As I stated, I may be a bit behind, but I noticed, as I was making my rounds to gaming stores today, that Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft all lowered the prices of their consoles to $199. Anyone else notice this?
which would be worth it if we didnt already play DVDs on our PCs and DVD players... without the region code.....
I heard from somewhere that they are already working on the next format to follow on from DVD, they have told the MPAA to get stuffed and are not having a region code after the fiasco of the DeCSS case. Could be just a load of rubbish. Anyone else heard similar?
Yes, the big tech DVD Forum members are working on a new DVD format, though it's not clear that it's intended to immediately replace the current format (much as Super Audio CD apparently wasn't intended to replace CD). From the DVD Forum page:
The DVD Forum's Steering Committee has unanimously decided to begin discussions to establish a single, best format for high-definition DVD using a blue laser diode.
TAIPEI--A team of researchers at the National Taiwan University (NTU) here report they have developed a prototype rewritable optical disc that can store 100GB of information and is compatible with existing CD and DVD technology. The new disc offers far more storage capacity than existing DVD-ROMs, which can store up to 17GB.