Originally Posted by tintin1001
Region encoding.. hmm not a single of my Blu-Ray discs have that, or i wouldn´t be able to play them :-)
??? I have absolutely NO idea what you're talking about. I have umpteen Region-1-coded DVDs that play fine in my Region 1 DVD player... but if I ever wanted something from across the pond... well guess what?
DRM? yes like every DVD has had since they were made..
DVD never had ANYTHING like BD+, which has a HUGE potential for imposing abusive
DRM on consumers.
Oh, not that something like single-device locking would ever be used... I'm sure it's just there as a talking point.
Unfinished spec? Both formats have their issues, that is a FACT!
What spec-related "issues" does HD DVD have? Let's talk about profile 1.1 and pre-October 2007 hardware incompatibility, shall we?
Slow load times? Not on my PS3, and i´m sure we can find a slow HD-DVD player as well.
Well, none of my HD DVDs have load times greater than 35 seconds, and my A2 boots in 28 seconds. OTOH, I was at BB while a blue-shirt was trying to demo a Fantastic4 BD. 3 minutes and 24 seconds to get to the bloody movie.
Oh, and I have absolutlely NO
intention of buying a game
machine that won't even fit on the same shelf with my other normal horizontally-oriented components... what a crock.
Since you might have to give in to your love for movies (that is why you are here?) maybe you should start checking up on the facts instead of the "myths" and get ready for you first Blu-Ray player.. it´s actually not bad at all :-)
Well, I do have a love for movies. But when I buy one, I expect to be able to use it wherever, whenever, and however I want, thank you very much. As a computer professional that spent over two weeks undoing the damage that Sony's rootkit plant caused, there's no way in Hell I would trust them to do ANYTHING in the consumer's interest.