Originally Posted by Wendell R. Breland
I can not think of a better motive than that. ..
And I will say again, I sure am glad Kosty took up the Blu flag after the war.
The great thing to me is it was a seamless transition as I always liked Blu-ray, it was just the case, that until the final months of the HD DVD Blu-ray format war I wanted HD DVD around as I was skeptical of a lot of things about Blu-ray like disc cost and yields, replication capacity, multiple standards, hardware player costs and the economics of older studio releases on Blu-ray.
I was glad Blu-ray solved those issues, eliminated any rationale for HD DVD to remain and has had substantial growth since then.
As I said , it was really never that I was against Blu-ray, I enjoyed Blu-ray on a PS3 from the get go, as well as HD DVD, a lot was that I thought the significance of Blu-ray consistently having a 60:40 sales split was overstated especially when both had a pathetically small less than 1% combined share compared to DVD which was 100 times bigger in scale during most of the format war.
But its easy to be consistent if you were a high definition movie and home theater fan and move support from HD DVD to its more advanced better capacity successor, not only after all of the better specification better room for growth format's teething problems are solved by Sony's huge investments, but when its the only high definition optical disc alternative.
Its only logical to anyone to support Blu-ray if you supported HD DVD as it does everything HD DVD did, only better at this stage. The day of the Walmart decision I urged former HD DVD supporters to do just that.