But if you're a consumer will you choose a format with only 2 movie studios supporting it? Or will you choose the one with all the other studios supporting it? The movie industry in general only has a window of time to make money off a new format before another one replaces it. They don't want a format war, so it had to end quick. Blu-ray had features that the studios wanted like regional encoding. HDDVD discs are not regionally encoded meaning a disc from Germany would work in your HDDVD player. Who's choosing the format?
The only technical advantage that Blu-ray has is more theoretical storage space on the discs. What's more is the HDDVD players were always much cheaper than the Blu-ray players even before the HDDVD fire sale. That's all on Toshiba for not getting the advertising done on HDDVD.
Also like I said earlier, HDDVD players started with their full final specs.
Every Blu-ray player out there except for the really new ones are spec 1.0. There are a few Spec 1.1's out there right now. This means your Blu-ray player right now won't be able to play all the features on the newer Blu-ray discs. What's even better is the final 2.0 spec won't be released until the end of the year. So all the people with blu-ray players will be buying another one if they want internet connectivity and other advanced features.
More money for the those in the Blu-ray camp.
Me, I just like watching movies and don't care about special features.
The exception to this is the Play Station 3. It has the hardware and the ability through firmware upgrades to be a final spec 2.0 machine. Kinda funny that a gaming system will probably end up being a movie player only for most people.
So basically buy a PS3 if you want Blu-ray now.
Sorry for the rant and repeat of things I said earlier.
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Last edited by Lud04X; 02-14-2008 at 05:07 AM.