Originally Posted by Talkstr8t
The chair at the time was Yamada-san of Toshiba, who has been at Toshiba nearly 40 years and originally proposed the format.
The SC chair was not Yamada-san, but Nitta-san. But yes, Yamada-san is credited as being one of the key engineers who helped invent the original DVD format. Which makes you wonder why someone didnâ€™t want him to look at their specification.
|Therefore if it was known to the Blu-ray supporters that a) Yamada-san was opposed, and b) there wasn't an overwhelming majority of the SC in support of Blu-ray, it would essentially be futile to try to develop the format within the DVD Forum.
The BD companies had majority support in DVD Forum SC. They were powerful enough to stop the HD DVD spec at 0.9 level and not let it get finalized. Yet you are saying "there was not overwhelming majority" in favor of BD?
The reality is that that they wanted to have a party at their own house and not have to be bothered with anyone scrutinizing their specifications. It was a bit like voting for yourself in an election. :)