The latest and greatest thing normally takes a bit of time before landing on South African shores. For once, maybe we can count our blessings.
The writer likens this to the VHS vs Betamax contest of some twenty years ago.Sony's Blu-Ray and Toshiba's HD-DVD are both new storage mediums that are set to compete for your technological buck. Both are versatile mediums set to replace current DVD's as we know them.
Both claim more storage, higher security, and various nifty features. Seems great for the consumer, right? Wrong.
Might it be possible that both formats can coexist in the global market? Well, yes, but just imagine the impact on the video store around the corner, and it's suppliers. To keep stock of yet another format will be costly, and you, the consumer will swallow the impact.
full tory from FIN24 here