Discussion in 'Gear' started by Puck, Aug 3, 2007.
Apple, Google, Microsoft, Cisco, etc... the internet companies who stand to gain from it...
The compression wouldn't bother people who want to watch a movie on an iPod/Zune/other portable. And even on a computer, the screen is small enough where the compression isn't a major issue. Also, I read that the compression isn't a major issue on AppleTV either.
Frankly, when you watch HD television, the signal is generally compressed there as well. Uncompressed video on a disc will inherently look better than compressed video, but not enough to prevent people from using internet downloads.
None of which are Sony, Paramount, Warner et al.
The reason for that is probably because the PS3 is a cheaper Blu Ray player and doubles as a video game console.
Right, and they don't care. As long as they get their money from the distributors they don't really care about the method, be it internet, DVD, blu-ray, or popup book.
No one can legally distribute a movie, regardless of medium, without the studio signing a contract. Apple has that with the major studios for iTunes. Microsoft distributes movies online as well. Google has contracts to show copyrighted video on YouTube.
Sony will care considering the amount they have invested in Blu-ray (and PS3) and they run half of hollywood anyway.
Toshiba Quits HD-DVD Officially
Sony may care, but Sony also doesn't want to be the only one left out of the online business if it becomes successful.
Online movies aren't going to hurt blu ray. Most people will still get their movies on a disc. The biggest hurdle for blu ray is still standard DVDs.
Universal turns Blu
Basically, Blu Ray is it right now, so no more HD DVD.....
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