Originally Posted by Mr. Hanky
The context shifts if we are talking about one car that only goes 30 mph, while another one goes 50 mph, and the speed limit is still 75 mph. By all means, the 50 mph capable one looks like a better option.
Taking the example literally, why then will we need a 75mph limit when neither can reach that speed? In general, neither BD or HD DVD camp can dictate what that limit should be.
What we should be seeing here is a increase in storage with codec efficiency. Both should work hand-in-hand to provide the best and most storage efficient high definition experience. And apparently it seems HD DVD camp is the one embracing this concept while BD camp seems to obsessed with capacity, size and numbers. If the main concern is that a 4 hour movie may not fit the 30GB discs, then bring on a 4 hour movie like LOTR EE on HD DVD. For 5 hour movie, I believe that since I may need a toilet break, might as well get up and change discs.
Back to the context: if that's the case, one might as well wait for Holographic Versatile Discs (200GB undergoing standardisation process currently, I believe) which aims to do what BD and HD DVD is currently doing by around 2010, if I'm not wrong.