I have heard that 1394 is dying a SLOW death for A/V transport and that CE manufacturers are giving up on it as a transport for A/V.
Anyone in the industry have the 411 on the situation?
Witness the lack of it on many new HD TV's.
AND the lack of 1394 enabled HD DVR's.
Tell me which major retailer carries them?
I don't see them at Fry's, BestBuy, Magnolia, etc.
I have my own problems with it and have seen lot's of finger pointing between CE manufacturers and have to live with the problems because of it.
It's leaving a REAL BAD taste in my mouth and pocket.
Is it because
a) specs/standards change too fast for CE MFG's to keep up?
b) consumers are unaware of the option and no MFG wants to invest?
c) that we're living in a fast-paced, changing world where everything is disposable?
d) I'm clueless
Why did HDMI take off so fast (in the eye's of a consumer), yet there are so many issues with it?
Drop another $4k next year for the latest and greatest techno-geek stuff that may never make it to market?
Oh yeah, I forgot to mention the MPAA