"High Definition Schadenfreude"

2008
Nov
7

While Sony’s Blu-Ray high definition video disc standard format yaddayadda has won the battle of the HD discs over HDDVDVDDH or whatever, it seems to be underperforming as The Next Big Thing You Have To Buy New Copies Of All Your Old Movies On. In fact, to hear some people, Blu-Ray is doomed because up-sampling DVD players can apparently make them ol’ fashion’ diskers look almost as good on a 147-inch screen. Who knew?

But IMO, Blu-Ray was doomed from the start (and I say that very reluctantly having been a die-hard supporter of Betamax, a previous Sony competitor in the Video Format Deathmatch). Why? Because it was promoted as a High Definition format, yet its name was one letter separated from…
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