Sony's after all the laser diodes

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  1. Ron-P

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    Not a good article for Sony and all other BD hardware mfg. Here comes the cost factor again, too pricey to make, too pricey to sell, possible shortage based on the article's point of the fact that Sony may have been to ambitious when it promised the numbers of PS3s, all the more reason for a dual format player. Salvage what you can, we won't laugh at you.
     
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    Yeesh, if BD players and BD50 discs can't be made in quantity, the format's in REALLY big trouble.

    Does Toshiba have its own independent suppliers for the lasers in its players?
     
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    Good question Robert, to which I do not know the answer.
     
  5. Jerome Grate

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    I believe that HD-DVD is basically using the same tech as DVD therefore much cheaper to make and of course the cheaper it is to make, the more you can make. Not promising at all for BD, the cutting off your nose inspite of your face comes to mind here.
     
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    So, I suppose that everyone here was hoping to get a new Bluray recorder? That's what the article is about: laser diode assemblies for Bluray recorders.

    Maybe there's a supply problem associated with player assemblies as well, but that's just piling innuendo on top of rumor.
     
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    Huh???? The article doesn't even mention Blu-ray recorders. It does mention Samsung and Sony stand-alone Blu-Ray players, and Sony PS3 game console Blu-Ray players, none of which are recorders.

    What article were you reading?

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    Readers or recorders, reading either article it seems they are in short supply which could be a problem.
     
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    IIRC, recording lasers are higher power than playback lasers, so the fabrication yield is less.
     
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    See this article for details.

    Specifically
     
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    So priority will be given to players (more specifically the PS3) over burners. According to this, Sony may not be able to make many PS3s anyway.
     
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    It's a possibility, but I'm just speculating. There's so much HD/Bluray FUD out there, it's disgusting.
     
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    What's FUD?
     
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    Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt.
     
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    With this recent setback I wonder if any of the BD hardware manufacturers are now considering to release a HD-DVD as well just so they can be on both sides of the fence.

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    Well, HD-DVD players use the same blue laser diode so I don't think that will be much of a factor.
     
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    and quite frankly, the licensing regime may restrict the development of universal players. hddvd and bluray are not unencumbered by patents.
     

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