[mythtv-users] mythtv on the ps3

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Fri Jan 12 21:32:08 UTC 2007

On Jan 12, 2007, at 2:18 PM, Yan Seiner wrote:

> Brian Wood wrote:
>>> They're already lost...
>>> http://slashdot.org/articles/07/01/11/213258.shtml
>> Not surprising. But I still think you will see multi-format drives.
>> You'd think Sony would learn, nobody but them uses their "memory
>> sticks", everyone else uses CF, SD or XD cards.
>> But what do you expect from an outfit that "saw no problem" with
>> installing rootkits on customer's machines? I think that pretty much
>> says it all.
> It's really a shame; when I lived in Japan, Sony was the mass-consumer
> high-end producer.  Pretty much anything Sony was of at least above
> average quality and you could be assured that if it had the Sony  
> name on
> it it would be very good if not excellent.  They pushed high quality
> down in price to where most could afford it.
> Now they seem to have GM-itis - upper management so arrogant and so
> isolated from reality that they can't really understand the  
> consequences
> of their actions....

You've put it very well. Sony used to be an electronics manufacturer,  
now they are a "Media Company", with the accompanying changes in  

But Sony was always a bit odd. In the days when 1" C-Format video  
tape machines ruled the roost Ampex designed a machine to have a flat  
response across the entire video bandwidth.

Sony, however, knowing that most broadcasters would use the multi- 
burst signal to check flatness, just designed an equalizer that would  
make each MB group the same amplitude, with gaping peaks and dips in  
the response between them. This was of course cheaper than building a  
truly flat amplifier.

They did the absolute minimum they had to do to sell the machine.  
Ampex machines were designed to be used, Sony decks were designed to  
be sold.

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