|Originally posted by Ken Ross
Mike, you better also worry about studio support? Sound familiar? Keep in mind without DVI/HDCP, many studios may say to even the "great" Sony, take a walk. Without considerable software we're back to D-Theater. I think we've been educated by that experience. I'm not jumping in to this one Mike, THAT'S FOR SURE! Stay tuned.
As I said almost 8 months ago when I predicted this against everyone else's opinion it seemed on here, your concerns about studio support are ill conceived.
Only one studio (Warner) has a problem with this. Everyone else, that means the other 11, will line up behind it. The encryption will be on the disks themselves thereby negating the need for DVI compliance at the outset anyway.
These studios will love selling their movies all over again in this format as well as selling their regular DVDs to the more heavily populated non-HD homes. It's a win-win for them. As HD proliferates, and this technology will help to do just that, you will see an eventual slide over to HD in greater numbers. The key for HD TV sales is in the software, the broadcast channels and public awareness. HD DVD certainly helps at no expense whatsoever to the continued growth of regular DVD. That's why this thing is taking on momentum. At the end of the day, the studios have all recognized this a good thing and should be fervently pursued now.