Originally Posted by hmurchison /forum/post/0
All the studios should support both formats. I don't hear Verbatim complaining about having to sell DVD+R and DVD-R media. They just do it.
We're in the Digital Lifestyle phase. I probably wouldn't be able to avoid bringing a Blu-ray player into my home in the future because HD technology is going to be everywhere. Computer, cars, broadcast and more.
Content needs to find a home everywhere it is feasible. The content providers are the ones who will feel the pinch of spriraling prices the least after a while.
The two SKU complaint from retailers is completely bogus. If they are running out of room for HD DVD and Blu-ray seperates, they should do some cleaning house in the DVD section: removal of ALL FULLSCREEN
discs would yield a HUGE amount of room!! It's a sad situation that 10 years later the consumers still haven't been educated. God, I hope Blu-ray doesn't stick around like fullscreen...drop it and be done with it!...
The inability to separate the usage pattern is absolutely detrimental to determining a winner. This has got to be the worst idea I've ever heard with regards to the HD wars. At the begnning it would have seemed like a genuine attempt at cooperation. At this point, however, it will only serve to prolong an already unnecessary format war.
I remember thinking to myself when I opened my first Warner title alongside a Universal title..."WOW!! Warner learned this time out. Don't use different cases than the other studios...they match from right out the gate." Okay, not really a surprise since they are now using keep cases for SD DVD, too. I didn't realize I would only have to wait 12 months for them to throw a wrench in the mix...clear cases? (Assuming the prototype was accurate). Mention of that Blu-ray crap on my HD DVD
disc and case cover? I don't want that crap mentioned anywhere! So not only are these going to be more expensive but to not have a checkered collection of clear cases, it's necessary to get red replacements...thanks Warner...
I think I'll pass.
Originally Posted by ClearVision /forum/post/0
The entire industry from consumers to retailers has been screaming for studios to pick just one format. To release in both formats is to prolong the life of both formats. We are sending the studios a mixed message if we now tell them not to pick one, but to follow Warner and Paramount and pick both.
This TotalHD flies right in the face of those screaming consumers and retailers. These discs will only serve to put the loser on prolonged life support.