Well this is disappointing news. Optiarc makes some of the best quality DVD/Blu-ray burners on the market. I might just buy a couple and store them on a shelf for the future.
bummer...I noticed the article said "slowing notebook sales" and the loss amount for the company in 2011..and I sure would like to see how that breaks down internationally... get some idea which countries are slowing the most.
Guess it's a moot point for Sony, but it would be interesting to see anyway...
Poor Sony...I feel bad about what's going on in the movie theatre biz too...as I just read something about the possibility that about 1/2 the theatres in the U.S. will close in about a year or sooner...due to everyone in hollywood distribution going to digital. Those little theatres in the small towns can't afford the $75-85,000 digital projectors I guess ?? Seems like that isn't a giant expense but the margins must be real tight for some of those theatres.
So if the theatres go away, that eventually means LESS distribution ( and less money for the distributers ).
This weird computer and digital revolution sure seems to be like a giant dinosaur running amok ... trashing places like Kodak ( who invented the stupid digital stuff...how ironic )...wonder where all this will lead us ??