Making you glad to wait (10/7/2009 4:18 pm)
Filed under: Personal
In a discussion of the future of Blu-ray, one of the minor things being mentioned is how they plan to get rid of load times: By doing the loading during the time when you're being forced to watch previews. In other words, the concept of splash screen is coming to Blu-ray discs, but just in the form of trailers.
Maybe I missed something, but why does setting up a menu, even in a limited device like a set-top player, require any effort? DVDs may have had their fare share of things I couldn't skip, but at least they never made me wait to connect to the internet, download updates, and then compile menus, all so the menus could dance around and find new ways to annoy me.