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Old 05-16-2006, 11:14 PM   #1
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Oooops! Thats not BlueRay Sony!

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Who'd you think you were fooling, Sony? You go throw some big huge party celebrating the 10 year birthday of the Vaio and the launch of the Vaio UX Micro PC and your new flagship Blu-ray playing AR series 17-inch powerhouse laptop, replete with demo of early Blu-ray title House of Flying Daggers. And then you get done caught red-handed by a meddling reporter who discovered the Blu-ray playback is actually coming straight off a typical, normal old DVD+R. It's a sham, Sony, the whole thing's a sham! How are you gonna make a case for your laptop -- let alone Blu-ray as a format -- now that you tried to pawn off a DVD as a Blu-ray tech demo to a room full of industry professionals? We hope at least it was playing back a high def trailer, or something; now go to your room, you're gonna have some serious alone time, little mister.



Oooooh man. Thats funny there. You know what the bad part is? Sony may just qualify as being a Pirate since the movie is on a un-licended disk! :yikes:
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Old 05-16-2006, 11:21 PM   #2
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I've gotta hand it to sony. They do all the crap they do and somehow they keep people on their side.
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Old 05-16-2006, 11:27 PM   #3
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haha, thats funny stuff
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Old 05-16-2006, 11:31 PM   #4
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HAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!! Nice pic DS.
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Old 05-16-2006, 11:51 PM   #6
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I just noticed the DVD-R isn't their brand. wonder what that means.
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Old 05-16-2006, 11:55 PM   #7
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That sony's brand is crappier.
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Old 05-17-2006, 12:14 AM   #8
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I'm going to go put some discs in the microwave and watch the show.
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Old 05-17-2006, 08:30 AM   #9
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Lol pretty funny. Didn't they say it was a side by side comparison between DVD and Blu-ray though?
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Old 05-17-2006, 09:18 AM   #10
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I don't believe so. Sony was "suppose" to be showing off BlueRay at their laptop birthday party. Turns out the laptop that was suppose to have the support wasn't even playing the movie in the BlueRay formate. I guess Sony thought seeing a move case and a move playing on a screen be enough to fool anyone.
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Old 05-17-2006, 11:50 AM   #11
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Update: To be honest, we never thought this one would take off the way it has, but it looks like we underestimated the forensic skills of the collective. The latest word is that someone claiming to be from Sony has posted a comment on Gearlog saying that there were two laptops, one with the DVD-R of "House of Flying Daggers," and the other with the Blu-ray version, so that folks could make a side-by-side comparison. Gearlog's reporter apparently popped the latch on the DVD version, and didn't check the Blu-ray one. We have no way to independently verify this version (or Gearlog's original take), though Notebook Review does have some pics clearly showing two laptops on display at the Sony shindig. All of this leads us to one conclusion: Next time, Sony should just invite us to their parties, and we'll get it straight. And we may even like the tinfoil-flavored cake, too.
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Old 05-17-2006, 01:55 PM   #12
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wow they had them side by side and the guy couldn't tell the differnce.


Thats great. So where can i buy House of Flying daggers again for 40 bucks and a 1,000 dollar bluray player.
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Old 05-17-2006, 02:14 PM   #13
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Hehe good point. If you was watching a movie in DVD formate, beside a movie in BlueRay formate and can't tell the difference..then maybe BlueRay isn't needed right now. Besides that its still funny to see that Sony pirated. Thats a $25, 000 fine and 3-5 years in prison if I recall.
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Old 05-17-2006, 07:27 PM   #14
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You would think that sony would've at least used the real house of flying daggers dvd instead of a burned copy. Wouldn't the burned copy have a lower quality picture-wise?
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Old 05-17-2006, 07:41 PM   #15
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Nope. That's the beauty of digital copies, no 'generation' loss as with analog.

Also, Columbia TriStar has the distrubition rights to the film, and CTS is owned by Sony. So they hardly 'pirated' that film. That's like 50 Cent geting called on Piracy for listening to a CD of his he burned....which I bet he does....because he loves listening to himself.


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