I have a question to the HD DVD insiders.
There was an HD DVD event on the IFA. And there is a tech digest whatever website that claims to have a summary of the event. One thing in the summary caught my attention. It says that the HD DVD group claims:
The lower duplication costs makes the HD-DVD a more affordable and therefore more friendly choice.
My question is: affordable and friendly for whom?
I am a pretty hardcore HD DVD supporter - but the HD DVD group claims, that because of the lower replication costs, I, as the consumer, get a price advantage? Well, hearing this pretty much lets emerge a picture in my mind that includes my Toshiba E1 and a heavy axe. The HD DVDs are often more
expensive than the bluray discs! How can the HD DVD group tell me, as their customer, who is forced to buy combo discs for $27,95, that this is the more affordable and friendly choice? Or do they mean friendly for the producer?
This is not bickering, it is a question. It is a question that has to be asked. And the answer that there is another (on the other side) studio that charges as much for their discs is not acceptable, because this studio is considered to be out of their mind (even by their own format supporters).