Originally Posted by cwilson
Frustrating, but everybody seems to be forgetting that Blu-ray is much newer technology than HD-DVD and more teething problems are to be expected.
Are you a professional apologist, or do you just play one in the forum?
"Newer technology"? What's so new about it? The major difference between HD DVD and Blu-ray is that Blu-ray made the wrong-headed decision to put the data layer too close to the disc surface, which has only succeeded in dramatically reducing production yields.
HD DVD is a natural evolution of the past 9 years of development of the DVD format and has jumped out of the gate ready to go. HD DVD has learned from DVD. Blu-ray, on the other hand, has decided to start over from scratch for no sound reason, forgetting everything that DVD taught us for the past 9 years, and is now stumbling around like an infant with no idea what it's doing or where to go.
Newer technology... Give me a break. If there had never been such a thing as digital video for the better part of the past decade, and there was no competition so clearly better developed and implemented, perhaps we might forgive Blu-ray for these embarrassing growing pains. But in light of those factors, what Blu-ray has given us so far is shameful, an absolute disgrace.