G4TV Blu-ray vs HD DVD discussion video

Gizmodo on G4TV

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Adam Frucci (Contributing Editor, Gizmodo) and Tom Arnold (Editorial director, Home Entertainment Magazine) appear on “the loop”, a segment of G4TV. The format war between HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc is discussed.

I enjoyed Adam’s comments as he seems to remain neutral in the format war, except for his statement that “Blu-ray is Sony’s biggest disaster”. Adam also believes that on-demand video downloads will eventually make the physical format wars obsolete. Overall, I think Adam did a pretty good job on the show. I’m not so sure about that Tom Arnold guy though. Tom predicts that Blu-ray will win the war, which is fine prediction as Blu-ray has a lot of positive momentum at the moment, but something about him just rubs me the wrong way. Tom also says something about “$50,000” to master a Blu-ray or HD DVD disc, which sounds extremely exaggerated to me. Sony’s premature “victory cries” are also discussed and a few other topics related to Blu-ray and HD DVD. Check out the video and let me know what you think!

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Wesley Novack is a Technologist working in the software industry, with extensive experience building and managing highly available applications, services, and systems in the public cloud. He has a breadth of experience in online publishing, the consumer electronics industry, and building internet communities. Wes enjoys hanging with his family, skateboarding, hiking, the vegan lifestyle, and a good cup of tea. You can find him on Twitter @WesleyTech.

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