Feisty CEA Panel debates HD DVD, Blu-ray

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In a recent CEA panel debate, held in San
Francisco, we get a glimpse of the perspective of the “generals” in the battle to win the hearts and minds of the consumer in…

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“This isn’t 1997. Going from DVD to an HD disc is not as big a stretch as explaining to consumers about going from VHS to DVD” This is what most informed people have been saying all along. Why can’t these boneheads manufacturers realise that the adoption rate of HD media is going to be poor given the minimal improvements on offer.

Many of us did not go from VHS to DVD. We went from LaserDisc to DVD and bought players that played both formats. My Pioneer DVL-700 purchased at an in-store demo in 1997 is still going strong!

Best Buy in Milpitas has Pioneer’s BD player on display for you to experience, hand carried by the BD engineering manager from their office. Having said that, you’re not going to see much improvement over DVD unless you have a $10,000 professional 1080p display.

I thought I heard some engineering managers on Montegue Expy saying “Should I get the Porsche Boxster or the Blu-Ray player?”