Originally Posted by nakedeye
This thread was a GREAT idea and was running smooth up untill the last few days.
Now it's a bunch of two year olds making **** up and a bunch of three year olds crying to mommy!
This kind of discourse is what happens when the currency in this "war" isn't facts but "insider information". People like beat boy feed the fire, but he is not alone and he is not completely at fault, format players like Bill Hunt use innuendo and nameless sources to back up their opinion and allude to future developments. For crying out loud on the Blu network they took some comment from a insider there (apparently entirely innocent) and through some perverse combination of fuzzy logic and google searches come up the most convoluted piece of tortured reasoning I've seen since the grassy knoll or Roswell.Who's fault is it? Sony and Toshiba's.
although Sony does tend to make batter use of their rumor network to excite people. If these two would simply put a stop to the use of rumors to fuel the fud war the fans would level out. Fan are going to speculate anyway, but these two (Sony and Tosh) have led us all down the path of tabloids for legitimate sources of information, giving fanboys special access and allowing them to leak information is the reason this all happened. What credit would anyone have given this rumor if it hadn't already followed the template used to distribute information? None a first poster making fantastic claim would have been immediately dismissed and the moderator should have deleted it. Either they (the mods) liked the news too much to check it out or the couldn't be sure it was from a legitimated source, both prove the point of this being taken too far.
Supposed insider and their pawns used to spread/ used to leak information has gone too far and need to be reigned in, if Sony and Toshiba haven seen this though the events of last week then they will never see it.
Plenty on both side like to drop hints and encourage their side, which can be healthy to a point. But until the Adults in charge (Sony & Tosh?) set some rules for distributing information then these kind unsubstantiated 2nd or 3rd hand information will continue.
I'm not defending the prankster and I'm not saying the Blu's haven't unfairly had their chain yanked, but then again so did the HD-ers with a gut wrenching supposed revelation.
All I am saying it just that this situation exist because somebody that should have know better thought this would kind of marketing work for them. Condemn the actual perpetrators and be proud of the level headed skeptics on both sides who saw this for what it was and counseled their comrades wisely.
Just my 2 cents
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