Sunday, September 03, 2006

Two train wrecks masquerading as products

Cory Doctorow from Boing Boing sometimes has a lovely turn of phrase. Referring to disappointing sales for Blu-Ray and DVD-HD, he describes them as "two train-wrecks masquerading as products", and explains:

No one seems to want to buy a box whose selling price has been doubled through the inclusion of "security" measures that treat the box's owner as a potential criminal. What's more, the actual performance of the devices is reportedly poor, the picture just not as sharp as promised (standard DVD pictures are substantially degraded through a series of superfluous digital-analog-digital-analog conversion steps meant to frustrate home copyists).

Why would you pay more to get less?

Details here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

He didn't use the phrase 'nobody woke up this morning and wanted a way to do less with their movies' *AGAIN* did he? :)