EDIT: Here is the key element that dgrycan was mentioning earlier regarding Fox's delay in recent titles: BD+.
Just wait until The Incredibles and Finding Nemo hits on BR. Pixar titles, as well as classic Disney titles, are going to push BR players through the roof. These titles haven't been announced yet, but I'll chalk that up to the awaited release of BD+. (That being the supposed reason Fox and Disney slowed down/delayed their BR releases.)
I agree that waiting until 2008 is a mistake on Toshiba's part (if they are going to attempt to keep HD-DVD on equal ground with BR, then they need to implement their technology now, or at least offer it in ALL their current models as an upgrade (currently, they do not). As far as marketing they really need to have Dell/Gateway/Alienware/etc. offer HD-DVD drives in their units as well.
As far as BD+ it's joke. All it is is another security feature that will be broken in less then a month. Just like AACS (except it most likely wont be broken 2 weeks BEFORE the first disc hits the market). It isn't like their is a BR black market and people are copying BR for profit. I'm not sure why Fox delayed its new releases, but I still don't think it was just for BD+.
Clearly the guy doesn't have a clue - Blu-ray has been backwards compatible just as long as HD-DVD - it's part of the spec for crying out loud.Quote:
The kicker is... that it can play the 9000 or so DVDs I already have, as well as the HD DVDs. That Backwards compatibility feels right.
That consensus is so 2006. Since 2007, Blu-ray has considerably pounded HD-DVD in quality, especially from some of their exclusive studios. Meanwhile, Universal is in the process of released a slew of catalog titles that are only marginally better than their SD-DVD counterparts.Quote:
Also - from the demonstrations I've seen, HD DVD looks better than the BLUE RAY discs.
In fact, his ORIGINAL blog (which has obviously been editted) claim to the effect that HD-DVD was selling more discs (they weren't) and that they had 542 titles on the market compared to 63 for Blu-ray. (At the time, Blu-ray actually had MORE releases than HD-DVD.)
This was the very article that led to Bill Hunt at Digital Bits going ape***** and posting his controversal (but hard to argue) support behind blu-ray.
Read THAT here:
I was blown away that someone like Harry Knowles, who is known for being so "in the know" with the film industry and very knowledgeable of such, that he would misinform his minions and do it so passionately and inaccurately.