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I'm talking about the menus...
Does anybody else miss the simple, consistent menus you got with Superbit DVDs?
I've been doing HD DVD for a while now and just got a Sony BD player last week. At first I thought the menus in King Kong were kind of cool -- they were a refreshing change from DVD. After watching a bunch of HD DVDs the novelty eventually wore off. The other day I was trying to get to the Rex fight scene in King Kong (Toshiba HD-XA2). With all of the chapters in that movie it took forever to get to that scene from the beginning and that was after overshooting the scene in both directions. I then switch over to the Sony BDP-300 to watch Casino Royale. A shorter scene list, but I was still overshooting the scene I wanted to get to. Part of the problem is that both formats are still a little clunky, but there is also a lot of inconsistency as well.
Anyway, I was thinking that it would be nice if the player itself had the option of presenting scenes, audio and subtitle selections in a consistent way much like we got with Superbit DVDs. This would be especially nice for a triple format player where you don't want different menu models for DVD, Blu-ray and HD DVD. This way the studios could continue producing a variety of menus with the different studios expressing their artistic freedom -- but for people that just want to watch the the movie...
Am I alone or are there others out there that would like a little more control over how they watch their movies?