Originally Posted by Gary Murrell
I rest my case, 1080p is the obsession of everyone now and how many damn displays can even display it??
you advanced codec and 1080p mongers are about 5 years to early here, it's like releasing PC games in 1995 that require a 3.2 GHZ processor and 256GB ATI video card
Why should we take a shortcut now when we don't have to? We can encode movies in VC-1 today for HD DVD. Why should we let BD off the hook and pay to buy movies twice or avoid them in the first round?
|Blu-ray is releasing 1080i mpeg2 that everyone can enjoy now|
|who cares if HD-DVD coes out with 1080p and HD Audio formats!!|
|they will be usesless for years and will have nothing over Blu-Ray because the technology is not even available to enjoy them|
|Everyone will be watching them downconverted to 1080i/720p and standard Dolby/DTS, thats the way it is because the technology is not even here yet and everyone is not ready to go out and replace a 20,000$ system even if it was, it way to early for all this 1080p/HD audio talk
Note that I agree with you that right now, there are few displays that can fully resolve the detail that will be in these discs. But that shouldn't be a reason for us to do a poor job of encoding them.
At the end of the day, it makes no sense to say that we have to settle for something less than great, when BD's main deal was to promise everything.