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here's the deal...too often in history all you need do is follow the money,to see where the ...
Posted by Joe M on January 3, 2003 at 08:05:01:
consumer gets screwed into not having the higher fidelity product.
In the early 50's stereo won out over 3 channel (center) in '58 FM multiplex (clearly inferior)won over the other five designs by the FCC.By the '70's BetaMax was better than the winning JVC VHS,although Beta is used in pro TV studios.
There was some good wins for us consumers, I was in retail and sold the RCA Laser Disc Movies read with a stylus (awfull)Pioneer's Laser eventually won out.You mention DIVX,pushed by Circuit City.Good riddance!
I won't get into the whole '70's Quadrafonics disaster.
Today it would indeed be sad if the superior SACD was to loose to the Money Giants to give us another lesser fidelity group of products.
Have we learned nothing from history.Make your vote count with the purse.