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HD-DVD vs Blu-Ray War Thread - Update: Toshiba formally announces end of HD DVD

Discussion in 'The Movies' started by Nick, Apr 23, 2007.

  1. bobukcat

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    Can there be any doubt it was the most influencial part of the puzzle?? I guess some would argue it was the studio support that was "purchased" by the BDA - but I don't think that would have been enough if every 360 had shipped with an HD-DVD drive. As I've said before, it was a huge gamble for Sony but it looks like it's paying off!
     
  2. Sirshagg

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    :lol:
     

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  3. texaswolf

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    Defiantly....like i said before...had Microsoft been fully behind HDDVD, you would have seen a player in every 360, and possibly most pc's.....but I guess they weren't taking the chance of losing even more money than they are on every console sold, like Sony did.

    Whether or not it "pays off" for Sony...i don't know...i guess you would have to compare the numbers from the loan they took out to make the PS3, the money they have lost on each ps3 and any payoffs (if true) vs. royalties that they get back from BR products....those are numbers we will never see truthfully....but i would think it's gonna take awhile for it to pay off the gamble.
     
  4. Brandon428

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    Now at this point in time it would be completely stupid for Sony to incorporate HD DVD playback functionality when they have HD DVD on the run,but technically the PS3 is fully capable of playing HD DVD. Heres a link that says how. http://www.voodish.co.uk/articles/can-the-ps3-really-play-hd-dvds/

    Once the format war is over perhaps a firmware upgrade can make this a reality.
     
  5. ebaltz

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    Ill-tempered sea bass.
     
  6. Chris Blount

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    I said this before. Even though the format is dead, my purchased HD-DVD's still work and look great. The Toshiba A-35 also makes one hell of an up-converting player.

    The format is dying but I'm still on board. :)

    The only difference now is that my PS3 will get more of a workout.
     
  7. texaswolf

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    not as big off a pay off, but they are nasty little suckers:lol:
     
  8. Stewart Vernon

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    I do find it interesting how the spin machines work... and Texaswolf called it... back when folks were bashing Wal-Mart as being sub-par quality products for lesser people... and some of us were defending Wal-Mart... now some of the same folks are proud to have Wal-Mart backing Blu ray?

    I'm confused too... if Wal-Mart was bad when they seemed to support HD DVD, shouldn't they be just as bad now?

    On a related note...

    I don't have a link, but I was reading on Satellite Guys where someone else was quoting an article from EngadgetHD wherein they said they were putting HD DVD on a death watch. The ironic part was in the same quote they mentioned putting TiVo on death watch back in 2005... so, as far as death watches go, if HD DVD gets another 3 years on death row that could be some good movie watching! :)
     
  9. Sirshagg

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    Toshiba will throw in the towel before June/08
     
  10. texaswolf

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    yeah same here....I will still be using the A2 for regular DVD's...it just plain does a better job of upconverting them than my ps3...plus the PS3 is getting plenty of work from other videos, music, and gaming...it will need the rest...:D
     
  11. texaswolf

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    Maybe Toshiba will start making $99-$159 Blu Ray players...then the consumer still might have a shot at winning:D
     
  12. Sirshagg

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    Now that wouldbe nice.
     
  13. BudShark

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    Now we know where the HD-DVD PR machine has been focusing their attention! :rolling: :D

    Chris
     
  14. Stewart Vernon

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    I don't actually have anything against Sony... although I do recognize their poor track record with new formats for various techie things.

    My audio receiver is a Sony... and I've been very happy with it.

    That said... IF HD DVD dies... and one day Blu ray is the thing to have, and it is cheap enough for me to buy into... I would look first for a Toshiba model. I have 2 Toshiba TVs, numerous DVD players, my HD DVD player, a laptop, and probably a few things I'm forgetting.. and Toshiba technology has been very good to me over the years.
     
  15. apexmi

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    He did say that before, didn't he :lol:
     
  16. machavez00

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    Hmm, magic firmware upgrade that turns HD DVD players in to profile 2.0 BD players?
     
  17. DCSholtis

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    Wouldn't it be hilarious if the first profile 2.0 BD players turned out to be former HD DVD players. :lol: :D
     
  18. elaclair

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    Actually I think there was just one person bashing Wal-Mart....just very vocal about it. :nono2:
     
  19. elaclair

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    It been hinted that Toshiba has at least two models in the works already. Don't know if they're for the home market, but even if they are, there's no doubt they would eventually make it over here.

    I really like the two Tosh DVD players I have, and would consider a Blu-Ray player from them....as long as it beats out the upcoming Panny BD-50 . :D
     
  20. dhhaines

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    I still have a hard time believing the story that Sony or any other company for that matter ever puts anything out in the market that loses them money. IMHO it's alot of creative accounting to get people to believe that they're "being consumer Friendly" by being all around nice guys and giving away the store.:nono2:
     

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