Originally Posted by Talkstr8t
Perhaps they'll use the HD DVD ROM logo which is used on burners?
Does Blu-ray let people do that? Use the drive logo and leave out say, BD-J? If not, why do you ask about DVD Forum? Last I checked, your company is a member of DVD forum so you should know the rules as well as I.
Regardless, not good news for studios in terms of HD DVD minimum platform compatibility.
Well, since you keep making this illogical assertion, let's put it to rest this way. Please post here that you think HD DVD studios are going to stop using HDi interactivity because of the LG player. We will all bookmark it, and then come and revisit it when titles continue to push the envelop on interactivity
I mean really, no studio is going to back off from using HDi because of what LG has done. But if you think otherwise, per above, please clearly state so.
Oh, so buyers of other players get no comfort that content is tested there?
As if BD studios are testing on all the players out there? How about Descent not working on Sony/Pioneer there? Or the fact that Sony discovered well after the BD launch that Samsung player was filtering their content? What testing had they done?
To be clear, HD DVD studios do attempt to test on as many players as they can get their hands on. It is just that in case of products which we have helped create, we also do testing. This double safety net should help reduce compatibility issues.
LG has clearly confirmed no plans, now or in the future, for HDi support on this player.
They have said that this player has a short life and follow on will replace it as early as June this year.
Or, more likely, HD DVD customers looking to gracefully exit the format in favor of Blu-ray, so they want a player which will at least minimally preserve their existing investment in HD DVD titles.
You crack me up with these arguments. I hope one day I see more data from an insider here than theory after theory. But I will play.
If I am an HD DVD customer, then I already have an HD DVD player. Why would I buy another one for $1,200? And why would I need to have a new player to preserve my investment when I already have an HD DVD player? And one that is fully complaint with the spec? You see how flowed your argument is?
Fact is that the people who have an appetite for such an expensive player are BD customers. And they wind up getting into HD DVD camp. It is them who get an easy transition into HD DVD not the other way around. Trust me, even without interactivity, they are going to be blown away by the quality of movies like King Kong and would want to buy more.
Now keep this in mind: there are actually two universal players here. One stand-alone and the other PC-based. They are shipping a drive with PC software which of course, fully supports HDi. So they have added two HD DVD products to their line up, not just one. And one is fully compliant. I hope we agree that by providing the PC solution, the damage is 100% on BD side as even the above silly argument is not applicable here.
People who went to LG booth heard loud and clear that they are now completely neutral. They consider HD DVD fully capable of meeting customer needs and are there to service that. One presume that LG knows everything about BD plans yet they feel that staying the course was not wise. I can tell you that this is causing a lot of people to rethink their position.
Of course, I want nothing better for you than to not believe the above. You didn't see LG coming, hopefully, the same would be true of others joining us. It is a lot more fun that way
Come on, Amir, you know this is ridiculous. A consumer will know if they have a player that supports networking (because they would have to have configured that networking). To suggest people will be upset because they buy content advertising "networked bonus content" and can't use it because they don't have a network capable player is far-fetched at best.
Oh really? How about the Pioneer then? It has a network jack, right? And you think a customer will not be surprised that said player can't handle BD-Live content?
The LG player seems to have a network jack too. But no BD-Live support. How about those customers? Confused or not?