quote: If MS came out with the Xbox 360 at $50 a console to take the market with their billons in reserve the feds would get involved.
quote: In addition to Sony and Sanyo, Beta format video recorders were also sold by Toshiba, Pioneer, Aiwa and NEC, and the Zenith Electronics Corporation and WEGA Corporations contracted with Sony to produce VCRs for their product lines. Department stores like Sears, in the US and Canada, and Quelle in Germany sold Beta format VCRs under their house brands as did the RadioShack chain of electronic stores.Sony introduced the Betamax home video system in 1975 with the LV-1901 Trinitron/Betamax console. It was the most popular video format in 1983, gaining almost a third of the UK video recorder market, while Sanyo's VTC5000 was the top selling UK video recorder. By 1985, however, the market had turned sharply towards VHS.
quote: show it off to their friends and say "Look at this HD DVD I bought at Wal-Mart".
quote: Video Business reports that 90,000 Toshiba HD DVD players were sold over the weekend thanks to the price drops.For comparison, Sony has sold 100,000 of its $499 BDP-S300 set top player since its introduction during the summer