QUOTE(mlmadmax @ Aug 10 2007, 09:27 PM)
If you look at the big picture both formats are selling like shit. The war is going to go on forever to, both sides have hundreds of millions invested and are not going to call it quits for years. The only thing that will end the "war" is a high quality inexpensive dual format player.
when hd was announced i was really hoping that it would only be one format like dvd was.....no messy war
like beta vs vhs etc....but alas no
i used to be a fan of $ony, but have got increasingly jaded by them over the years because of thier business ethic....
i dont honestly feel good about blu ray at all, now it seems that with bd+ is finished there are rumblings that fox $ony di$ney arent even going to be using it yet, for fear of looking stupid when its cracked. why place so much confidence in something then not use it?...doesnt speak well for something thats supposed to be unhackable.
its an interesting point made on the original article that blu ray is alledged to be the more consumer adopted format, at least where i live i know more people with either the tosh player, or the 360 with the addon than a ps3 or standalone bd player...im assuming the article originates from the usa?, i would rather own a dedicated player than a console for watching movies...put it this way the shop where i worked has sold more hd dvd standalones compared to no blu ray players at all...even had to send the blu player back...sat on the shelf and with no interest in it.
if my preffered company of choice made a dual player (pioneer) and i absolutley 100% HAD to buy blu as well then it would be from them...i have no intentions of getting rid of me hd dvd movies, why would i?....the prints are fantastic on the whole and look gorgeous.