Tuesday, January 10, 2006
Blu-Ray & HD-DVD impass
Talking to the people behind both incompatible systems for future HD players, it becomes clear they plan to launch side by side, repeating history with VHS and Beta all over again. The screens are ready. In Europe, there is going to be HD transmissions this year (I expect mainly seen in pubs and clubs in Germany and the UK). The HD trailers on the Apple site are spectacular. But the dual standard for recording is just completely stupid. The consumers should vote with their wallets.