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Was it necessary to triple post? You could have just edited your original post.
Yes, three separate topics.
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post #32 of 39
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Originally Posted by DuDeInThEmOoN42 View Post
Philips FTW
Yeah... internals made and developed by LG lol

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Wow that is a helluva drop, but I am sure that Toshiba will survive and thrive. I recall reading somewhere a good while back that they were developing a HD/BR hybrid drive... Maybe if they had have succeeded things would have been different?

Still... they'll be here for years to come... just means the shareholders get a lower bonus this year I guess lol.
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post #33 of 39
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Originally Posted by IamtheGTIguy View Post
THEY DIDN'T PUT THAT MUCH OF THEIR COMPANY INTO HD-DVD.

I've now made TWO posts explaining the corporate taxation aspect of this, and everyone save for one person has completely ignored them and continues to post "ZOOOMMMGGGGG!!!111!!!!!1!1!! TOshiba Is DOomed!"

Read the whole thread before posting. Especially one that's this short.
Dude, chill . . I read 5 or 6 posts and got fed up with the anti-Sony comments that I just cut to the bottom. Thanks for sounding like a jackass though and jumping to conclusions. I never thought toshiba was "DOomed!"



and yes triple posting is unnecessary . . This is a change in topic . .see how I simply entered a few lines down? . . another viable alternative would be to enter a little line break like such:

__________________________________

that wasnt so hard was it. I apologize for getting on the offensive but your comments struck me as rude and insulting.
 
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Yeah... internals made and developed by LG lol

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Wow that is a helluva drop, but I am sure that Toshiba will survive and thrive. I recall reading somewhere a good while back that they were developing a HD/BR hybrid drive... Maybe if they had have succeeded things would have been different?

Still... they'll be here for years to come... just means the shareholders get a lower bonus this year I guess lol.
I don't believe that Toshiba has rights to manufacture Blu-ray drives yet. So that would be some pretty fortunate clairvoyance on their part.

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the fact that Sony forces you to bend over for their memory format is easy money for them.
All the better that Blu-ray won then, right? Now that its the standard, no trade-offs or "bends" have to be made. Glad we agree.
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Yes, lets blame Sony for advancement in technology. The ONLY actual difference between Blu-ray and HD-DVD is capacity and Blu-ray got the upper hand. And FYI Toshiba bought out a couple companies themselves. I am sorry if your pissed that you got a HD-DVD player or dvds but that's no reason to get biased.
Both Sony and Toshiba had contracts with companies, but Sony went and paid them more so that they break their contract with Toshiba.
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Yep to that.... lets whip out the check book and buy some friends
Frankly I hate Sony, over priced and there quality sucks!
I've found every single Sony product i have ever laid eyes on to be the absolute best quality. PS3s have survived days in saunas. PSPs i have personally dropped onto solid concrete and they have shook it off like nothing and kept going. Their TV's are flawless. They are pricey, but you get what you pay for.
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I've found every single Sony product i have ever laid eyes on to be the absolute best quality. PS3s have survived days in saunas. PSPs i have personally dropped onto solid concrete and they have shook it off like nothing and kept going. Their TV's are flawless. They are pricey, but you get what you pay for.
Their ps3s are well built but psps........nahhh my moronic friend broke it when he sat down with it in his pocket, now he uses it as a mp3 player lol.
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Both Sony and Toshiba had contracts with companies, but Sony went and paid them more so that they break their contract with Toshiba.
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Blame Sony. They whipped out the checkbook and got backers to flip. That's the only way to explain why all the backing movie studios flipped within a week. Blu-Ray and HD-DVD didn't have a noticable difference so saying that they flipped because "Blu-Ray is better" is bullcrap. Even if it was better HD-DVD was still making money so there was no other reason for them to flip like they did.
Sony didn't want to lose this format war. So many comparisons were being between the Betamax/VHS war and the BR/HD DVD war that I'm sure it sparked Sony to kick things into gear. Old ghosts haunting them I guess. After losing to JVC during the last major format war, they didn't want to be on the losing team with the HD war.
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