I should have said earlier: Welcome to the Forum, Panson.
Originally Posted by Panson
I think Sony's first versus Samsung's premature first proves my point about development. Sony kicking its Blu-ray history to the curb was never going to happen.
SA-CD CD layer, and HDR10 for me. Cheers.
Your post doesn't make sense/I don't understand (what you think is) your point. It's non sequitur
on multiple levels: The relationship (such as it is) between the three sentences and all three's relationship to the portions of my comments that you've bolded.
The first sentence is just tautology. You're assuming many things, including that if Sony had introduced a player sooner it would have been "premature" (if you just mean according to you, okay, but that's not really broadly helpful). It's also quite possible that Sony's engineers weren't avoiding "rushing" or were busying "trying to get it right" but were instead marking time to learn from other manufs' efforts. Unless you have a link to an interview with a Sony engineer knowledgeable on the subject, we just don't know either way. I would argue that, whatever significance you want to try to ascribe to how robust Sony's first UHD BD player entry was compared to Samsung's, that's countered by the fact that many of us are still here in these discussion fora pages going back and forth about HDR issues and DV implementation. So Sony's later introduction of a player--regardless of whether it was calculated or incidental--can be read to not at all mean what you want it to.
Again, I don't understand the significance vis-a-vis
your comments of bolding my last sentence. In case I wasn't clear, I'm saying that while all this DV ballyhoo has been going on (and on), say, MGM started licensing A-list titles like Silence Of the Lambs
to Criterion and Frankenheimer's Iceman Cometh
has been announced (for March) on 1080 BD. Those are just two examples of titles that interest me personally more than, say, The Last Knight
in admittedly impressive DV.
And if you really are happy with "just" SA-CD single layer and plain Jane HDR, one might argue that a "premature" player from whomever might have met your needs (which, if I'm understanding you right, would be more limited than someone who wants DSD, 5.1 from SA-CD and DVD-A and full DV compatibility).
On one level, I appreciate the pith. But on another, if you really want to be understood you may need to unpack your remarks a bit more.