Originally Posted by llegg5
It does take the Elite and some other players a while to load some discs from time to time depending on the disc. However, I sit waiting in traffic approximately 30 minutes per day. I frequently have to wait in line for several minutes at the grocery store, the bank, the gas station (sometimes it even takes 5 minutes to fill up my gas tank). I often have to wait for my wife and kids, or my dog, to do something before I can undertake my next task or get going somewhere. Accordingly, waiting 2 minutes for a DVD to load vs. 30 seconds means nothing to me in the scheme of things.
Man, we sure obsess about some pretty trivial stuff, IMO. Does anyone search out gas stations that pump a full tank in 3 minutes vs. 5 minutes?
I think saying people are being harsh is a little strong. I have been doing custom home theater installs for 6 yrs and Cedia Certified. I try to understand how my clients may feel. Clients are not asking for the Bluray to load faster than dvds. They are asking for them to load as fast. 30sec verses 2 minutes doesn't seem like much other than it takes 4 times as long. What if pumping gas took 20 min verses 5 min. What if sitting in drive thru took 20 min verses 5 min. what if everything took quadruple the time. Considering our days are not getting longer than 24hrs. Also considering the 1 thing in life that you can never get back is time. We are only here for so long. By Christmas we will have a $199 player available and will probably be faster then Players purchased for over $399 previously. I personally don't mind load times and would deal with it, but I service a large customer base and I can understand why some people could have problems with loads times. I use the PS3 and don't have to worry about load times anyway except when I am installing them.
And that was your first post on this forum?! OMG! You think the whining about the load times is bad, wait until you really get involved with this forum. Look, this forum is basically, "Geek-Central"! The average AVSForum poster needs this as a platform/medium to grip about things no one else in the real world really cares about! If you stay with the forum long enough, you will read and experience arguments, b*tches, gripes, complaints, disagreements, discontent, arrogance, know-it-all, assumption, presumption, can't-be-wrong, etc,.... And you being a CEDIA certified installer, man, you are in for some surprises! You will be blown away but what some of us posters submit as fact and "know how!"
Hopefully you will learn something new on the positive side and maybe teach someone something they didn't know that could benefit them in some form or fashion.
BTW, Welcome to AVSForum.com!