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What About The Competition?

LAS VEGAS - When you back one technology and not a competing alternative, do you actually want to advertise that alternative's existence? Maybe not, to judge from Sony and Panasonic's press conferences. Both managed to tout their Blu-Ray high-definition video-disc players without once mentioning the rival, incompatible HD DVD format.

The two Blu-Ray allies find themeslves on opposite sides in the plasma-versus-LCD debate. Sony, an LCD proponent, never even used the word "plasma" in a presentation of its plans. Panasonic, however, spent a long time touting the superiority of plasma over LCD - before noting later on that it also makes LCDs, which it described as good for smaller screen sizes and brightly-lit rooms.

-- Rob Pegoraro

By Rob Pegoraro  |  January 7, 2007; 9:30 PM ET  | Category:  CES 2007 , Rob Pegoraro
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