Originally Posted by rex
This new "hybrid" disc combines two blu layers with one red layer on the same side, so the movie can be watched in both BD players and conventional DVD players. I think this is a great development because it makes Blu-ray movies backwards compatible with legacy DVD players, on the same side of the same disc.
IMHO that defeats the purpose of Blu ray? Why downrez a 1080P disc to 480P? You might as well just watch a standard DVD. It doesn't make since because we know that these discs will cost more than a standard DVD. Throwing away money.