Originally Posted by bootman
Sad how we when from arguing over 1080p bitrates to highly compressed 720p downloads will be the new standard.
This is taking a big step back.
You guys may be happy with ITunes downloads but I will still prefer the superior sounding CDs and will prefer the superior looking Blurays.
The name of this site should change to the Audio/Video conformity then. :P
Statically significant research has validated that the over 95% of listeners cannot hear the difference between between 384 mHz MP3 downloads and the the 1.444 mHz native bit rate of CD's.
Go back and preruse my former posts: Joe and Susie cannot see any difference between 720p and 1080p on their $ 1,299 Wal-Mart LCD 42" display.
So where is the "big step backwards" if the consumers who have 90+% of the CE electronics power cannot see a differnce.
What alternative universe do you inhabit? There are many Blue-Ray and HD-DVD supporters who want to move there, ASAP!
Sounds like you are one of the very few who actually think they can hear and see a difference.
Guess what? The major manufacturers don't give a rat's tutu: As I've said before, you and everyone who believes as you do don't buy enough to pay Howard Stringer's salary.