Originally Posted by nekrosoft13
1) "It's one more thing they have to do, have to learn how to do" aka laziness that could be applied to anything. bought a new camera, don't know how to use, RTFM, bought a new car, can't get the satnav o work, RTFM, Oven keeps burning your food, RTFM.
2) Sony IS NOT SHOOTING themself in the foot. SONY does not Equal BD.
The current 19 board members (as of June 2009) are:
Royal Philips Electronics
20th Century Fox
Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group
Warner Bros. Entertainment
The contributors as of June 2009 are:
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)
CESI Technology Co. Ltd.
China Hualu Group Co., Ltd.
CMC Magnetics Corporation
Cryptography Research Inc.
Deluxe Digital Studios, Inc.
Dolby Laboratories Inc.
Dreamer Co., Ltd.
Eclipse Data Technologies
Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
Gibson Guitar Corporation
Industrial Technology Research Institute
LITE-ON IT Corporation
Marvell International Ltd.
Meridian Audio, Ltd.
Mitsubishi Kagaku Media Co.Ltd.
Monster Cable Products
Moser Baer India Limited
NEC Electronics Corporation
Paramount Pictures Corporation
Pulstec Industrial Co., Ltd.
Sensio Technologies Inc.
ShibaSoku Co. Ltd.
Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd.,
Testronic Laboratories, Inc.
Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Victor Company of Japan, Ltd. (JVC)
Warner Music Group
3) iTunes, Netflix, Hulu etc... streaming media is not even close to the picture quality and video quality of blu-ray.
4) and when it comes to HD-DVD, what are you going to do couple years from now when your fancy HD-DVD player breaks, down. You will not find a replacement, no one will fix it.
5) and back to iTunes, iTunes movies are full of DRM, there is a way to remove it, but that is even more complicated then simple 1-5 minute firmware update process.
Spend just one month working retail, then you'll understand what I'm saying.
I see it first hand. Yes, people ARE that lazy. They just got off work, are tired, probably a bit flustered and stressed out from their day at the job... they just want to put the disc and and munch on some food.
If it's not that easy, and the fix isn't "simple" from their point of view
, then they often return it. I have seen this happen first hand, many times. And when we tell them we can send somebody to their house to set it all up for however many hundreds (depending on how many devices they have)... they flip out usually.
So maybe it isn't Sony... who ever is in charge of the decision making for BD as a standard- THEY are shooting themselves in the foot. If it's the board, committee, BOA, KOA, the michelin man- whoever the hell in in charge of these decisions- they ARE shooting themsevles in the foot.
And the average consumer *will* gladly sacrifice image quality if it offers enough of a greater convenience.
You need to put yourself in the shoes of the average consumer that is not technically literate. Untill you can do this, what I'm saying wont make a lick of sense to you.