So I can't keep my fingers out of this one, OK? There were two articles, both from Gizmodo, that I found interesting and relevant. The first is this one, which reports that the Toshiba HD-DVD player that has been selling for US$ 99 costs approximately US$674 to build. This is a classic "technology sponsorship" move, even if it is driven by retailers at this point. How long is this sustainable?
What is reported in this item is more subtle and is predictable when you have broad
cartels consortia. Will Blu-Ray end up "losing" because of what amounts to unfinished standards?