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!