PC Vendors Asking For Reductions In ODM/OEM Quotes For Blu-ray Drives

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TwoDigital

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What can you do... manufacturers have the right to set their price.

Consumers have the right to not buy them. :) Now that BluRay manufacturers have a single "winning" HD standard they can either work with the marketplace or else they can watch their format die as users turn to online and digital distribution.
 

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Sony wants to milk off the royalty from the bd-dvd manufacturers and since they have invested millions (or even billions) shoving this standard to our faces. Meanwhile, this BD-rom will probably die because people figure out that you can store stuff in usb drives and hard drives on mp4 format.
 

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Yeah, I for one will never buy a BD drive until it's:
1) Less than $150 AU
2) Fully Recordable & reliable
3) Recordable media price is less than $4 AU for 25GB blank

I'm using USB sticks for transient storage & ESata/USB2 HDD's for more permanent storage... HDD is cheap & FAST & more reliable!!!

If they don't drop the price soon, people may just skip the whole debacle.
 
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