John on February 16, 2008 at 12:47 pm
I hate Sony. Their stuff is over-hyped and over-priced. But there’s no doubt they know how to maximize profit. Cornering the market on the successor to DVD was a brilliant plan. Now that Wal-Mart has dropped HD-DVD, the format war is truly over. The end has been coming for a while of course, but this is surely the last nail in the coffin.
Sony leveraged a useless feature (1080p output) into a monopoly because most consumers are too clueless to realize they were being sold the tech equivalent of magic beans. Ah well. It’s a sad truth but liars often prosper in the marketplace. Well played, Sony.
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