dolphinius_rex wrote:The only thing I'm sure of at this point is that HD DVD no longer has any chance of winning this format war. However, if they persist long enough, they may end up taking Blu-Ray along with them... although I know at least a few HD DVD fanatics that would rather both formats fail then have Blu-Ray win.
I have a feeling there are some Blu-Ray fanatics that would rather slit their own throats than see HD DVD make the slightest gains.
This format war is bizarre.
I want one format only, and I want it to happen as soon as possible so that mass adoption can begin. I'd like it to be the superior technical spec format with the majority of HiDef consumer support... but I'd settle for HD DVD if that would solve things. Hell, I'd settle for HVD or whatever that Chinese format is called. I just want a single HiDef solution with significantly superior quality over DVD.
My feelings this way increased dramatically once I finally got my PS3. After experiencing owning a HiDef player finally, and enjoying HiDef whenever I desire, I want to make sure we don't lose the whole thing because people are too childish to just agree. So yeah, I prefer Blu-Ray, and I also think that it would be easier for ~30-40% of the HiDef market (HD DVD supporters) to join up with the 60-70% of the HiDef market (Blu-Ray supporters), (based on content sales) But I'll support HD DVD even if I need to, to bring about the end of the war. But like I've said, I don't see any way for HD DVD to win this war anymore. At best it will be a draw, which most likely would end up with both formats becoming niche items only and eventually going the way of LaserDisc. I don't want that.
Punch Cards -> Paper Tape -> Tape Drive -> 8" Floppy Diskette -> 5 1/4" Floppy Diskette -> 3 1/2" "Flippy" Diskette -> CD-R -> DVD±R -> BD-R
The Progression of Computer Media