Originally Posted by MidnightWatcher
That was written by a member of this forum
, and fails to mention:
* That the majority of PS3 owners bought the PS3 for games, not movies
* That ALL X360 HD DVD add-on owners are soley for HD DVD movies
* That Toshiba HD DVD players sell out as quickly as they can stock them
* Does not note that Blu-Ray disc sales have always lagged behind HD DVD
* Did not mention the In-Movie-Experience and U-Control that is winning HD DVD fans
* Failed to underscore that though Blu-Ray has been improving, HD DVD has been consistently better and has won High-Def Digest's Best Of 2006 list
* Did not note that although BD50 discs have begun shipping, they have yet to prove to be any better than HD30 since PQ still lags behind or, at best, only matches HD DVD
The writer of the article is admittedly biased towards Blu-Ray.
I mentioned some of these things others not. Here are some notes.
1. "Toshiba HD DVD players sell out...". I have seen them sitting in stores in many cases. Frys had the same 4 units (I checked the serials) for over a month.
2. "Does not note that Blu-ray disc sales have always lagged..." I referred to the fact that Blu-ray was behind several times and in a number of ways. In fact, I said that Blu-ray would only catch up in titles by the end of January.
3. "In-Movie etc.": Admittedly, I don't care about these things very much, and a number of other people don't either. It will be a while before this shakes out.
4. "Failed to underscore ...": Thought that was very clear in several places.
5. "Did not note that althought BD50 discs have begun...": I mentioned very explicitly that I didn't think that Blu-ray had proven superiority yet.
BTW I do believe that recent titles from both formats are very similar. I reject the idea that one format has established any claim to superiority at this point based on PQ.
I would not say that I am "biased" toward Blu-ray. I would say that I agree with the many technologists who have said that Blu-ray has better specifications and more future potential.
I thought that I was more than fair to HD DVD in a number of ways.
The format war has not only divided us, it has also turned off the customers. As much as anything, I am hoping that the scions of these industries take charge and end the war one way or another.