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Old August 22nd, 2007, 02:30 PM   #31
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Yeesh! I thought Bluray was the clear winner after all of the knocks on HD-DVD's sales charts for the past few months. Can you imagine how many kids (and parents ;) ) would love to see movies like "Shrek" in HD? The only thing about this development is whether it's too late or not. =/
i dont buy this position. No kids and most adults could not tell the difference in hd movies and a good upconverting dvd player. I have 5 HDTVs and i see no need to rebuy any of my 1000+ DVD collection to help solve a pointless format war. I will upgrade when DVD dies off and current tech is the same price as the old tech. Most people fall into this category.


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Old August 22nd, 2007, 04:05 PM   #32
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You're right Chris. The only hope is that it forces the acceptence of both format in a single player.
PLEASE!!! That would be so nice. Just like DVD +r and DVD -R
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Old August 22nd, 2007, 05:29 PM   #33
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Off topic, but there's a band called VHS or BETA. I'm going to start a band called Blu-Ray or HD DVD.

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Old August 22nd, 2007, 06:11 PM   #34
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I'm going to start a band called Blu-Ray or HD DVD.
That's kind of a mouth full. How about Download or Disc? ;)
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Old August 22nd, 2007, 06:31 PM   #35
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That's a great one, too, lol!

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Old August 23rd, 2007, 09:58 AM   #36
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I guess I'm showing my age, but the whole high def disk thing is a big yawn for me. I have a very large collection of regular DVD's and honestly I don't feel I'm missing much when watching them on my 37" plasma from a comfortable distance.

I'm quite happy to let the companies duke it out and let the willing consumers pick their horses while I sit back and enjoy my collection. And I rarely pay more than $10 for a DVD, I get them on sale sometimes as cheap as $5.

For me personally, high definition disks are a solution in search of a problem. When there's agreement on the standard, and when I can buy disks for similar prices, then I'll get interested.

Boyd, you are not showing your age:
I'm 20 years old, and I recently went to a big shop in Belgium, that whole a complete row of plasma televisions, LCD televisions, all hooked up an HD DVD (Troy) and 2 VERY big screens (75.000 euro pricetag... ridiculous) with Blue Ray (Casino Royale)...
I really had to ask a salesman of it was HD playing or regular dvd...

Of course I live in PAL land, which helps too, but really... I don't see that much difference. Maybe a bit sharper picture. Maybe if I saw regular DVD next to it, I would have been talking different, but at first sight, I think there is nothing 'WOW' at this early HD. I'm not talking about camcorders, I think that is different (because the extra resolution can help if you are going to project it in a theatre), but the normal casual home user *doesn't* have a projector and a ?foot screen.
And I even haven't seen upscaled dvd's, I sometimes hear pretty good things about that too.

All that, coupled with high prices for media, players, and televisions, coupled with this format war, coupled with the fact that MANY blue Ray editions and HD DVD editions (although especially many BR editions) lack the extra's of the dvd's... they are claiming all that disc space, now they don't use it to make people double dipp again...
It will take a while, and many moves for HD to be embraced by the big public.
I agree with Ash on this, too.
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Old August 23rd, 2007, 10:22 AM   #37
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Off topic, but there's a band called VHS or BETA. I'm going to start a band called Blu-Ray or HD DVD.

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We fans will call you "Two Blues". That will cause all sorts of initial misconceptions. Just like the formats.
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Old August 23rd, 2007, 10:38 AM   #38
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George,

That's hilarious! I just wish this format war would end already, but I think when it does, there'll be a new war quickly behind it, which downloads to use, QuickTime or WMV?

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Old August 31st, 2007, 11:37 AM   #39
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only because of PS3's BDP, on a level field it is 1 to 1....
Hey Marco,

I forgot to respond to this...sales of movies on Blu-Ray are 2:1 to HD DVD discs.

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Old September 3rd, 2007, 03:44 PM   #40
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Old news being recycled on a slow news day... or is there something new in this AP post

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070903/...inition_war_dc

The article predicts continued warfare between formats, with the latest deal pulling HD even with blue ray.

Sigh... 'can't we all just get along?'
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