Originally Posted by hmurchison
You're not making any sense. While the efficacy of TL51GB isn't public facing the ratification of the format is implicitly suggests that working prototypes exist.
Implicitly exists? So, what you are saying is that, your comparison is valid, because TL-51 disc existence is implied given a submission of ratification? Hmmm, if it is truly implied, then why haven't there been ANY sightings of a prototype WHATSOEVER? Implication only goes so far my friend.
The comparison of BD100 or BD200 is poor because while prototypes may exist they haven't even been submitted for ratification to the BRD standard. So any "apples to apples" comparision still leaves you clutching for air. Thought is seems rather pointless to argue the point. Both formats top out at 1080p with <50Mbps throughput. A 100GB or 200GB is superfluous. Consumers have been taught that value comes through premium packaging. 2-Disc DVD sets.
The only "clutching" is that of an individual who "implicitly" suggests that TL-51 discs even exist. True, there is no real "apples to apples" comparison because on one hand, you don't even have a seed--in TL-51.
Furthermore, you are wrong about the throughput. Blu-ray has the higher throughput at 54 Mbps compared to HD DVD's 36 Mbps.
Also, I find it interesting that 100 GB or 200 GB is superfluous, but you have no problem touting the supposed advantages of TL-51 discs that don't even exist at this point in time. Contradict much?
This isn't going to give way to whole series on a disc. The next "logical" step is HDD based persistent storage for storing favorite movies a la what people have on a DVR. Instant access to potentially terabytes of information.
I "like" that my Extended Edition LotR disc come on multiple discs. I like my Alien Quadrilogy and all the discs laid out. The next step for me isn't consolidating that stuff on one disc (that could be damaged) the next step is digital representation on a HDD that I can stream to multiple set top boxes in the home
For "computer guys" you guys are woefully archaic.
Whatever helps you sleep at night. What seems "logical" to you is beyond the necessary means of an average consumer. They want something tangible,...on a disc...that they know they own...much like the last X number of years in the home video market. This may change well into the future, but the time for mass consumer adoption of hard drive stored movies is certainly not now. I fully realize that is where companies like Apple and Microsoft are wanting to point the consumer, but it will take more of an effort on their part to get mass adoption...as you can obviously see in today's marketplace.