|This whole post is a joke. You will be able to buy and watch around 90 HD DVD movies by the end of the year. Is that real enough for you? You act like every single spec detail needs to be finalize NOW in order for something to be real?
that is the difference between real and imaginary. If something is not in the specs when the device is created there is no guarantee that the device will be able to handle it, even if the manufacturer knows it is coming and tries to add something to the device to make it work with the future spec, there is no guarantee that what he built is 100% compatible.
DL DVD was in the specs from day one and even then when DL DVDs started coming out many players were worthless because they could not play them
so it is 100% faith (and that is were cults come in when you take everything on faith) that it will be added later, tenuous also applies to that like any time faith comes into play
|Nobody said ALL of those 90 HD DVD titles will be hybrids so stop with the strawman argument. You think Toshiba is stupid enough to finalize a DL hybrid next year and not have them be readable by players coming out this year one of which is their own? You gotta be kiddin me.
agree, no one said all those 90 titles will be hybrids, but it is an important premise that many of them, if not all, would need to be if you spent the last three pages trying to convince us that people with DVD players will be buying these HD-DVD disks to play the DVD part
As to Toshiba being stupid, no, but then again can Toshibas intelligence make a 1x1 magically become a 2x2? or will all the 90 titles be released on a DL HD-DVD and then some time late next year when the 2x2 comes out it will be re-released on a 2x2?
|Uh no, that imaginary law is just that imaginary.
funny how you used to agree with that "imaginary" law when the discussion was about a 4L and 8L BR disk but somehow for HD-DVD it does not apply
that is the difference between you and me, I am consistent
- I think adding stuff later to specs is hard, you think hard for BR easy for HD-DVD
- I think extra capacity is good because it gives more choices to studios to use as they wish (better audio, more audio, better video, more extras, better extras what ever they wish to do with it) , You think capacity is only needed when and where Toshiba and HD-DVD tells you, 15GB is good enough except if they decide to go with 30GB and then that is good enough until HVD comes out with 100 GB in 5 years time and then 100GB is what will be needed, but 50GB is just so wrong
I think higher capacity and higher bitrate is good, and that is why I chose BR, I chose my preference based on the capabilities of each format, I also chose it because of its higher recording capabilities because I want a PVR with standard removable media
what were some of your major reasons for HD-DVD:
- BR is not supported by the DVD forum, isn't that what cults are all about, the great and mighty DVD forum, our god, says BR group did not make the right offerings at the alter so the heathens must be destroyed
- Studios will not make as much extra profit: as if I care either way how much they make. considering all of them are profitable
I am still waiting for someone to give me a good reason to switch side, but so far all I have heard is that mediocrity is good enough and that is what HD-DVD has to offer.