Originally Posted by john stephens
This shows the potential danger of these anonomous Forums. Unknown folks can can do severe damage to companies/ products, often without ever owning the product. And we have no way of knowing the identity of these detractors nor what equipment they used for their tests. This place has become infested with such posts. Sadly, for myself, I pay little or no attention to what I read here.
Unfortunately, this is true.
As you can see from my profile, I own an HD-A1. But I've always known that I'd get a good BD player at some point ... and when that moment comes, it'll probably be the Panasonic. I'm just waiting for some really compelling software.
But I do recall some time ago making a comment in an HD DVD thread about the bad quality of one of Warner's releases. I think it was "The Perfect Storm". At any rate, one of the other AVSers called me out because I didn't have any info in my profile about my system. In fact, I had virtually no profile at all. And this other person was right (BTW, I'm not sure but I think it was "cjplay"). Anyway, he was right! And so I went to my AVS control panel and created a rather detailed profile of me and my system. I'm sure most people don't look at it ... but it's there if you want to.
And with that, out went my "anonymity". I really don't care since I'm a bit of a public person. But, the ability of people to make comments that can sway a great many others in their purchasing decisions ... and to make them in complete anonymity is, in fact, dangerous. And since I filled in my profile, I've noticed that there are a fair number of posters here that provide absolutely no info about themselves.
Now I know that posting info about yourself on the internet can be risky. But there has to be some sort of happy medium. I personally agree with "cjplay" (if it was him who called me out). There ought to be some minimum profile requirements for all posters here.
Now, just so no one will go ballistic, keep in mind that this is JUST MY OPINION.