Originally Posted by Monty22001
Well, I'm asking all out. Why? Why do you support hddvd when it's inferior technically and selling less?
If you can't answer that flat out, yes.. It starts to look just like a plot.
I've stated my reasons for preferring HD DVD many times in other threads.
At the risk of going off-topic, I will answer your question, since you have pushed it twice - but let's NOT debate it here, as it is not the place.
1) Players have more standard features as mandatory:
a) TruHD decoding
b) DD+ decoding
c) Network ports
d) Dual stream decoding for PiP
e) Full interactive language that supports Internet access and PiP, plus other features
2) Players generally half the price, in all the various categories, of the competing BD player options.
3) Almost all titles released on HD DVD are using VC1, which is a fantastic codec. Most releases have class leading quality which makes them easy to accept as keepers.
4) Most releases on BD are in Mpeg - close to 70%, in fact. The quality is variable, and not what I expect or want from a next-gen purchase. While more releases are now arriving as AVC encodes, these are still not the majority of what is available on the BD format.
5) HD DVD delivered on quality, not talk.
6) There are more releases that I would buy on HD DVD than on BD.
There, that's my answer, now back on topic?