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HD Disc launches a disappointment say trade experts

August 20th, 2006 · No Comments

The launch of the rival HD disc formats has been branded a ‘disappointment” by industry leaders at the annual DisplaySearch HDTV conference, with Blu-ray in particular singled out for picture quality criticisms.
According to David Workman, of the retail trade operation The Pro Buying Group, the format battle has boiled down to little more than “a race to string the tightest noose.” He went on to brand the format battle “the worst execution of new technology.”
Casey Crane, CEO of Ken Cranes Audio Video, complained that the quality of first generation Blu-ray software was “sub par” and “not much better than DVD.”
He went on to say that contrary to some comments this is not a hardware issue, as demo 1080p software looked great on the first generation Samsung BD player. His views were backed by fellow retailer, Ultimate Electronic’s Jim Pearse.
Industry watchers are now waiting for the first disc launches from Disney. Hopes are high that both Chicken Little and Chronicles of Narnia will reveal what the Blu-ray format is capable of.

Tags: HD DVD and Blu-ray · Trade

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