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View Poll Results: Why did Toshiba Drop the Ball with HD-DVD?
Not enough industry infrastructure before launch! 1 7.14%
Insufficient handling of Studios Film and TV Inventory (released the wrong titles) 2 14.29%
Too much competition from Sony BluRay 1 7.14%
Unfortunate Events! 0 0%
Too much Studio Support - That kept changing! 2 14.29%
No (or insufficient) allegiance with Microsoft and/or Apple, perhaps even Intel or Nintendo. 0 0%
Blind sited stupidity? 1 7.14%
Not enough storage space 1 7.14%
They were the only company marketing and manufacturing their own format! 5 35.71%
Who cares? It was never going to happen, anyway! Sony is King of BluRay!!! 1 7.14%
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Old 06-13-2008   #13
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Where's the poll option for "not paying studio executives enough payola"?
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Listen, like it or not, Blu-Ray is in. Toshiba is out. And after the way they handled things with customers who bought their HD DVD players, they should not even get anymore press.

Lets move on!!!!!!! Terrible customer service.
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Listen, like it or not, Blu-Ray is in. Toshiba is out. And after the way they handled things with customers who bought their HD DVD players, they should not even get anymore press.

Lets move on!!!!!!! Terrible customer service.
Perhaps so. But certain BD titles take significantly longer to load in most players (particularly early ones) than any HD-DVD title ever pressed (so far).

Personally, my HD-DVD experience has been mostly flawless since it's release, and much closer to my DVD and CD experiences over the last few decades - smooth, quick, and reliable.

How many times have you put a BD in a player and had to wait more than 2 minutes to get passed the "Loading" dialog?
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Perhaps so. But certain BD titles take significantly longer to load in most players (particularly early ones) than any HD-DVD title ever pressed (so far).

Personally, my HD-DVD experience has been mostly flawless since it's release, and much closer to my DVD and CD experiences over the last few decades - smooth, quick, and reliable.

How many times have you put a BD in a player and had to wait more than 2 minutes to get passed the "Loading" dialog?
Do not get me wrong Jeremy, I firmly agree. After much dialogue with Jerry and kennyt, I decided on HD DVD as well, based on just what you said, the players just worked, most of the time, without drama. Even Andrew and kennyt were getting frustrated with BD`s slow loading times, and especially those firm ware updates!!

My statement was based on the fact that, now that the format war is finally over, lets improve, and get better with BD. There here, Toshiba is not.
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