Little consumer interest in Blu-Ray or HD-DVD

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Lee Distad is a CEDIA Certified Professional Designer for expensive audio and visual stuff… so his opinion on the current format war is obviously more educated than mine…

He brings up a very valid point that I have not seen before. None of the high end manufacturers (Denon, Marantz etc) have chosen a side and currently don’t make either.

So why is it that people who sell R100k systems to rich people have no interest in the format war?

Basically because neither format has really proven to be any better than upconverted DVD’s that display in 1080p…

He even goes as far as saying that neither way win this war and both might end up just falling by the wayside along with DVD-Audio and SACD. (I don’t know what either of those are but I guess that proves his point?)

Anyway follow the link to see what else he has to say, it’s all very interesting really.

Source: CE Pro § Manufacturer’s Reps Reporting Little Interest in Blu-ray, HD DVD

Last Updated: May 18, 2007

Gavin Mannion

I for one welcome our future robotic overlords

  • will it ever end…

  • Ruslan

    I think the rich peeps are too busy driving fancy cars, enjoying big parties and relaxing at rehab centres to enjoy a proper movie. 😉

  • Thanks for the kind words! Keep up the great work with your gaming coverage!

  • Fudzy

    “Basically because neither format has really proven to be any better than upconverted DVD’s that display in 1080p…”

    Can anyone find a comparison? I can only find comparisons between 720d DVD screenshots and 720/1080, not upconverted (is that even a word?) comparisons.

  • LazySAGamer

    So far I have only found 1 comparison

    Blu-Ray http://img209.imageshack.us/my.php?image=bhdbd01axs2.jpg
    Upscaled http://img329.imageshack.us/my.php?image=bhddvd01anf1.jpg

    Blu-Ray is clearly nicer but since it is only one comparison it is not ideal.

    BluRay is also not that much better.

  • Fudzy

    I guess if you don’t want to see a difference you won’t but it’s certainly there. Nice pictures but first prize would be screen shots not photographs :]

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