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Blu-ray: Early adopters knew what they were getting into

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.

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aiphanes3394d ago

They already demonstrated it at CES 2008....85 percent of all the current bluray players are PS3 consoles.

Lifendz3394d ago

We saw this with the Iphone (a price drop shortly thereafter)

360 (the launch ones are prone to RROD)

PS3 (599.99 for 60gb at launch)

and now this. I don't feel sorry for them. If this gen taught me anything it's that you wait a year to get a console. Plently of games will be out and potential hardware problems should be solved.

Genki3394d ago

I don't really like that little quip "knew what they were getting into". That isn't good enough for me if I spent dropped a grand into a player over a year ago. There should be some kind of retroactive warranty or replacement plan. Sure they're not the majority, but alienating...or shafting any part of your userbase is not good for business.

paracardium3394d ago

HBO went Bluray exclusive today to another nail in the HD DVD coffin.

dfcm20033394d ago

If im correct 2.0 needs internet connection for all the features? So NO its not a problem, How many paople has internet connection in their living room? If they do, its because they have a PS3, or xbox, not many are hooked up to the ol DVD player now....

ITR3394d ago

If your buying a new house almost every living room comes pre-wired for internet, cable and sometimes surround sound.
Plus, you can always use WiFi in this case. (Wireless G Game Adapter)

neogeo3394d ago

another nail in bluray coffin
HD-DVD FTW

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