PlayStation 3 shown as one of the best and most affordable Blu-ray players on the market. Also PSU had the chance to play some of the new BD-Java features and games on a few upcoming Disney Blu-ray titles.
It's a hell of a Blu-Ray player.
And the PS2 was one hell of a DVD player.
the PS3 is a game console
Game Console, Media Server, Blu-Ray Player.
People should just accept that it can do a lot of things very well, and move on.
Is a pda pager phone Alot of ppl use it.
If there was no market for multi functional unit why would xbox allow an hd-dvd addon, or streaming videos
Bah, this isn't an anti-blu-ray thing but why did they use java. I mean java is great for many things, but its horrible for this kind of software. Its like using an 18 wheeler to move a rocking chair. Again this is not a flame against blu-ray as I'm sure someone will take it be, just an observation from a CS major...
You are a Comptuer Science student and yet you are telling us that Java is a horrible language for Graphic User interface? You should tell that to Solaris Operating System
http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... or the java "Three-dimensional user interfaces"
perhaps it would be best to take other languages to increase your scope on other High level Programmable languages.
No I said it was horrible for a DVD interface, not for a general GUI. For a DVD interface something such as HD-DVD HDi is much better. At least for what I've read about it. And as I said before, java is to program heavy for a DVD interface. Almost anything else, yea java is best.
Blu-ray interface is a GUI interface, what java brings to the table is a well known language that gives you the liberty to program anything in the disc. a game or whatever you please.
iHD is Microsoft's approach to user interface. I don't know what you read but make sure they don't mislead you.
Nah I wasn't misled and while I will admit that Java does bring with it some good things, that which it brings is also a drawback.
Because Java is more mature and complex it can require more code that is really necessary. The article I read, granted its paramount so its to be taken with a grain of salt,
http://www.pcworld.com/arti... mentioned that it could require up 100 lines of code where iHD(in this case) would require only 1 line.
Now 100 lines of code isn't anything major by any extent, but this is the cost of how Java's robustness. And, from my limited knowledge of DVD/HD-DVD programming, it just does not seem necessary to use something as sophisticated as Java when something simpler could be used.
Either way, nice chat though.
I really want finding nemo on blu-ray.
If Disney is backing blu ray, that is quite a shift in the format war to favor blu ray. You have to admit that most everyone purchases a Disney movie at some point or another. Parents will buy these movies for their children again and again. Their movies also appeal to adults too. If Disney decides not support hd dvd, then hd dvd better wish upon a star.
Disney has been backing blu-ray only for well a long time now. Though, just my opinion here, I don't think its as big as say having Paramount or WB since I don't think that parents would pay 30 HD movie when an 8 year old wont complain about a dvd version anyways.
But Disney does come with Pirates, and as much as I hated all 3 of them I can't deny their popularity. Ohh and Pixar too.
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