Re: A New HD format from Sim2, better than Blu-ray?
This is a red herring product. No one should break a sweat worrying for one moment about its viability or potential harm to the HD-format industry. We've got a stable product. And it doesn't need "competition" with another HD format for a low price... it's got DVD to compete with which will continue to bring BD prices down.
The manufacturers NEED to recoup some of their HD investment for the short term. It's ok to pay a little more early on in a format's life cycle. If companies couldn't make money, they wouldn't invest in the formats that make our high-def HT possible.