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#1 Stephen Williams

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Posted 22 September 2005 - 07:09 AM

Hi,

for those of you on this forum that think Kodak's days are numbered....

Sony Corp. Expects Net Loss of $90 Million This Year, Plans to Slash 10,000 Jobs in Restructuring Drive ..................

Sony, which has lost money in its electronics sector for two straight fiscal years.

Over the last five years, Sony shares have lost two-thirds of their value........

Stephen Williams (Eastman Kodak shareholder)
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#2 Richard Boddington

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Posted 22 September 2005 - 09:46 AM

Hmmmmm, doesn't Sony make a lot of HD gear? Decks, cameras, and TVs?

You mean HD isn't saving SONY? Gee that's odd, I thought HD would save the world? Cure cancer and find a solution to world hunger in addition to "looking" like film.

Aren't those HDV cameras they came out with selling like hot cakes? Heck they're affordable at under 10K each, why doesn't every Canon XL1 owner on the planet stick their XL1 on ebay and buy a Sony HDV camera?

The ultimate irony will be if Sony buys Kodak so they can make some money.

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#3 Adam Frisch FSF

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Posted 22 September 2005 - 11:58 AM

I feel sorry for the employees, but not for Sony the corporation one bit. They've bullied the world into accepting their many times inferior standards just because they're big. The sheer 'uncooperationeness' of Sony is astounding.

It's because of Sony we still have to pay $50.000 for a Digibeta recorder although the format is over 15 years old.

It's because of Sony that you still have to record onto soon obsolete tape based standards on your DV instead of on solid state or hard drives.

It's because Sony is trying to peddle their Vaio laptops that they refuse to integrate their standards into the biggest editing program in the world, FCP.

It's because of Sony that the new HD-DVD standard is going to become a format war where you lose out as a consumer - their system with a blue laser and a custom caddy is much more expensive.

It's because of Sony that your DV cameras don't work properly unless you run their tapes in them.

It's because of Sony that you'd had to suffer behind a glorified ENG camera instead of made-for-film-professionals HDCAM.

It's because of Sony that millions of consumers are stuck in dead end formats like Micro-DV, MiniDisc and IMX.

It's because of Sony that you can't shoot progressive DigiBeta (which would have been the easiest thing in the world to introduce), instead you're forced to invest in a crappy new format like IMX.

The list is endless.
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#4 Stephen Williams

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Posted 22 September 2005 - 12:03 PM

It's because of Sony that you can't shoot progressive DigiBeta (which would have been the easiest thing in the world to introduce), instead you're forced to invest in a crappy new format like IMX.

The list is endless.

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Hi,

At IBC there was the new 970 progressive DigiBeta. It was not connected so I don't know if it's really a product. The IMX version was working.

Stephen
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