[mythtv-users] Cheap SCSI scanners - was:The Bigger... Disk contest, Fall 2007 edition

Yan Seiner yan at seiner.com
Mon Oct 22 16:43:52 UTC 2007

David Brodbeck wrote:
> On Oct 20, 2007, at 9:49 AM, Brian Wood wrote:
>> Jay R. Ashworth wrote:
>>> On Sat, Oct 20, 2007 at 09:22:52AM -0600, Brian Wood wrote:
>>>> It seems the manufacturers, at least of consumer gear, will always
>>>> choose the worst solution: VHS over Beta, USB over Firewire, IDE  
>>>> over
>>>> SCSI, NTSC over PAL (at least in the USA), 802.11B/G over 802.11A  
>>>> etc.
>>> Of course, they will: the right solution costs 17c more a unit.
>> True, but instead of just admitting that they are trying to get costs
>> down (or profits up) they seem to always try and snow us into  
>> believing
>> that the cheaper solution is somehow "better" for us.
> Personally, I think Beta failed because every "standard" Sony comes  
> up with ends up in the trash bin eventually. ;)

I've heard the theory that Beta failed because Sony wouldn't license it 
to the porn industry, so all the porn came out on VHS.  Bingo, VHS got 
the market.

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