[quote=phansson;11648312]Tom, I am all for having a fully function Blu Ray player on the market at the moment. I would be the first in line.But as an early adopter you give up certain features that will be available on later generations of hardware.
Where is this "early adopter agreement", "buyer beware / As-IS clause" or "Still Under Construction waiver"?
This is not a beta test. This is a finished product being sold to consumers for a very expensive price. No one is giving up rights of whether or not it will continue to fully function within a year, its not even being explained to consumers that this will happen.
We don't know what will happen on the 1.1/1.0 discs at the moment with existing hardware. It is all speculation at this point.
It is not speculation, it is fact. Profile 1.1 has mandatory hardware requirements that are different then what is in profile 1.0 players.
I am more concerned with lack DTS HDMA and Bitstream audio than I am BD-J (especially web based content).
Some of it will be nice to have, but I want lossless audio(bitstream preferred) and 1080p/24 off the disc without any kind of processing. That is just my opinion.
I do agree with part of the above statement. About one third of all titles released already have a audio track that not a single player can decode.
Certainly these companies are implying how great these advanced audio tracks are for the format but in reality I have titles I've owned for almost a year already that still not playing these tracks as would be expected.
I am not concerned so much about the lossless audio tracks for either format. To me these are barely noticeble differences. I would much rather have a dedicated 7.1 audio track then worry whether or not it is lossless.
Your opinion on wanting these tracks and 1080p/24 is certainly understandable. The whole lossless tracks, 1080p >> 1080i >>1080p conversions, and 1080p24 have been said to be barely noticable and I do agree with this until its proven otherwise.
As to BD-J, BDLive, PIP, Interactive Content and network connectivity. As for my own opinion these options are the most important (besides PQ).