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CMC chairman talks out about Blu-ray manufacturing

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 30 Dec 2007 16:29 User comments (6)

CMC chairman talks out about Blu-ray manufacturing CMC Magnetics chairman Robert Wong recently spoke out about Blu-ray manufacturing and why Taiwan disc makers are being conservative over their deployment in the next-generation optical disc standard.
According to Wong, the format has yet to reach mass penetration because high royalty fees and equipment costs have turned off disc makers.

"Although recent sales of Blu-ray optical drives in North America have been stimulated by cut-throat pricing indicating that the Blu-ray market should deliver substantial business potential," Wong cited years of experience in saying that Taiwan optical disc makers should be conservative over their deployment. He spoke of how the rapid expansion of both CD-R and DVD+R/-R disc production led to a drastic average selling price drop and sees the same happening to next gen discs.

Wong estimated that it would take several years for Blu-ray discs to gain a mainstream role.

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131.12.2007 2:48

"According to Wong, the format has yet to reach mass penetration because high royalty fees and equipment costs have turned off disc makers."
And because sony and others have their hands in it that wont be going away anytime soon.

For the amount of players that BR has sold they have a piss poor market share and in the end the only way to change that is better prices to the consumer and that is somethign BR just can not offer.

231.12.2007 6:01
nobrainer
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Originally posted by ZippyDSM:
"According to Wong, the format has yet to reach mass penetration because high royalty fees and equipment costs have turned off disc makers."
And because sony and others have their hands in it that wont be going away anytime soon.

For the amount of players that BR has sold they have a piss poor market share and in the end the only way to change that is better prices to the consumer and that is something BR just can not offer.
i know i keep repeating myself but ppl don't care about Hi-Def media, dvd's are cheap, contain the same film and mostly everyone in the developed world has a player.

The other + with dvd is the lack of DRM seems css was smashed long ago, especially the anti consumer BD+ of sony's DRM-Ray.

They cant change the net as file sharing can never be stopped all they can do is DRM all the hardware which is what BD+, AACS, HDMI HDCP, is about blocking all content which is why many DRM-Ray players will not play BD-R media such as Sony's BDP-S1 nor will it play cd-r's. Drm-ray refuses to play media without AACS copy protection and the only REAL way to put AASC on a BD disc is to send it off for mastering, which is not cheap!
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 31 Dec 2007 @ 6:02

331.12.2007 15:14
red2tango
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cmc is shit anyway,i wouldnt buy blu-ray disks from them ever.only verbatim,sony and taiyo yuden make good quality media.

41.1.2008 21:56
pcaddict
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Sony's media has varying quality. People buy Sony media mainly for the name rather than the actual media quality. I stick with Verbatim.

52.1.2008 2:09
red2tango
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Originally posted by pcaddict:
Sony's media has varying quality. People buy Sony media mainly for the name rather than the actual media quality. I stick with Verbatim.
cant go wrong with made in japan sony dvds.especially 8x dvd+R since they're made by taiyo yuden.

62.1.2008 17:53

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According to Wong, the format has yet to reach mass penetration because high royalty fees and equipment costs have turned off disc makers.
This is the case due to the technology not being mainstream yet and this is because the prices are up. Wait till the market gets soo many of these new drives both blu-ray and hd dvd and then you will see everything become cheap as chips.

However coming from cmag corporation i would not touch their CD/DVD/HD DVD they do not make good products for anything,

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