Originally Posted by Bluescale
For the most part I think your criticism of Amir's statements have become snider than necessary in an attempt to get him to respond to you (yes, I understand your reasons, and while they're not completely unfounded, they're still snide), but I would really like to see Amir comment on this.
Well, as far as â€˜snideâ€™ goes, I would disagree to the extent that my comments did not exceed the â€˜snideâ€™ manner with which Amir greeted a new member, who mind you, did not state an opinion or commentary (although he was criticized for that, as well) that was anti-HD DVD, but rather a factual quote without any â€˜window dressingâ€™. Conversely, someone new shows up who says anything remotely positive about HD DVD, and he lavishly welcomes their presence and insight to the forum. I guess one manâ€™s ceiling is another manâ€™s floor.
But I do thank you for offering Amir the opportunity to display his overall approach in all its glory, in his response.
First, let me clarify something. A few days back he responded to a post of mine which had been up for most of the day, through a third-party (Kreisman), just as I was getting ready to leave on business so I didnâ€™t get the chance to respond. In it, in order to misdirect others from the content
of my statement, he accused me of having an â€˜old grudgeâ€™ against him (Note: It was subsequently edited out by the mods, along with some other things). Of course, this was utter nonsense as I have no â€˜oldâ€™ or even â€˜newâ€™ grudge
against Amir, as he is well aware. BUT, it served his purpose to create doubt (the â€˜Dâ€™ in FUD) among others as to what the secret â€˜realâ€™ motivation behind my post. â€œOh, so Palladin has an old grudge against Amir. Oh, so thatâ€™s what this is really
all about.â€ :rolleyes:
But that doesnâ€™t mean I donâ€™t have an opinion with regards to the games Amir plays, and the price he seeks to exact in exchange for his info â€˜droppingsâ€. I disagree with the notion that if he feeds us some as yet unpublished stuff (assuming its factually correct) knowing full well we will gobble it up as the â€˜info hosâ€™ we are, we have forfeited our right to examine and question whatever FUD he may also be trying to spread at many other times, through his mastery of language. Thanks, but I prefer to pass on the purple Kool-aid.
Now Bluescale, look at the perfect example you have inadvertently provided to us.
His original statement was:
Originally Posted by amirm
Unification is not their main target although as they, we would welcome one if it is really the best features of both formats.
Which I then quoted, noting my surprise in light of so many of his other comments, and asking what those â€œbest featuresâ€ might be? And what was his answer after you re-asked that question? Letâ€™s take a close look.
First there was the slight rebuke:
|I sort of answered this here http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/show...0&&#post5979600. It is sometimes prescriptive to go back and read what folks said way back when and see how well they hold up. In there, I start with a paragraph of what I see is "good" about BD. But see more below.
What folks say way back when? Its October
and he said this in August
, and his prediction is still holding up two whole months later. Wow. Kreskin must be green with envy.
But I digress. More importantly, did you use the link to go back and read that post. Essentially all he does is tender a token compliment to his former employer (never know when the MS gig might fall apart), and thatâ€™s the ONLY positive thing he says about BD in his lengthy post, and its not even about
BD itself. The rest is dedicated to highlighting BDâ€™s problems in his opinion.
Does this answer the question? Letâ€™s go back to the original comment again.
|Unification is not their main target although as they, we would welcome one if it is really the best features of both formats.
Ahh, so to support that he should be perceived as even-handed, Amir seems to suggest that there are best features to BD. But when the time comes to deliver, he names one of the proponents??
Do we refer to Edison as a feature
of the incandescent light bulb? Were the Wright Brothers a feature
How about the responding post here? How different is it? Well, again we get the companies behind it â€˜bitâ€™, as if that were a feature
. But wait. He seems to be throwing a bone as well:
|A few things. With BD-25, there is no layer switch. HD DVD-30 would need to buffer enough to avoid a layer switch glitch. In theory, BD can have any material for base layer. BD also has a better base layer navigation than HD DVD. HD DVD relies on existing menus for way out if someone doesn't want to use iHD. BD's movie mode is improved over now decade old DVD menus (fortunately, all HD DVD studios plan to use iHD). In the end though, the biggest advantage of the BD continues to be the companies behind it per above link.
So the first feature
is a result of the limitations of HD DVD technology, but will be simply overcome by â€˜buffering enoughâ€™. And theoretically
(of course, weâ€™re talking about in the lab, not real life or anything) BD is more flexible for base layer materials. Oh and here is that left handed compliment you asked him to avoid, â€œHD DVD relies on existing menus for way out if someone doesn't want to use iHD. BD's movie mode is improved over now decade old DVD menus (fortunately, all HD DVD studios plan to use iHD)â€.
And Bluescale, as for your belief that I want him to respond to me, to be perfectly blunt, I couldnâ€™t care less, because the reason behind that is he just doesnâ€™t like the questions I pose, nor the challenges to his crafted answers. Guess he figured his routine of self-righteous indignation or claiming that he wasnâ€™t receiving enough respect, had run a little dry by that point.
I had no idea I had been honored by making Amirâ€™s â€˜no-responseâ€™ model (which apparently is his equivalent of the Watergate â€˜enemies listâ€™) until recently, right around the time that I had decided to pose a few questions about how MS had been interacting with the proponents of the respective dueling formats, while they were purportedly â€œneutralâ€, prior to the announcement of their formal alliance with HD DVD.
I would imagine that you, of all people, recall one of the questions, because you re-asked it. Whether or not any member of the BD had nicely requested MS to have BD support included in Vista, and what was MSâ€™s response. Well, he never answered that first part, but finally admitted that there would be no native support for BD in Vista. Isnâ€™t it curious that despite his hundreds and hundreds of posts concerning the dueling formats, he had somehow chosen to omit that little detail of information until he didnâ€™t have a choice? How about that same question wrt HD DVD? Ducked that one at the time too, although we eventually found out that it was incorporated in Vista early on.
So, no, I donâ€™t mind the â€˜no responseâ€™ bit, because his silence is often is more informative than his actual responses.
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