Why we don't need high-def DVDs

Posted on Wednesday, May 17 2006 @ 06:06 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
CNET has a critical article on Blu-ray and HD DVD:
When did you first become cynical about the electronics industry?

Was it when VHS went out of style, and you had to buy all your movies again on DVD? Was it the time(s) you never got the rebate you mailed away for? Or was it when your computer's 90-day warranty expired, and the thing croaked two days later?

Doesn't matter. As it turns out, you didn't even know the meaning of the word cynical. Last month, Toshiba's HD-A1 high-definition DVD player hit store shelves. It's the first marketplace volley in an absurd and pointless format war among the titans of the movie, electronics and computer industries.
You can read on over here.


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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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Re: Why we don't need high-def DVDs
by Anonymous on Wednesday, May 17 2006 @ 12:45 CEST
Frankly HD content looks night and day different than normal TV. That's not news. But to think having that content in disk form is not worthy of interest, is probably written by someone still using a rotary phone...