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Is he on again about the new formats?
I'm a good customer, I like to complain. Bitey doesn't care much, as long as he can sit on the couch and watch his precious roadrunner canrtoons and garfield he is one happy cat. But I, as the economical provider, I think about stuff like this. The year 2006, year the new formats (HD-DVD and Blu-Ray respectively) are supposedly come out, I am terrified to even think about the load of crap we as consumers are going to get poured on if we let ourselfs to be sucked in to the market game the companies are preparing the very minute. Well, I for one am not going to get fooled to believe the "technological advancements" come without an expense. I'm not going to put a single dime to the format warmachine because I know that every euro I put there is going to come back and steal me two. What me and Bitey are rambling about is that we are not sure if DVD is so "end of the line" as they have fooled us to believe. It's not even the dominant format in media distribution, so why we should abandon it as obsolete? We have had similar promises of brighter future if we adopt new technology, primarily coming to mind are digital television and UMTS, both of which are not so widely used and don't give us the advancements they promised to us when the market was open for new technology. Did I mis something important or why we can't use multiple DVD discs to present content like we did with CDs? Why all of a sudden we have to put everything on one disc? Why do we have to push HDTV (the main reason why HD-DVD and BLU-RAY are pushed to the market so agressively) so fast when the improvements it offers are not worth the extra cost it generates, I'm only going to buy HDTV when the choice between HDTV and a regular tv doesn't cost me a dime extra. But until then, I'm not the fool to put the extra costs on, if technology companies want to bring them in to the market, they should take the risks and pay the extra costs, as a consumer I should get the benefits but not be fooled to pay for their costs of adopting a new format that is not my choice in te first place. How did we get so dependant on a new format that we need so desperately that we are ready to adopt and accept a choice between to formats which neither of is actually ready and is still in development. The same damn thing can be seen every 6 months when ATI and nVidia release their most recent e-penis enlargers, the technology provided there is adopted several years behind, we are just now starting to use the full potential of Radeon 9800 series cards, but still we need newer and better cards? For what? The new format is a step forward and four steps backwards, we are in a VHS situation, the formats seem very large by todays standards, but if we just had the insight to wait just a tad longer, we would have had much better technology with longer lifespan, like in this situation, we could still use DVDs for three more years and by that time Holographic discs would be fully developed and we could adopt a REALLY advanced technology that far exceeds the current need for capacity. The capacity on HD-DVD and Blu-Ray seem big, but the media we put in them is equally as large. We have DVDs that can fit 8gigs of media inside, a movie is around 5-6gigs we can fit one movie inside and some extra content. Blu-Ray disc can store up to 50gigs of media inside with HD quality video can hog most likely up to 35-40gigs of space, so what actually changed? What changed, except the fact that we are paying MORE for this semi advancement from one situation to exactly the same situation, one movie on one disc and tad more extra material. With few years we could adopt a HVD with the capacity of several terabytes and transfer rates hundreds of times faster than Blu-Ray and we could store entire seasons of series in one single disc, an actual advancement and a different situation, compared to todays situation. I'm going to run a campaign to not spend a single dime to the new formats until the costs are not passed on to consumers and the technology is working with single format. I demand that when I buy HDTV, I don't have to pay for extra when compared to the normal price of a regular TV of equally advanced technology of it's time, so no hidden or extra costs when I buy TV, regardless of it being of different technology, and I also demand that as a consumer, I get the benefits from adopting a new technology and not the company that has the benefit of chanrging us more by introducing "better technology."
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