Caught on camera: the Downfall of HD DVD
Art imitates life...
NSFW Act 3. Scene 1. The enemy forces are moving ever closer. Trapped within the bunker, the minds behind a daring attempt to win world domination ponder their final downfall...
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Hilarious. YouTube poster Sacolton, we salute you.
YouTube pulled the video
I found this video to be the funniest adaptation (IMHO) of this movie, so even though it's been done before, I thought this was the funniest.
Unfortunately right as I emailed the link to several friends, it was pulled. Someone from the HD-DVD camp must have claimed copyright violation.
The point I'm trying to get at is that it only takes one person in the entire world to have a problem. If that one person has a problem, then you can no longer us the term "non-issue". While it may not be a big deal to the vast majority of the population, it's far from a "non-issue". I can't count the number of computers, laptops, PDA's, etc... that simply need a firmware update to run more reliably, but the owner is either unable or unaware of how to do it.
But who knows, maybe I'm wrong. It's possible that every single person that ever owns an HD-DVD or Blu-Ray player will be able to update the firmware with no problems, should the need ever arise.
By the way, I'm not ripping on Blu-Ray. I think this is just the new standard for electronics. Release a product as soon as you can, and we'll simply fix any bugs or glitches that come along with a new firmware update. As a technical person, I enjoy that option, but I certainly wouldn't call it a "non-issue".
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Sorry Robby but this is a non-issue. It's a couple of players with firmware bugs. Bugs that were subsequently fixed. It doesn't indicate a fault with the underlying standards, it indicates a fault with the players implementation of those standards and the testing procedures that should have caught the bugs. Both Blu Ray and HD DVD are complex and with so many players from so many manufacturers it should be no surprise that there are some glitches.
HD DVD has had firmware issues too. Look up about the chroma bug that affects some Toshiba models.
Even DVD players had faults in their day too. My Pioneer 717 DVD Player (costing £600 a whopping at the time) had a very well known lipsync issue.
At least HD players can be updated with firmware.
I doubt very much that your parents would be affected by such issues. If they are the non-experts you claim they would not be early adopters and would not be bitten by this problem. By the time they bought a player, manufacturers would be able to test their systems with thousands of disks if they so chose and ensured they worked flawlessly.
That's duly been forwarded to my Xbollox fan-boi mate, I'm sure he'll be foaming at the bung-hole after watching it...