Originally Posted by JAC6
Of course the market will decide. There were two HD products, HD-DVD and Blu-Ray, plus DVD and countless other ways of getting movies. Not enough people choose HD-DVD for it to survive in that marketplace
, in large part because people decided to sit on the sidelines due to the two comepting formats. This imaginary world where studios are neutral and consumers make choices based on hardware alone is just not the world we live in. If I were constructing a fantasy world, I wouldn't build it around the "better" format for storing 0s and 1s on a silver disc.
I'm sorry but I have to interject. HD DVD is, contrarty to Blu-ray fans desires, a format that is still available and hold 40% of the catalog market share, and also available everywhere. The people have not even started choosing, so it's fictitious to say not enough people chose. Again, Blu-Ray was picked up by early die hard Sony fans, which you can see by the insanely aggressive and cult-like sabotaging and attacking by Blu-ray owners. Of course it's not fair to say all, as there are quite understandably a few home theater enthusiasts that picked Blu-Ray based on the fact that it had better specifications, but majority of Blu-Ray fans (gamers) are simply over the top die-hard that they go out of their way to actually attack people and physically try to sabotage them not to pick up HD DVD>
The mass market was supposed to start adopting HD DVD this year and Sony outplayed Toshiba in the checkbook game. We all know that HD DVD would've won this year if it was on the merits and the economy of the formats.