Originally Posted by kennyt
I don't know, I've heard all kinds of estimates for when the next leap in bandwidth will come, I don't believe any of them. It's not that I know inside info, just the opposite.
Remember when we were never going to get faster than 300 baud via a phone line? (yes, I'm dating myself here) We already have internet II running at speeds close to what I speak of between college campuses all over the country, so what does it take to make the next leap?
Historically it's just someone who figures out how to do it, and when that happens isn't predictable. MS would love us all to believe it won't happen for 7 years, then they look like they are studs when they get it out in four. Sorry for the rant, but unless something happens soon to settle this 'war' no one will win.
I for one have stopped buying players, though I've already bought 5-6 to date. The pre/pro world needs to catch up before I'll buy another one (well, I say that now....) and I don't know if that will happen @ CES this year or CEDIA, I guess it depends on the company.
Yes kenny, the war is not good. I`ve stood firm on this all along. No one wins, confusion and apathy abound, why do we need this? This was an area where if done correctly, the high end community I believe could have taken everyone else to the next level.
And I hear you on the pre/pro world. I was just saying on another thread today, that receivers, right now, are waay ahead of our high end pre/pros as far as connectivity and flexibility. Great to have superior sound and build quality, but if you can not use it to the fullest, what good is that!! Right now, Integra has done well with their new pre/pro.