Originally Posted by caliminius
I'll let you know when I finally have one of those. 50 discs later, and still no playback issues.
I think most of the issues are because of Samsung's crap. PS3 v2.0 did have some issues with the Pixar Collection, I think it's been fixed.
Originally Posted by solipsism
I think HD-DVD would have won had MS used HD-DVD in every 360. By the time Blu-ray came on the scene HD-DVD would have been to prevalent to allow Blu-ray to take hold.
I don't know if that would have been feasible from the beginning, I think it would have had as much trouble as the PS3 did. But I think that the "Elite" model should have had an HD DVD drive.
Originally Posted by solsun
The format wars.
1. VHS vs. Beta-Max
2. DVD vs. Laser DIsc
3. HD-DVD vs. Blu-Ray
If I'm not mistaken, I believe laser disc was also a Sony format.. Yeah, they deserve a win!
LD was MCA, though it seemed like Pioneer took over the mantel. LD predates DVD by two to four decades, depending on how you look at it. It really wasn't a format war, LD was just older and due for a replacement. At first, LD was fine and a good one was good as or better than the first DVDs, but that changed in a year or two, except maybe for audio, most LDs at the time had digital stereo PCM, most DVD settled on using lossy codecs that allowed for discrete surround. The HD formats offer lossless discrete surround, the best of both worlds.