the only reason i am interested the blood diamond disk is for the "Web-Enabled Content ".
i realise this is not a popular view on avs where every thread revolves around bitrates and pq/aq and studio support. but, it is my area of interest.
IMO movie titles should not be constrained to what is on a shiny disk. the hd dvd format allows all players to enhance disk features by using other sources. there is extra bandwidth outside of the rom that is not being used. IMO it is a more forward-thinking approach (i would call it more technically advanced) then locking all the content in a rom.
the features on the blood diamond disk will be primitive compared with what is possible. but, it is a start.
if you look at how some studios load up roms with movie trailers/previews... what a waste. for example, if the palyer has an ethernet port you could just access them from the internet and get the latest release trailers insstead of trailers for movies that were coming when you bought the disk 2 years before.
IMO the hd dvd supporting studios/microsoft/toshiba need to get this stuff working and shipping. a year has gone by and some of the best features of hd dvd players are still not being used.
IMO hd dvd oweners have been getting screwed because the neutral studios (particularly paramount with its separate encodes) have wasted their time releasing stuff on bd while waiting for bd specs to mature. universal has been too busy cranking out content because they are fighting fox/disney/lionsgate.
the bda studios are really screwing over the hd dvd side. it is very frustrating to keep seeing posts about "inferior technology" and "least common denominator" when IMO it has been and still is bd that is holding everything back.