BetaNews, by Nate Mook, January 8, 2008:
Blu-ray may have taken a commanding lead in the next-generation format war, but the group has a big problem looming: early supporters of the format will be left out in the cold when the Blu-ray Disc Association introduces BD Profile 2.0.
When BetaNews asked developers of BD Live (which will require the upcoming Profile 2.0) whether they were concerned about a backlash from early adopters who supported the format from the beginning, we were told: "They knew what they were getting into."
Blu-ray Disc Association President Andy Parsons echoed that sentiment at the Blu-ray press conference Monday, telling BetaNews that it's normal for new technology to change and older hardware to become obsolete.
When BetaNews asked why these manufacturers rushed out players that were not fully capable and potentially buggy due to their BD-J implementation, the Blu-ray partner pointed blame across the room to HD DVD.