[opendtv] Re: Optimizing the system

  • From: Michael Hazarian <haz@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 22 Dec 2004 13:49:42 -0800

On Dec 22, 2004, at 1:12 PM, Manfredi, Albert E wrote:

> So tell me this: what would you lose by storing everything
> as 1080 line in the HD-DVD, vs 720 line?
> Would it cost more? No.
> Would it be incompatible with some players? No.
> Would it mandate that users buy a more expensive display?
> No. It just means that some or even most won't be able
> to enjoy the full glory of the recorded material, but
> so what? This would still provide as good a picture as
> their sets will allow.
> Gee, it seems there's no point in compromising the
> software, then.

Would it reduce future sales of "new and improved, Super HD-DVD" 
versions of the same media that consumers have already purchased? YES!

>  So the "economic" issue is just vapor.

Or lost future profit.

The Disney's of the world would never let pragmatism get in the way of 
future profits.

Michael Hazarian
Rx Productions

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