James Mielke's, a 1UP Editor, writes:
"OK, so this is not a PS3 slam blog (calm yourselves), but the fact is that I use my PS3 to watch movies around 95% of the time, with the other 5% spent playing games, like the recent release, GTI Club+ Rally Cote D'Azur and other downloadable games. Which brings me to my next point: If Blu-ray is going to stick around nearly as long as DVDs have, and if this is format is going to entrench itself firmly enough to not get blown out of the water by downloadable and streaming hi-def movies and content, then the Blu-ray Disc Association is going have to start enforcing some serious quality control standards.
When I was at Costco this weekend, I noticed that they had a shitload of seriously low-priced Blu-ray discs ($18.99 range or so), so I went on a little binge. But as I began to watch subpar transfer after subpar transfer, it started to dawn on me that it's a little too early to be seeing shitty, low-budget Blu-rays, before the format has really taken off. Seriously, if Sony --who has finally found themselves on the winning end of a format war-- doesn't step up and make some noise about this, it could be a dark day for the Blu-ray format. Here I will address some problems I have found in the quality of many movies thus far."