Xbox One Blu Ray player Sony is not the only one who owns it

#1Exodus_PrimePosted 10/8/2013 7:40:51 AM
This is just an FYI topic it's not meant to start flaming or a fanboy war. I found this info very interesting as I thought Sony was the main company behind the patent since PS3. Turns out it's not the only one, it's only one of many, how you ask? They are a part of the Blu-Ray association. The nine leading electronic companies are Sony,Panasonic,Pioneer,Philips,Thomson,LG electronics,Hitachi,Sharp, and Samsung. This is for anyone who says or is wondering that Microsoft pays who for the royalties now that that Xbox One will use the Blu-Ray drive. Just like Sony or Samsung or whomever pays Microsoft for using windows on laptops and such.


Here's the wiki link
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blu-ray_Disc_Association


Sony sued for Blu-ray patent
http://www.bit-tech.net/news/2007/05/25/sony_sued_for_blu-ray_patent/1
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#2Troll_DirectoryPosted 10/8/2013 7:43:41 AM
http://www.gametrailers.com/videos/8s6b0v/pach-attack--why-is-sony-letting-xbox-use-blu-ray-
#3FoppePosted 10/8/2013 7:44:36 AM
People are still misinformed about this?
Perhaps you should check up DVD Forum as well and see that Sony is a member there as well.
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#4Exodus_Prime(Topic Creator)Posted 10/8/2013 7:46:25 AM
Foppe posted...
People are still misinformed about this?
Perhaps you should check up DVD Forum as well and see that Sony is a member there as well.


Yeah believe it or not they are, heck just last night I thought Sony was the main shareholder but there you go, this wasn't a big deal for me I guess why I didn't do a lot of research on it. but like Troll Directory posted I saw that game trailers video last night is how I found out.
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#5NewmoonPosted 10/8/2013 7:54:21 AM
I honestly thought this was common knowledge, had it just been Sony, the format war would have taken a lot longer then the curb stomping that ensued
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#6SunDevil77Posted 10/8/2013 8:01:10 AM
Microsoft owns the VC-1 that BluRay discs use, too
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#7MrImpatient35Posted 10/8/2013 8:02:40 AM
Troll_Directory posted...
http://www.gametrailers.com/videos/8s6b0v/pach-attack--why-is-sony-letting-xbox-use-blu-ray-


I found out about it from the Pach Attack video.
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#8darkphiresagePosted 10/8/2013 8:06:50 AM
peeps still worry about this stuff? sony rocks the hardware and media formats, MS rocks the OS'. their products both make use of each other's patents. It's great when we all get along, isn't it? :D
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#9FoppePosted 10/8/2013 8:14:49 AM
People still listen to Pachter?
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#10ViryuPosted 10/8/2013 8:34:06 AM
Didn't we already discuss this when One was revealed couple months ago?