Originally Posted by homerging
The average person still can't understand what the difference between Blu-ray and DVD is and sticks with DVDs. After all, if they're both discs that look the same they must be the same right? If they have two incompatible Blu-ray systems it'll confuse at least 90% of the market and retailers will be reluctant to stock the new discs. As it is, some retailers are selling 4k upscaling BD players as "4k players" because they don't understand. If the managers of electronic chains are confused, the average person will be more confused. The average person doesn't know much compared with people on these forums.
Actually, you might be making the point for me: it'll not matter in the least. First, though this isn't the issue, any 4KBDP will certainly play 2KBDs by design---it'd be marketing suicide if they didn't default to multi-format players. And for the folks with only 2KBDP's, it'll be the same transition as DVD. Would you seriously recommend that the BD format be backward compatible with DVD players so that the folks with just DVD players could play it? They can't, and it didn't matter. Folks understand that their system works with DVDs, so they get DVDs.
understand DVD because they have added electronics put in specifically to manage it, but older DVD players can't take a BD. And that was a good thing, because hamstringing an upcoming format just to please older hardware is often a losing game that screws up more things than they help.
Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent. Unless, of course, it's to keep someone from creating a phone video in portrait mode, in which case it's a pretty good first step. Portrait mooks: KNOCK IT OFF.
Last edited by tgm1024; 09-12-2014 at 04:50 AM.