Originally Posted by TheHDMan
I am actually "happy" about the delay with the 5000. It can only mean they want all the bugs out before releasing it. With the problems happening with the 1400, they can't afford to let that happen again. I have 2 of these ordered and will just see what develops...
I've got other BR players to hold me over...
I generally agree - better to delay slightly and 'guarantee' it will work as expected!
Doesn't exactly fill one with great confidence though, does it? We are now into 3rd generation players and still have one incomplete format and multiple playback problems. Enthusiasts might live with them, but mass consumers will not: can you spell RETURN!
I own both formats and while I find both to be essentially identical in terms of PQ and AQ, BD has far more playback glitches than HDDVD (althought I have not done the 1080p24 update to my HDDVD player with apparently causes problems).