Originally Posted by amirm
And yes, I am saying for early adopters who go and buy all the initial titles, there will be none in 50 Gigabytes. I have given many reasons for this but let me offer one more.
I mean really. I was an early adopter for DVD. The first gen players came out and there was no dual layer out for what, nine months after the start of the seven city trial run? Nobody knew if their players could handle dual layer. Lots of people picked up Contact to see how their players could handle it.
And of course, we all went through the same thing AGAIN a year later when DVD-18 came out with the release of The Stand. A lot of people picked it up to see if their players could handle it.
Nobody expected dual layer at the start there and there certainly were issues behind its production and how it came out. That's why when you say the things you do I just keep remembering back to then. I don't know or expect that it will play out the same way but these sound like the same arguments I kept hearing from the die-hard laserdisc enthusiasts. As well as things about the cost of retooling replication lines, capital layout, etc etc.
Believe me, I respect you for the time you take and your opinions and what you bring to the table- I wish we had that back when DVD was coming out since it would be a lot more enlightening. But a lot of what keeps coming up really sounds like the entire sky is falling routine and a big sense of deja vu keeps hitting.