CI Market Dashboard

We have put together a collection of market indicators and track them to help you gauge the direction of the market.


CI Analysis Worksheets

Interactive analysis templates covering DuPont analysis (return on equity), valuing stocks the Warren Buffett way, and more to come.


CI Blog Feed

Apple Earnings not just good….
posted less than a minute ago by Hareesh Jayanthi

Apple’s Big Day
posted 20 hours ago by Hareesh Jayanthi

CI Gadget Corner: iPhone 6 Review
posted 1 day ago by Wayne Thorp

It’s been too long (not really) Apple launch
posted 5 days ago by Hareesh Jayanthi

Neutral Sentiment at Lowest Level in 83 weeks
posted 5 days ago by Wayne Thorp



Computerized Investing > July/August 2006

Editor's Outlook

PRINT | | | | Add your comment! | A A   Reset

by Wayne A. Thorp, CFA

The first VCR my family had growing up was a Betamax machine. I guess my Mom was one of the “early adopters” of this new technology and, after several years, had dozens of Beta tapes. Despite initially having superior video and audio quality, Beta couldn’t match VHS’ storage capacity—the first Beta tapes could only hold one hour of video, while the first VHS tapes could hold two hours. In the end, Beta lost out to VHS in the last great format war.

Fast forward 30 years and the dogs of war are again baying on the horizon. HD DVD and Blu-ray are new high-definition technologies battling to become the consumer high-definition digital video standard. The monetary stakes are incalculable for the winner, while the loser will be relegated to a footnote in technology history. Both formats have big-name support—HD DVD is backed by Toshiba, RCA, Sanyo, Intel, and Microsoft while Blu-ray has the support of Sony, Panasonic, Dell, and Apple.

Both HD DVD and Blu-ray promise superior audio and video compared to today’s DVDs (assuming you have a high-definition television). The other advantage these formats offer is greater storage capacity. HD DVDs can store the equivalent of more than 21 standard CDs or more than three standard DVDs. Blu-ray discs can store even more, with the capacity equivalent to that of over 35 CDs or more than five standard DVDs.

...To continue reading this article you must be a Computerized Investing Subscriber.

Gain exclusive access to this article and all of the benefits and investment education a Computerized Investing subscription offers.

SUBSCRIBE TODAY for just $24.
Log in
Already a CI subscriber? Login to read the rest of this article.

Subscribe
A subscription to Computerized Investing includes a monthly email and access to the CI Website, all of which aim to benefit your investing skills with respect to computers and the Internet.

  


Discussion

No comments have been added yet. Add your thoughts to the discussion!

You need to log in as a registered AAII user before commenting.
Create an account

Log In