Originally Posted by amirm
John, I am sorry for the lack of reply. I am ostensibly on vacation and I am trying to pretend that means from both work and AVS Forum :).
Vacation, I thought that just allows you not to physically attend meetings ;-)))
Appreciate your comments, and certainly all the effort you put into answering questions.
I am reasonably familiar with the homebrew HD on standard dvd's. Sony of course with the AVCHD camcorder line of both DVD and HD Camcorders is making this an officially supported BD format. They are offering a via the DVDirect line the one button create the AVCHD dvd.
My concern was the lack of any definitive information on basically HD DVD-r
It has been over a year since TOSHIBA announced it, their CE RD-A1 as you mentioned does not seem to product disks that play in other HD devices.
I agree again with the focus on Hollywood content, but to the "casual observer" it looks like BD is set to win "the hearts and minds" of the consumer HD content generator, basically due to lack of product/information, and this group is large, and considering how much hd camcorders are selling for, has the money to spend.
Currently I think it would be hard to argue that the largest number of HD devices out in the CE market after displays are camcorders.
So I guess my questions were mainly to get some reassurance that this IMO very important factor in the BD/HD decision on the part of a very large base of consumers, was a priority for the HD camp.
Since the HD camp does not AFAIK have a camcorder company in the fold, it is easy to miss the continual input as to just how many millions of these devices are being sold, how high the demand is for a tape or hard drive to Optical media is in this market.