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    Quote Originally Posted by IloveTLRs
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    As long as there is Tri X I'm good.
    Haha, that was my first thought

    Ilford buying it - that would essentially guarantee us film forever
    I wouldn't count on that. The FTC would probably consider it a monopoly and forbid it. From a regulator's point of view it is better that both companies starve and leave us no choice than that one company leave us one choice.
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    This is the 3rd thread about this issue.


    Moderators, please merge.

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    I thought their film business was neglected but still profitable? Especially their motion picture films for archiving? Selling of the film business would leave kodak with a bunch of unprofitable products in a field with high R&D costs. Sounds like their ruination.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patois
    I thought their film business was neglected but still profitable? Especially their motion picture films for archiving? Selling of the film business would leave kodak with a bunch of unprofitable products in a field with high R&D costs. Sounds like their ruination.
    There is nothing illegal about being stupid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by patois View Post
    I thought their film business was neglected but still profitable? Especially their motion picture films for archiving? Selling of the film business would leave kodak with a bunch of unprofitable products in a field with high R&D costs. Sounds like their ruination.
    Their financial reports have repeatedly shown film carrying digital.
    I think that's called 'milk it, baby!'
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patois View Post
    I thought their film business was neglected but still profitable? Especially their motion picture films for archiving? Selling of the film business would leave kodak with a bunch of unprofitable products in a field with high R&D costs. Sounds like their ruination.
    Well, the reasoning for them woild be to spin off the industry while it was still profitable (i.e. so someone would buy it). Perez still thinks that turning Kodak into HP is the best idea, and until he's kicked out, nothing good can happen with the business of film.
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    Don't use any Kodak products these days, so as long as Ilford is here and producing the HP5 I realy don't much care about what Kodak does, they ost the plot and my business a long time ago,Richard

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickrapak
    Quote Originally Posted by patois View Post
    I thought their film business was neglected but still profitable? Especially their motion picture films for archiving? Selling of the film business would leave kodak with a bunch of unprofitable products in a field with high R&D costs. Sounds like their ruination.
    Well, the reasoning for them woild be to spin off the industry while it was still profitable (i.e. so someone would buy it). Perez still thinks that turning Kodak into HP is the best idea, and until he's kicked out, nothing good can happen with the business of film.
    Agilent instruments are just as good as their HP predecessors. But the market share and brand stature are not there.

    Anyone who couldn't learn from AT&T abysmal attempt to become a computer company a few decades ago deserves the rebuke the market will provide.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lxdude View Post
    Their financial reports have repeatedly shown film carrying digital.
    I think that's called 'milk it, baby!'
    No longer true, I'm afraid.

    Last quarter film barely broken even. The cinematic film division is now seeing plunging sales due to 3-D and raw material prices that were skyrocketing. Neither of these problems is likely to improve.

    Income from licensing fees (e.g. OLED patents) is carrying Kodak at the moment.
    Digital Photography is just "why-tech" not "high tech"..

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