You hit the nail on the head....
by jrdinger - 2/7/07 6:12 AM
In Reply to: Meh by eibbor7
Like you, I dont feel as though my DVD experience is sorely lacking. Neither do I feel as if tech companies really deserve more of my hard earned money for a new DVD format.
Lets say Blu Ray (for the sake of argument) comes out on top. In five years, a competeing company will come out with Green Ray, or Uncle Donkey Video or whatever. No matter what format "wins", we'll all be forced to shell out our cash, switch over to the new standard, and start all over again.
I think about watching TV and movies ten years ago, and I can tell you that my 27" CRT and my VHS did just what they were made to do - watch TV and movies. I dont remember turning to my wife and saying, "Boy, this could be a lot better if it was on a 224 inch screen, and we had 30 hours of behind the scenes footage to watch." My life has not improved dramatically since the introduction of HD or DVD - wich is a shame, because the TV ads I saw all said I would be happier.
The difference between Blu Ray, HD, and regular "Old Timey" DVD's is negligable; and DVD is SO much cheaper.
I say, screw the Industry and keep your DVD player.
And, yes I DO still use my VHS.
And my 8 track. But that's a different post.
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