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Old 01-24-2008   #124
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Default Re: HD Disc Format War Not Over By a Long Shot

Originally Posted by Robinson_A View Post

Daddy's angry. Do you know how freaking insane it is when I have to consult an urban dictionary to decipher the lingo being thrown around on this forum. Years ago a 'fanboy' was a guy hanging outside my local comic shop. Now, I don't know what the difference is between fanboy and fanboi other than to say ARE YOU KIDDING ME! Is this what this topic has come down to? I thought we were past all this. dobyblue is gone people. As for the word bigot, NO, absolutely not. I don't care what the context or 'other' meaning is, to 99% of the rest of the universe the word bigot is inflammatory and unacceptable. Now, since I'm not down with the latest internet lingo I believe that there was not direct ill intent, that being said it appeared that way. I appreciate the somewhat clarifying remarks but come on, this is a slippery slope at best and one I don't EVER want to see traversed on this forum again. Both guilty parties are, in fact, guilty. You know who you are and this is your WARNING. Cross me again and you'll both be looking for other forums to post on.

Seriously guys. It's a disc, that goes in a player and produces a friggin picture. Calm it down a notch.
This entire meaningless debate about two formats that are doomed to failure in the video software market, IMHO, remind me of Henry Kissinger's tenure at Harvard.

Irregardless of what you think of his politics, Mr. Kissinger was one of the world's most influential Secretary of States our country ever had. He was a way out-of-the-box thinker and possessed an incredibly sharp mind.

After he left government service, he was asked to join Harvard's faculty: An honour most academicians would kill for, and Henry joined.

And he quit in disgust several years later. His reason? He simply could not stomach the "politics" and academic in-fighting that is endemic in the world of academia.

He was quoted as saying something to the effect he had never seen people (professors and administrators) fight so bitterly and be so vindictive about things that were so insignificant and mattered so little in the greater scheme of things.

IMO, this whole "war" thing between Blue-Ray and HD-DVD is no different.

There has been lots of talk, heated discussion, and even some name-calling in this very long thread about a technology that will become the next Elcassete or Betamax within 2 years or less with MOVIES. I'm not a gamer, but if there is a "winner," I believe it will be in the realm of gaming software, NOT movie video software as the majority of consumers who will be viewing movies at home will have moved beyond physical media and will be watching downloaded media, either on a VOD basis or on their video server.

I think the movie content providers could care less about how their software is delivered: All they care about is keeping people viewing it and making as much $$$ as possible off customer viewing and purchasing behaviour. So why would they even care about Blue-Ray or HD-DVD? Their overt agenda is to get more people buying their content software, and to again repeat myself, it's a hell of lot less expensive to send out electrons to someone's home than to send out manufactured hi-rez plastic and aluminum DVD's. YMMV, of course.

Steven Jobs has trumped everyone and identified the real market: The people who actually go out and buy things in large quantities, not the geeks and tweaks like us who like I said before, don't even spend enough collectively to pay Howard Stringer's salary.
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