11/28/2011, 09:17 AM
Veering off topic, and I apologize -- there came a time of desperation towards the end of the HD Format War where Toshiba slashed prices on their players, to the point where an HD-DVD player could be had for under $100. Sales spiked and the folks on the HD-DVD side were crowing, but the fact is, as you pointed out, the PS3 created such a huge installed base just waiting to be activated, that it was pretty much over at that point.
Originally Posted by k4ever
But thank goodness one format won out, that crap with some movies not being available on the rival format was for the birds. I know physical media is on its way out, which is sad, because I've yet to find a streaming service that rivals Blu-ray in picture and sound quality, but I still love a good BD transfer. Ah well, times change.