Jon Peddie Blogs

The Blu ray factor: If Microsoft come out with a BD accessory, where’s Sony’s advantage?

Posted by Jon Peddie on January 8th 2009 | Permalink
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First off let me make it clear I am not a Sony basher, I like Sony, and I love the PS3. I also like Microsoft and the Xbox360. Sony has said they won’t drop the price of the PS3, and has even stopped building the lower cost smaller disk version. Why, in a world of economic turmoil would Sony seem to be swimming against the tide? For one thing Sony believes, and I agree, that the PS3 represents value for money. One of the main values of the PS3 is the Blu-ray (BD) player in it. The PS3 is a fully…

Come together ... over me

Posted by Jon Peddie on May 20th 2008 | Permalink
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Common people now, smile on your brother, everybody get together, try to love one another - for a while… We’re getting closer to the dream, the vision, of ubiquity mutual connectivity in the home – and maybe beyond a bit. My vision, since 1999, has been that everything in the home will talk to everything in the home. Everything that can will be a server, and everything will be a client. Since 1999 I’ve had to modify my vision a bit, I’ve had to learn a strange new alphabet, B, A, C, U, and then N – what’s that all about?…

Special Glass

Posted by Jon Peddie on March 30th 2008 | Permalink
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Actually this entry should be named Special Plastic, because we don’t really use glass in our displays anymore do we? But we do specialize because one size doesn’t fit all (needs.) I have eight screens that I use. I watch TV on my 32-inch LG LCD.TV. I watch movies with either my PS3 for HD, or my Xbox360 for regular DVDs, or on my eight-foot projector screen. I watch YouTube videos, do email and other office things on my 17-inch laptop I play games on my Skulltrail PC with a Dell 30-inch display. I read books on my six-inch E-ink Kindle.…

Is the sky really falling? Chips for the TV market

Posted by Henry Choy on February 21st 2008 | Permalink
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ST Microelectronics just completed the Genesis Microchip acquisition, Trident’s stock has dropped like a rock, and Pixelworks still can’t get itself sold. Who could have predicted all this three years ago? Actually, we did. Jon Peddie Research published the ATV Report in 2005 and it addressed the difficulty of a video processor company being successful in the new integrated digital processor market. So, I guess the question now is, what have you done lately? What does the future hold? It’s not as bad as many people may think. Most people seem to think that: 1. Integration is only game in town.…