I don’t think the hddvd and bluray stuff will last, s-vhs anyone? DVD already provides great video quality, and great sound quality at an affordable price, will people really spend more on hddvd/bluray discs if they cost more and don’t have much of a difference from dvds if you don’t have the equipment to compliment it?
fuck that. dvd picture quality, even though its considerable better than vhs, still is way imperfect. Im talking moire effects, lines and bleeding, and edge halos, and worst of all compression distortion because the dvd’s are so small we have to compress the audio and video data so it looks and sounds shittier than it really should. Plus they have to have like 2+ dvds on the sets because the information cant be fit on one disc. 4 discs for LOTR? come on people. with hd-dvd, the movie, and all those fucking extras would be on ONE disc. The sound would be better, the video would spit-your-knee-kick-you-in-the-nuts-fantastic because there would be no compression artifacts, and plus…the best part…high definition. Come on, dont you love watching hidef football at the best buy, and you could like count the pores on Mr. Brett Favre’s face? Imagine counting the pores on little Frodo, it would be that fucking clear. And as far as cost and adjusting, hd’s arent much more expensive than dvd’s, and dvd’s and hddvd’s will be compatible together in one player. So its one big happy family.
I think that’s an investment America can handle. Hddvd’s/bluray are the fucking future bitch. You cant escape it. Most movie companies have already signed on. Shit, even the ps3 will be compatible to play bluray discs.