Lee Distad is a CEDIA Certified Professional Designer for expensive audio and visualÂ 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 thanÂ 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 withÂ 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 Â§ Manufacturer’s Reps Reporting Little Interest in Blu-ray, HD DVD
Last Updated: May 18, 2007