Originally Posted by hmurchison
Yes and the both preferred Divx but that wasn't exactly what consumers wanted was it?
Well, they've learned from their mistakes it seems, and looks like Blu-ray will be the format we're all buying three years from now.
I'm always amused that people equate Sony and Beta, Disney and FOX with Divx... and they think history will repeat. Rather, don't most people learn from mistakes? Get ideas on how to do it better?
Personally I think Sony, Disney, and FOX are all stronger for their previous bad decisions, and willing to dig their heels in harder to make it happen this time.
They've set things up to go so
differently this time... have so
stacked the deck in their favor... via their own mutual commitment and efforts... that's it's almost a forgone conclusion. They can simply will this to happen; consumer sales data be damned, they know each and every fan of their films will eventually cave in. They can wait for it to happen. Today's HD DVD fan lamenting these companies "lost sales opportunities" will be tomorrow's sale. Same movies... just a year or two later.