Now Michael Bay is gloating and saying I-told-you-so about the insurmountable edge Blu-ray has built over the rival HD DVD format. Home Media Magazine reports the director said "I knew HD DVD was not going to make it" during a recent appearance at an awards show. No word on how, exactly, he knew this or when he mentioned this to anyone.
Bay also claims that Blu-ray is "sharper" than HD DVD and is "closer to what it should look like." I'm not a professional filmmaker, so I'm not going to say Bay is wrong and he doesn't know what he's talking about. But I have watched tons of movies on both formats and I cannot detect the slightest bit of difference between an HD DVD and Blu-ray image on properly mastered discs.
It's a moot point, since the bad news for the HD DVD camp are piling up at such a fast rate, I don't expect the format to be around by the end of the summer. At least those who bought a player can build up their libraries on the cheap right now. And for the time being, you still can't watch Transformers on Blu-ray - and the HD DVD looks and sounds fantastic. Although Bay would probably say it's not sharp enough.