Why is this a news article now
? Haven't some of us been saying the exact same thing on these boards for a year now?!? They stole our content!!!
Originally Posted by Sideburns
You guys must have short-term memory loss.
Remember back in the day....ps2 added a DVD player in?
Sure, there wasn't really a battle between two formats....but you know what? They helped pwn the VHS market by putting more DVD players out there....
Every time I hear this argument, I can't help but think it's a load of hooey. Yes, the PS2 was a cheap DVD player. And yes, it is documented that many Japanese bought the PS2 solely for the DVD drive, because it was the cheapest DVD player available in Japan. But in the long run, I don't think the PS2 really had squat to do with DVD taking off. DVD took off when:
1. DVD pr0n took off
2. DVDs became rentable
3. DVD players dropped below $200
With no scientific data to back me up, I really think that $200 is the magic price point for the Average Joe Wal-Mart Shopper to buy a luxury electronic component. It is no accident that the X360's HD-DVD drive is $199, IMHO.
People are getting BluRay for CHEAP. So they should **** and stop complaining lol.
It may be cheap, but people have a right to complain if they are forced to buy something they don't want in order to get something they DO want. In many cases this type of bundling is illegal. Bundling was the heart of the Microsoft antitrust case, and it is the reason we always hear about the FCC looking to force the cable companies to offer a la carte channel offerings instead of channel bundles.