Seriously, what the hell? I know HDDVD vs. Blu Ray is a big topic this week, but what is it with all these sub-50 post members making near-identical posts along the lines of "Blu Ray is the future! Shut up!"
Am I the only person who sees this? What, are these people being paid off by Sony? If they were making decent arguments (i.e., *arguments*), it would be another story. If they were established posters with one-off bad posts, it would be another story. But no. It's people with less seniority than *me,* spamming up the forums with Blu Ray FUD.
You think Blu Ray is the better format? Fine. You're allowed your opinion. Don't be a dick about it, though. Am I against Blu Ray? Yeah. I think it's ridiculous for a generic product such as a media disc to be as heavily branded as Blu Ray is becoming. I'm not fond of HDDVD either, but they have the benefit of actually being generic at face value, even if they have brandings inherent in the disc. I think there are far too many industries nowadays which should be commodity-based, but end up branded because someone chooses to push their weight around and drive all the generics out of the market.
How the hell does somebody have a copyright on an industry standard when it's basically a turkey-shoot as to which format ends up standard? Think about that for a second.
What is best for the industry? GENERIC MEDIA STORAGE. Make a disc with more space, and build a basic drive which can read it, then let the industry make modifications from there. No special brands. No fancy bullcrap that makes my basic drive needlessly more expensive. No "close two doors to open a window" features.
*That* is an industry standard.