Originally Posted by Richter
Interesting. I had not thought about it like that before. Thanks
No problem. At least with BD and DVD it is straightforward. The big issue is now with DL services, cable and satellite providers claiming they provide HD while in many cases it is HD in name only.
Many DL services are claiming HD, but they are not only encoded at 720p, but also are bitstarved to keep the download file sizes manageable. Even cable and satellite are guilty of this to a point, bitstarving 1080i, or playing resolution games by transmitting signals at less than the full HD resolution.
The fact is that BD provides superior quality due to its bandwidth and storage capacity. The current PT Barnum, Steve Jobs, and other anti-physical media types don't want the consumer to know or hope the consumer is too stupid to care that digital delivery is still far below of what physical media can deliver. BD Live is already showing that even providing supplemental extras is causing problems. Enough to throw significant doubt that digital delivery is right around the corner as the standard delivery method.
Sorry I will stop my rant now. These new BD releases are just getting tough on my wallet.