February 6, 2007
Dear CNET members,
A couple of weeks ago I presented to you CNET executive editor David Carnoy's Fully Equipped column: Seven tech predictions for '07. Boy, did our members have a lot to say--packing in more than 300 comments about his predictions. And of the seven predictions he put forth, one prediction particularly struck a nerve with some of you. That was his prediction that HD DVD will eventually lose the format war stating "HD DVD surrenders by September." And as the mud started to fling, people left comments (some not very nice) labeling David everything from being biased toward Blu-ray to being a shill for Sony. Even a few people called him a moron. Well, David read through all of your comments and guess what? He's not hiding, because this week in his latest Fully Equipped column he's coming right back, defending the allegations against him and fleshing out his argument that HD DVD will indeed be forced to bow out before too long. Woowee, I love a great debate! While I'm still on the fence about the HD format wars myself and haven't committed to either yet, I love reading both David's and your comments to get a better grasp of where we are headed in the future. So the question to you folks is, are you in agreement with David's prediction that HD DVD will eventually lose the format war? Or is David Carnoy plain crazy and just biased? The boxing ring is open to all, so read up on his latest column, "My conspiracy against HD DVD" and make your mark by telling us what you think of David's HD format war prediction! Have fun, but please keep the punches above the belt and leave the "moron" comments for the playground, thanks!
This week's hot topic:
Will HD DVD lose the HD format war?
CNET Editor David Carnoy comes back in his latest Fully Equipped column defending his prediction that HD DVD will indeed be forced to bow out before too long. Many of our members have stepped up and chimed in to tell us what they think in regards to David's comeback and the HD format war.
Whatever will be, will be, but it's
still too soon
"I own both the Toshiba HD-XA1 and a Samsung BD-P1000. I purchased both out of pocket and use them to write respective software reviews on my Web site. If there was any sense to the idea of any Web sites shilling for Sony, my only feeling is that a lot of review sites just want to see an end to the format war as quick as possible..." (Read more)
--Submitted by: CNET member writerr5Blu-ray all the way baby!
"I do find it amusing that so many people get so upset about this thing. Perhaps it's because they have invested a lot of money in the "wrong" format and are disappointed. I have, personally, invested in the Blu-ray format through purchase of a PS3. I know that the system is slow to take off and whatnot, but I am very pleased with its potential..." (Read more)
--Submitted by: CNET member superseth7Let's hope they keep them BOTH
"They both have good potential and show great quality while watching movies, but I would say it's in our best interests that they both stay alive as to add competition, lower prices, etc. If one were to drop out, then the other format would have the monopoly, and therefore prices for movies and players alike would more than likely stay higher longer..." (Read more)
--Submitted by: CNET member speedraserSpeak Up!
Where do you stand on the HD format war? Like David Carnoy, do you also predict that HD DVD will lose ground sometime soon and eventually bow out to Blu-ray? Or are you thinking the opposite, that Blu-ray will bow out to HD DVD? Speak up in this latest debate and tell exactly what you think.
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