Originally Posted by GMan4911
You buy one disc and it plays on whatever player you have. How is it more confusing?
How can you even ask that? To say nothing of SD - BD and HD DVD are already confusing enough. I mean, which is a combo? Which is not? Does one version have TrueHD and the other not? Which title uses what codec and how does it effect PQ? Are there extras or not? Is the format capable of advanced authoring or what? Why are certain titles available in one store and not the other? How come neutral studios release the same titles on different formats on different release dates? Which titles have glitches with which players? Will it have region coding or won't it? ETC, ETC, ETC
Now if we are introduced to yet ANOTHER format where we have to do even more monitoring of it too and ask all the same questions and more of it - my head is gonna explode.
This is supposed to be easy. I give them a very fair and or even lavish amount of cash - they give me a movie on one simple disc that can be seen as the definitive version that exists for a while. No four different choices and hundreds of considerations to take into account.
The sad thing is this: HD DVD on it's own is/was there already! Great PQ, advanced authoring, plenty of extras, low production costs, plenty of space - NO PROBLEMS. HD DVD is the answer NOW. It's the answer for the foreseeable future. There's no reason to create a new format that allows BD to continue it's fumbling around.
I'm sick of these games and new format/hybrid speculation and introductions. It's not helpful to me. I don't need a new solution for a problem that doesn't exist. I don't need an additional answer for a decision I've already worked so hard to solve and support on my own. It's all ********, if you ask me. I was finally happy and secure in my position to support HD DVD only and now this. I'm gonna start to just want them to leave me alone...