Originally Posted by kdragon
I know wco81 used the term first, but I believe merits of both formats
are inherent. What you are forming an opinion about is the execution of the companies on both sides. I guess even the ardent of the Blu-ray supporters would agree that HD-DVD had a better execution so far (and I would personally agree that it is ahead right now, overall, because of interactivity since quality has come to a tie more or less).
However, I wouldn't form an opinion on the merits of a format based on this -- they are inherent. There may be a time lag, but inherent merits won't change. There is a long way to go as far as execution is concerned. Only thing missing on Blu-ray is PiP, IMHO, which gives a slight lead to HD-DVD at the moment. It is the inherent merits of Blu-ray as a format that people like me support Blu-ray. I believe the market will force all those involved to get their act together sooner or later. This is why I am patient. Besides, it is not that I am not getting good movies to watch at all.
But, I see what are trying to say. Everyone has a right to form an opinion.
[By the way, I think forming an opinion and passing the judgment are almost the same except for semantics. But I haven't checked the dictionary. Boy I do have a lot of free time]
"I opine that there's eveidence thus far that the defendant likely did it."
Nonetheless.... rather then getting too far disctracted regarding semantics, the crux of what I'm trying to do is express my displeasure about some issue regarding the format. I don't like what the BD format and it's backers have done with profiles (amongst other things), and I think that's good reason to make an issue of it. Consumer reaction should be a barometer that vendors use to gauge the acceptance of what they are trying to do to make a profit (which, incidentally, is their only motive).
What I don't understand are the stances taken (by the likes of wco81, Richard Paul, etc...) that implies that we should simply be quiet when vendor puts we, the consumer, at a disadvantage in order to further their agenda to increase profits.
My point : I am not arguing that BR is inherantly bad. I am arguing that the BDA should change their execution to less alienate their consumer base.
I happen to think that making a stink about some things is a way to do that. I have no allegiances here..., I've made a similar point regarding Toshiba and 24p... I think their execution in that area is poor, and I'd like to see change.