Originally Posted by paidgeek
The PS3 bundle disc was provided as an introduction to Blu-ray movies with a slightly reduced version of the retail disc. It was never intended to be a statement piece on Blu-ray replication.
I'd think ushering in BR to the masses and especially the early buyers who're likely more enthusiastic about BR than the common folk, you'd want to overwhelm their senses and put on one hell of a demo.
With TDN, having lossless audio, cool interactivity features (the TDN menu's look like they were designed in a kindergarten competition) and a plethora of extra's in 1080P would go a long way to setting that standard.
Having finally had time to watch TDN that came with my PS3 today, I can easily say it doesn't demo well for BR. No 3D pop, the audio was not impressive (where's the bass!?).
It's not about BD50 really, it's about hitting a homerun out of the gate and winning the word of mouth which goes a long way. Even 2 BD25 discs would have been cool. Infact, some like the idea they're getting a "2 Disc Limited Edition!" movie for free with their PS3.......
But really, it's all over and done with but my point is that sometimes Sony should think about taking some of the marketing and PR dollars and shifting them over to the execution side of things.