I didn't say you were being annoying, I was speculating that you were trying to be annoying....now I think you are trying to mimic Carl Sagan, only he usually talked in BIIIIILLLLLLLLLLYYYYYYYYYYYUUUUUUUUUUNNNNSSSSSSSSSSS.
Ok, now I'm impressed. Carl Sagan isn't exactly a household reference.
The addon appears to be popular, so the odds of HD-DVD dying have lessened. The odds of studio support increasing has gone up.
The PS3, based upon initial reviews, appears to be a good BD player, so the odds of the studios abandoning BD have lessened. The odds of Universal putting movies on it have increased.
The two are not mutually exclusive.
I agree actually. I said that in another thread. It's also been my position from the very start of getting involved in the "format war" that exclusive studios are doing this wrong. There should be as much studio neutrality as possible and let the consumers decide the format.
The only negatives brought out by the game systems; the PS3 has effectively made it unrealistic for CE companies to sell BD players over $500 in any kind of quantity. The Addon has effectively taken six million (or miiiiilllllliiiiiiioooooonnnnn if you prefer) potential customers interested in hitech away from any CE companies wanting to get into HD-DVD until players are sub $200.
I see it another way. I see it as an inexpensive way for a large segment of people to get into the format and start buying movies. I don't believe that Universal, Fox, Disney, etc: care how many CE players are on the market, or who makes them. I'm sure they care how many discs they sell. That is going to be what sways their format choices.
That said, this add-on won't stop overseas CE's from making standalone players. There are still advantages for many who don't own Xbox 360's to getting a standalone player. And if someone can get a player down into the $350-$399 range, that would spur sales just as much.
If we could just convince Microsoft to come up with a $200.00 42" plasma addon for the Xbox... I could go for that...
I don't do anything under 65"