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[QUOTE=cgrado;2338936]If no one else makes a similar film (which it appears so if most DVDs use it) then Sony will have to pay damages and pay for the continued use of the product which will cost lots of money. If Target wins, there will be no price drop. This affects more than the PS3, this affects Sony's entire budget.

And finally, a lawsuit that isn't frivolous.[/QUOTE]

You don't know that yet....
post #12 of 36
The should just use some other reflective material. There were no damages to that little company. If this is actually true, they just want money that they could have had if they maybe spoke up in the beginning.
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post #13 of 36
sony should just buy them out.
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^ lol AGREED!
post #15 of 36
Oh dear. This might raise the price of BD's a further $0.75!

DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!!!!!!!!!!

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post #16 of 36
Quote:
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If no one else makes a similar film (which it appears so if most DVDs use it) then Sony will have to pay damages and pay for the continued use of the product which will cost lots of money. If Target wins, there will be no price drop. This affects more than the PS3, this affects Sony's entire budget.

And finally, a lawsuit that isn't frivolous.
You don't know that yet....
Well, they appear to have a legitimate claim.
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post #17 of 36
i agree buy that crappy little company then fire every 1 who works for it and send them an e mail with the sony managers sticking there middle fingers up and speech bubbles saying "PWND!!!"
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post #18 of 36
Sony steals everything.

Analog control sticks from Nintendo
Controller vibration from Immersion (already sued for)
Motion sensing from Nintendo (they pretty much copied the Wiimote and put it in a different package)
Reflective coating from Target
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Just to shed some light on the target technology "reflective film" ( I am currently a molding technician of a startup cd/dvd manufacturing facility) target technologies makes targets for molding cd's and dvd's. Cd's mainly use aluminum targets and a target is a round block of aluminum that is placed in a vacuum chamber to around 3E-3 and argon gas and voltage is introduced to the fields and excited to the point that they bombard the target and "knock" voltage controllable (voltage determines the thickness for reflectivity) particles of aluminum loose that have (I think) negative charges which are then drawn to the positively charged disc that contains the data already them. dvd's work similarly except dvd's 5 (aka single layer) usually use just aluminum but dvd 9 (aka dual layer) use silver targets to create two separate layers that a laser can focus onto.

There is another choice for the target, that being silica but I think they also are made by target technologies. the other problem with silica is they are a Pain in the a$$ due to the time the run between opening the chamber and cleaning and changing the mask is.

Just to throw this out our cd line is running ~ 1000 Discs an hour @ 3.4 seconds per disc and the dvd is not tuned in yet and still running ~3.9 seconds per disc
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Just to shed some light on the target technology "reflective film" ( I am currently a molding technician of a startup cd/dvd manufacturing facility) target technologies makes targets for molding cd's and dvd's. Cd's mainly use aluminum targets and a target is a round block of aluminum that is placed in a vacuum chamber to around 3E-3 and argon gas and voltage is introduced to the fields and excited to the point that they bombard the target and "knock" voltage controllable (voltage determines the thickness for reflectivity) particles of aluminum loose that have (I think) negative charges which are then drawn to the positively charged disc that contains the data already them. dvd's work similarly except dvd's 5 (aka single layer) usually use just aluminum but dvd 9 (aka dual layer) use silver targets to create two separate layers that a laser can focus onto.

There is another choice for the target, that being silica but I think they also are made by target technologies. the other problem with silica is they are a Pain in the a$$ due to the time the run between opening the chamber and cleaning and changing the mask is.

Just to throw this out our cd line is running ~ 1000 Discs an hour @ 3.4 seconds per disc and the dvd is not tuned in yet and still running ~3.9 seconds per disc
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