12 September 2007

Blu-ray recorders

This story is an interesting development in the ongoing format war. The price is steep, up to US$1752 (compared with US$199 for an upcoming HD DVD player).

How much would a 50 Gbyte hard drive cost? Are these storage media substitutable? Assuming that digital rights management (DRM) issues can be resolved, do you think that this feature will make a difference in this war? Has the market moved away from the need for high capacity, portable storage like this?

On this topic, China has announced a third format, as reported by Ars Technica. Do you think this will have an impact on the ongoing format war?

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