Originally Posted by DaViD Boulet
Go to his website. Look at the advertisement from the BDA. I don't know many people who claim that blogging is a hobby and they aren't a journalist site that have advertising. Plus he gets inside information to make him sound better and get more visitors to make him more money.
In the long term, two formats are not good for the consumer as it blocks any real mass adoption of either format and thereby studio support and HD releases suffer. Is this point still being debated?
This has been disproven through out the history of marketing. Currently we have STUDIOS fighting a war not consumers. Consumers are ****ED. That is why they aren't buying. If both sides could shake hands and give up their "exclusive Studio," nonsense then HDM would take off like a rocket. The problem is the BDA is convinced they'd lose market share because Consumers generally pick the less expensive alternative.
It's also why BD backers keep repeating that mantra of "two formats keeps consumers from investing," because those backers hate to be in 2nd which is just dumb.
Bottom line it takes the same equipment to get the desired effect from either format. So the only thing keeping consumers from buying is the WAR being fought by Toshiba, Sony, and the Studios.
If there was Universal Studio support on both sides you'd see about 5M HD-DVD players in homes by the end of the year and 2.5M BD players.
BD wouldn't "Lose," it would just be 2nd best in sales. It would never "die," and the people who think they're getting better PQ and SQ can buy it.