Originally Posted by Richard Paul
There is no need for such a juvenille response. Honestly rdjam I don't mind a debate but when you "talk back" it is usually in the form of claims that you so often post but so rarely provide evidence for, personal opinions stated as though they were facts, and attacks against anyone that doesn't agree with what you believe.
No, the attacks are yours.
Many people agree with me that non-BD-Live-compliant players are obsolete.
Do you have any evidence for that belief or is this a personal opinion?
Easy, I said "many" BD fans were disappointed that the PS3 didn't support BD-Live, to which you said it was only "a few" - so whether they were "many" or "few", all of them were disappointed. Having to go three posts back and forth to explain the meaning of the obvious is rather retentive.
For someone that says this with such confidence it is telling that you had to add the term "anytime soon" to that statement. After all if you believed that HDi could do everything that BD-J could you wouldn't have bothered to put a time limit on that statement.
It was sarcasm. For you to even attempt to compare BD-J and HDi is laughably ludicrous, let alone try to imply that BD-J is superior. HDi has a RAFT of things that BD-J can't even HOPE to contemplate, such as networking and Picture in picture.
Another personal opinion stated as though it was a fact.
So you think that since the lowest common denominator of the Bluray format is BD-J that it's not a relevant point that those non-compliant players will ever be able to handle BD-Live??
Actually I was comparing the requirements of BD-Live to HD DVD in terms of players. You can't compare HDi, which is an interactive layer, to a player spec such as BD-Live. Also rdjam the most likely reason that you don't want to compare BD-Live to HD DVD is because BD-Live does have higher requirements than HD DVD and will be capable of more because of that.
What are you trying to say?
BD-Live is a GHOST - there is nothing for anyone to be able to compare HDi to. Obviously the BDA, Sony, etc will be using HDi as the yardstick as they get BD-Live ready, but to call it a victor before it's even seen the light of day is SOOO typical of the Bluray hubris in this format war.
And to attempt to focus on this "future" battle, is a clear admission that you don't believe anything you are saying about BD-J being "potentially superior" to HDi...