Originally Posted by Sean_O
So you hate people with less than perfect vision?
That's exactly why it's viewed as "shoving it down mouths," because people clearly prefer the less expensive HD DVD format, yet the BDA and the studios aligned with them are trying to leverage their combined strength to force the customer into buying the more expensive format.
If all studios would publish their material on both formats, there would be no accusations of force feeding, and HD DVD would win it running away.
First things first, if you can't see the difference between SD, Upconverted and HD then I am sorry but you need to stop talking, heck just put on a pair of glasses you lazy bum. The difference between HD DVD, Blu-ray vs. an Upconverted DVD is (for me at least) like a jump from black and white to colour and if you can't see the difference that is just plain sad.
The second thing is where did you get the idea that people "clearly prefer HD DVD". As far as I can tell the movies are roughly the same price (innless of course you count those idiotic Warner combo discs, blah, 40$ Canadian for a movie no thank you). In regards too the cost of the play, The A2 costs 599.99$ (mind you I got mine for 299.99 which was the main reason I bought one) and the PS3 costs 699.99 (so 100$ more for the bluray player, one that has a tonne of extra features, such as the ability to play games, store music download movie trailers etc. By the way don't try to lay claim it's console not a player blah blah blah... lets be honest here that thing is great for movies and you can not deny that).
Finally my last point is that Blu-ray is technically the better format, the discs are more durable, and they can store much more information (and isn't that the most important part of a storage medium?) so wouldn't it make sense to support it? On one side you have a joint venture between multiple companies on the other you got two corporations that wish to collect licensing fees from their competitors gee whose forcing who to do what? Come on people Toshiba doesn't care about you why do you get so riled up about this, some of you guys are starting to sound worse then apple fanboys and that is something that is truly frightening.
PS: Yes I know I am going to get flamed, so my response to the next poster is: Hey look a puppy, run!