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Sony's days of selling you a proprietary DRM-encrusted rootkit and then detonating it may be all in the past

In our first year of operation, many slammed DailyTech for "overtly negative Sony bias." 

This was pure folly, of course, as 2006 was the advent of Sony's perfect storm.  Oops, did I wordsmith a cliche? Perhaps so, according to some public relations department at a university better known for its hockey players than English professors.  But let's not let some Reuters hack ruin the fun.

Post-2007 Sony is the new pre-2006 Sony.  It's only been seven days into the month, and already things are looking way up for the company.

The HD DVD / Blu-ray debate is not a done deal, but with Warner already siding with Blu-ray, what else is there to say?  Forbes, known better for its predictions that don't come true than ones that do, says Paramount is next.  Who cares anyway? The media already crowned Blu-ray the winner.

And who could forget the 2006 DRM-rootkit debacle the decimated Sony's public relations.  The company was quick to throw its developer under the bus -- a sweet cash settlement and typical B2B litigation followed.

In one brilliant stroke, Sony amended all wrongdoings by dropping DRM.

And to make things even sweeter, the company is pretty far ahead in OLED research and vows to make the PS3 profitable this year.

Maybe this is Sony's year to give back its 2006 losses.  OK, so there's still the exploding battery debacle.  But now at least Sony has something to do with the next 359 days of the year.

Yes, it's a leap year if you were playing at home.


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RE: Yes Sony Won!
By neilrieck on 1/9/2008 6:18:05 AM , Rating: 2
Sony has a habit of bringing out new PlayStation platforms rendering previous models obsolete. (PS1 != PS2 != PS3) so let's hope they don't do the same with standalone Blu-ray players.


RE: Yes Sony Won!
By joemoedee on 1/9/2008 6:48:48 AM , Rating: 2
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Sony has a habit of bringing out new PlayStation platforms rendering previous models obsolete. (PS1 != PS2 != PS3) so let's hope they don't do the same with standalone Blu-ray players.


Blu-ray != a video gaming system.

You're dealing with an optical disk format versus a gaming platform, two entirely different things.

Until a new Blu-ray or related disk format standard supported by Sony comes out, I highly doubt that their 2009 model won't be able to play Blu-ray disks from 2007. And even then I'd think some compatibility would be built in, a la its Blu Ray players currently playing DVDs.

Additionally, Sony has traditionally attempted to work backwards compatibility into their gaming systems, thus really not leaving games released for their prior systems obsolete.


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