Now that Paramount
and other major studios
are going both ways on the HD-DVD and Blu-Ray front, I expect we'll see
a bunch of press releases from the disc manufacturers. Let the press
releases begin with Toshiba touting the advantages of HD-DVD
. Haven't we heard them all or are these guys just saving some for later?
The Tosh folks are trying to save a little face here by saying, "we
know you now support both formats, but since you didn't drop ours, you
still believe in us, right?" Let's face it:
there aren't a ton
of differences in the formats from a consumer or studio-production
point of view. Both offer gigs of storage, various copyright protection
and high quality pictures.
Here's an idea: let's embrace
the content companies that are
willing to use either format. I know they're ultimately not doing it
for the consumer, but we benefit regardless of their intent. Let it go,
(and Samsung and Sony and Hitachi and......), let it go.