’s HD-DVD player sells for $300. Or that both Toshiba and Sony are vying for customers in a struggling market. This battle reminds many people of the VHS-Betamax war. The last time Sony tried to market their own brand, it ended terribly. Sony’s MiniDisc players are more often used as coasters than they are for listening to music. Here are differences between the two types of discs:
Both are able to store large amounts of data, important for high-definition images and high-fidelity audio, and both use a blue laser to read information. Used in games consoles, the two formats offer detailed graphics and stunning sound on one disc.
Oh wait, there aren’t any difference.
Big Trouble in Little China looks good enough in: DVD