OT: long - Replacing CD's? was RE: [vorbis] New type of copy-prot ected audio CDs are coming...
myles at conexsys.net
Thu Apr 5 13:19:37 PDT 2001
It won't be long until big labels attempt to eliminate the digital
ins and outs of equipment. The problem they face is most people
that currently use a rack system featuring digital interconnects will
NEVER revert to an analog only system. I know that I won't!
Think back to VHS, BetaMax, SVHS and LaserDisc.
VHS has incredible market share because its licensing is open.
Betamax was strangled by Sony. SVHS and LaserDisc failed to
reach critical mass because they offered only incremental
improvements and were not backward compatible.
Attempts to supplant CD's with a product thas is only
incrementally better will suffer the same fate as the above
products - only a small number of adopters and not enough market
saturation to fully replace the old standard.
Currently DVD offers vast improvements over VHS AND it is
backwards compatible with CD's. It misses one feature
consumers have grown to love though - recordablity. This missing
piece stops the death of VHS.
as far as DataPlay info: try this link.
I cannot imagine the RIAA embracing this device unless it eliminaties
all possibilty of perfect digital extraction. They will need to push for
every device to provide only analog outputs for pre-recorded media and
prevent PC makers from incorporating it into computers (good luck!).
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