Early adopters of Blu-Ray Disc could be so incensed by changes being made to 'their' movie format that they could sue Hollywood studios and hardware makers alike.
This is because many Blu-Ray movies being launched next year have interactive menus and other features that take advantage of BD-Video Final Standard Profile 1.1.
says Olivier Van Wynendaele, spokesman for the European arm of the HD DVD Promotion Group. Rob Mead Of Tech.co.uk says he has a point, and it's a very good one:
"You some have hardware limitations. Persistent memory, for instance, mandates that you have flash memory inside the player, which is what HD DVD players have."
"You can't upgrade the hardware"
"Take a Samsung or a Sony player - they have no flash memory. How will you introduce flash memory into a player which has already been designed and introduced? It's not a PC, you can't change the board, you can't upgrade it," Van Wynendaele told Tech.co.uk.