this development has nothing whatsoever to do with the blu ray laser technology. the blu ray laser technology is going to replace current mpeg2 dvds. the MS technology, on the other hand, is intended for streaming media, so a totally different purpose. anyway, if you watch the samples on MS website and zoom them to at least 200 or even fullsize, you'll see how shitty the quality is. this is FAR from perfect. it seems that with current technology it's possible to show perfect video in stamp size. ridiculous. zoom a little and you won't recognise anything. don't zoom, and you don't see anything because video is too small. what is needed is perfect quality in fullsize, and this is not possible. the only solution is to increase internet speed by giving all people on earth dsl/cable, otherwise no video compression will help.
[edited by WRFan on 12.04.2003 06:12]