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Old August 20th, 2007, 08:57 PM   #16
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Don't discount the great titles of Sony, MGM/UA (Bond, anyone?), WB, Fox and Disney. Great, great films there, too.

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I'm not that's why I'm going to buy a Blu-ray player next year. I think of it like this. I've NEVER had one player for all of my media. I've always had a duopoly of players. Why should today be any different? If I need two players to cover all movies then I'm ok with that.

This war has been dirty since the beginning. This is just the latest shovel of dirt being heaped on.
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Old August 20th, 2007, 09:02 PM   #17
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Boyd makes a great point. Lately, I'm renting more than buying DVDs, and the ones I'm buying are Criterion. I don't even think Criterion has mentioned going HD yet, unless I'm mistaken.

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Old August 20th, 2007, 10:24 PM   #18
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Whew, Spielberg supports Blu-Ray, so Indiana Jones movies will be both. I'd love to see Universal do a Blu-Ray Jaws, Jurassic Park, etc.

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/33722

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Old August 21st, 2007, 05:16 AM   #19
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Damn you Paramount! I just bought a PS3! Being a major Trek fan, I'll have to seriously consider going 'format neutral' and investing in an HD-DVD player to complement the Playstation. Grrrrrr!
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Old August 21st, 2007, 07:36 AM   #20
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Yes. Playstation 3 + HD-DVD player. Sound like a good option. Best of both worlds and a great gaming machine.
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Old August 21st, 2007, 09:50 AM   #21
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Or Xbox 360 with an HD DVD option.

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Old August 21st, 2007, 10:36 AM   #22
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Bay turns down Transformers 2 over DW/Para's announcement of HD DVD support (except Spielberg's films):

http://www.superherohype.com/news/topnews.php?id=6228

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Old August 21st, 2007, 05:06 PM   #23
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I bet when BD+ is initiated, all the studios would move back to Blu-ray. It's that extra protection that protects all of the studio's investments which means more sales.
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Old August 21st, 2007, 07:34 PM   #24
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I'm sure it'll hurt, but Disney is starting to release its titles in Blu-Ray and sales are 2-1 in Blu-Ray's favor.
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only because of PS3's BDP, on a level field it is 1 to 1....
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Old August 21st, 2007, 07:36 PM   #25
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I bet when BD+ is initiated, all the studios would move back to Blu-ray. It's that extra protection that protects all of the studio's investments which means more sales.
Which will be promptly cracked in probably days by our wonderful hacker community....
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Old August 21st, 2007, 11:06 PM   #26
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No, I don't think so. Check this out:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blu-ray...ment_.28DRM.29

BD+ involves hardware authorization.
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Old August 22nd, 2007, 12:22 AM   #27
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Yep, seen that article, and it will promptly be cracked at the software level on burnable BRDs. You see, that level of geek doesn't use retail discs, they burn copies -usually decoded already. All you need is a 3rd party plug or app to add to the DRM code on the disc and voila. KeyGens, leaks, bypasses, it sucks, yes. There is always money it in and as long as that's the case, there is no level -hardware or software that can't be cracked if the monetary value is in it. Look at all the money that went into encryption on CD that was cracked in 2 seconds by a Sharpie....Heck look at wifi.

I don't applaud it, I just think it is a waste when they would make more money selling music at a good price than worrying about copycats -so much.
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Old August 22nd, 2007, 02:41 AM   #28
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I hear Michael Bay retracted his statements about quitting Transformers 2 over HD DVD.

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Old August 22nd, 2007, 05:03 AM   #29
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I hear Michael Bay retracted his statements about quitting Transformers 2 over HD DVD.

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It is here http://www.shootfortheedit.com/forum...pic.php?t=2304
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Old August 22nd, 2007, 11:33 AM   #30
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Oh man, this is just going to just keep this format war going for a while....
You're right Chris. The only hope is that it forces the acceptence of both format in a single player.
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