Thursday, March 31, 2005
DualDisc is making me happy. It solves, to my mind, two major problems:
#1: How can we get better content from the entertainment industry?
#2: How can we get #1 without spending a lot of money upgrading our equipment?
DualDisc is a nice shiny disc that looks a lot like a CD or a DVD... but it has two sides -- a CD side and a DVD side. Both, on one disc. A typical offering would be a full-length audio album on the CD side and other extras on the DVD side.
But what about #2? How cheap could the new hardware be to convince me to start buying all this new stuff? Answer: no new boxes required; the CD side plays in a CD player, the DVD side plays in a DVD player, and you can flip back and forth if you have a drive that reads both types of disc.
THis is the sort of thing that will get me to buy more content the old-fashioned way, instead of just download it (or freeloading it, for that matter).