Originally Posted by Jeff Lampert
That's not fighting fair. You don't think that if someone were to scrub all the AVS format-war threads for the last two years, that there would be a fair amount of bad calls on both sides of the fence? Dirty pool, my man, just so you know.
That's why anyone seeking fame and fortune with crystal ball gazing into the tech futures should study Nostradamus. Cloak your language in obscure and lyrical terms that can have multiple meanings, make lots of predictions to make sure at least some come true --- you could always point to the ones that could be construed as not wrong and say, "even Canseco did not bat 300 every year."
So predictions such as : "HD-DVD is toast", "BD50 is science fiction", "An exclusive studio will flip by end of the year", or even this one : "BD movie price increase if BD wins the war" are powerful and definite statements. But there is no wiggle room in any of the above and that's why Nostradamus would never utter predictions as these.
Rather, Nostradamus would say
(1) HD-DVD is toast.
For there will be a forum on a spider spun webs,
With men (some women too) meeting to talk of moving pictures and sound
And a format with cases of color defnitely not green,
Would break bread that has been warmed over twice.
(4) BD movie price increase if BD wins the war.
Of moving pictures captured in boxes that are definitely not green.
We shall see one stand on the field of trumpets with workers in dairy products in general,
And should one emerge triumphant,
More green is expected to be seen in the coming days.
On a more serious note, my crystal ball is in the shop getting fixed, so no soothsaying for me, the prices of BD are already exorbitant today, it's the retailers that are heavily discounting at percentages close to DVD discounts.