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Old February 11th, 2008, 09:58 PM   #106
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Best Buy To Push Blu-Ray Titles, Hardware

http://www.dailytech.com/Best+Buy+to...ticle10652.htm

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1202...ml?mod=djemTEW
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A key paragraph from the WSJ article.

Toshiba has been running an extensive marketing campaign, including price cuts and steady advertising, to keep consumers interested in HD DVD, but didn't make promises about the future of its format after Monday's news about the retailers. "Given these developments, Toshiba will continue to study the market impact and the value proposition for consumers, particularly in light of our recent price reductions on all HD DVD players," a spokeswoman said. She called the decision by Best Buy "unfortunate."

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Old February 12th, 2008, 09:05 AM   #107
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See also the following related thread: http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=114554
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Old February 12th, 2008, 10:21 PM   #108
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See also the following related thread: http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=114554
I have. I wasn't sure whether I should just add to that or start a new thread. If you wish to consolidate, please do!
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Old February 13th, 2008, 07:32 PM   #109
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Blu-Ray Specs and 1080p60

Hello,

I have reading a bit on Blu-Ray specs and the white papers from the Blu-Ray site state that Blu-ray does 1080p24 but does not mention 1080p60?

I know a lot of players mention 1080p60 output, but the more I think about it, how are these players outputting 1080p60?

Are they adding to the 1080i signal?

Not many, if any cameras I have heard of shoot at 1080p60 and film is at 24p, so does anybody know what I am missing?

Also, why is 1080p30 or 720p30 left out of the Blu-ray spec?

These are frame rates cameras can shoot in.

Thanks for your help!
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Old February 13th, 2008, 09:19 PM   #110
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Perhaps the players are referring to the HDMI spec since I believe 1920x1080p60 has been written into the spec since its inception. Of course, v1.3 has moved well beyond that to 1440 or 1600?, LOL. However, try to find an HDMI cable capable of passing 10.2 Gb/s today over any respectable distance. And this is one of the reasons why the entire custom A/V install business is going crazy trying to distribute HDMI at this point and why component is still the preferred distributed medium of choice. But the image constraint token is poised to doom component vid and piss off a lot of people who have spents 10's to 100's of thousands of $$$ on whole home distributed A/V systems.
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Old February 14th, 2008, 11:56 PM   #111
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Anybody else have any ideas?
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Old February 17th, 2008, 08:32 PM   #112
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Blu Ray wins the war

There are dozens of posts springing up all over, but the question of which HD-disc format will be our future is finally over.

From Best Buy, Netflix and even Toshiba (who is expected to announce their discontinuing the format) Blu Ray has emerged as the clear winner.

Here's just one of several posts on the web:

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/st...ectid=10491964
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Old February 18th, 2008, 07:45 AM   #113
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See also this extended thread on the same topic:
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Old February 19th, 2008, 11:31 AM   #114
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When can I burn Blu-Ray?!

Once again, us lowly wedding videographers are ignored by the powers that be. I need to burn to Blu-Ray yesterday. HD DVD was/is no problem. Is there any word??
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Old February 19th, 2008, 05:09 PM   #115
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What do you edit with? Vegas can burn to Blu-Ray from the timeline (not for me though:-()
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Old February 19th, 2008, 06:10 PM   #116
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Still no official Mac Blu Ray burning capability. It looks like Blu Ray has won the battle but I wouldn't expect anything for DVD SP for a while

If you have an Intel Mac you could run Bootcamp and install a product like Encore on the PC side and burn out to Toast. Not at all a cheap option but one available to you. If, like me, you are still humping along on an old G5, you are still in wait and see mode
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Old February 19th, 2008, 07:31 PM   #117
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HD DVD is dead; Blu-ray wins (it's official)

It was a no-brainer many of us saw coming miles away...

http://www.electronista.com/articles....drops.hd.dvd/
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Old February 19th, 2008, 07:42 PM   #118
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BR will be better option for us to archive.
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Old February 19th, 2008, 07:57 PM   #119
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We already have a huge thread on this topic, so please direct your comments here: http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=114918

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Old February 27th, 2008, 05:53 PM   #120
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Amount of video on Blu-Ray?

I did a search here and couldn't find the answer, so if this was answered before, I apologize.

I plan on burning our HDV wedding videos to Blu-Ray and was wondering how much time will a Blu-Ray disc hold?

25 gigs = ? minutes
50 gigs = ? minutes

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