I believe this has not been posted here yet, and I found it very interesting.
German news mag heise has posted an article about a press event with 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Here is the link to the article:http://www.heise.de/ct/hintergrund/meldung/85035
I'm not going to translate/paraphrase all of it, but some of the most telling statements need to be posted. They were made by Fox's Executive Vice President Global Research and Technology Strategy Danny Kaye.Kaye confirmed that Blu-ray players are not required to be capable of decoding two video streams at once which is why they can't display optional video commentaries like the ones on some Universal and Warner HD DVD releases. This capability is a requirement only for BD-Live capable players, with Playstation 3 the only one currently on the market.
However, Kaye is convinced that this situation is going to change considerably in this year - due to the release of BD-Live capable standalone players and apparently also due to a change of the Blu-ray specifications for players without internet access.
Heise online asked whether early adopters with current standalone players won't be disappointed about the limited interactive features of their machines. Kaye answered that this demography is mainly interested in perfect image and sound quality - which current players already deliver. Also, early adopters are the kind of people who will buy more than one player anyway: "They'll have one for watching movies and maybe another one for other things", said Kaye.
The article talks about other things as well.
-> Fox sees Blu-ray victorious ("people who think of HD movies think of Blu-ray"). -> After the AACS hack, Fox is happy to have supported the right format and will enforce BD+ and the ROM mark on future titles
But the part about early adopters struck me the most as being one big F!CK YOU
to everybody who already bought a Blu-ray player.
Yeah, I know that a lot of people are indeed not interested in bonus features, but the whole idea of "ahh, whatever, they'll buy a second player anyway, stupid early adopters" is just incredibly messed up.