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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. jutley

    jutley Godfather

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    The latest rumor in the 5000 owners thread on AVS is that the 5500 has NOT been cancelled. I personally think that it would be wise of Samsung to release the 5500 as there are plenty of HD-DVD owners who will be interested in a dual player so they can go purple. I also think it would be nice of Samsung to make a formal announcement one way or the other so people know rather than listening to rumors, but I doubt that will happen...unless they did and I missed it. :)
     
  2. Stuart Sweet

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    I suppose that if I could get a combo player from a major manufacturer for less than $200 over the cost of a BD player, I'd consider it. Otherwise I'd rebuy the HDDVDs I have.
     
  3. jutley

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    The 5000 that I paid $799 for 2 weeks ago is down to $610 today on Amazon so it may happen Stuart. I hope they continue to drop fast and I'll pick up a second one for the bedroom in a few months.

    Thank goodness for Amazon's 30 day price guarantee!
     
  4. Drew2k

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    May have already been posted, but what's a redundant link between friends? :)

    Source: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23262620/
     
  5. macperfo

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    With the way technology in hard drives and video compression are going it's going to be short lived for both format. Who's going to pay all that money when you can go on VOD and download for a fraction in HD store it on your huge hard drive and forget about it.
     
  6. machavez00

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    Phoenix,...
    the 5500 is 1.1
     
  7. machavez00

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    Phoenix,...
    the 5000 is profile 1.0
    http://www.idoblu.co.uk/page2 Blu-ray Players.html
     
  8. Mike728

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    Good enough for me. Especially at $599 msrp :)
     
  9. Richierich

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    Has Panasonic released any tentative date about the availability of the new DMP-BD50 BluRay Plaer???
     
  10. dhhaines

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    I guess you've never had a harddrive crash :confused:

    No way I'm paying for downloaded HD Video unless I can burn it IN HD FORMAT to a hard copy:nono2: Harddrives are made too cheaply and I've had too many crash to rely on one for something I've paid $$ for. I've never had digital media on a CD/DVD/HD-DVD/ Blu Ray disc go bad and I've had some CD's for 20 years or more.
     
  11. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Independent of hard drive crashes is a more ominous looming possibility with downloads... that being downloads that expire. We already have it with some PPV options where you pay and only have 24 hours or 7 days to watch, then it goes bye.. and if you want to watch again you have to pay again.

    Once they go to all downloads, it is much easier for them to force these kinds of play-once-pay-again scenarios.
     
  12. texaswolf

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    yep...and not to mention that i can download PPV HD movies now, but the quality isn't even close to one of my Blu Ray or HDDVD disc. I have 89 HD movies and counting on my HD...but ones i really care about quality on, i have on disc...there is no comparison.
     
  13. NO1B4ME

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    Yep got that right. I have 80 HD DVD's myself with 2 HD players the Toshiba HD-A35 and the HD-A30. Both are Awesome players. I also have 40 BLu Ray discs and a Panasonic BD300.

    The sound and PQ form my new Onkyo and these 2 players is Amazing. The new formats DTS True Master and DD + are insane. It saddens me that HD-DVD lost the war because IMO the format was better andthe players were chepaer and 10x better than any blu player out their.
     
  14. dhhaines

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    I have to agree with you on the HD-DVD being the better format. I have both and I like my HD-DVD player features much better.

    Once again, the loser is the consumer. The studios made the decision for all of us.:nono2:
     
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    +1

    The point of HD is quality. I love my HD on D* but there is no comparison for audio or video to HDM.
     
  17. Richard King

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    Report: Sony Paid Warners’ $400 Million For Blu-ray Move
    http://www.dealerscopetoday.com/story.bsp?sid=91894&var=story#91894
    More.... That's a lot of $$$$$$$$$$$$$
     
  18. jutley

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    I'm still wondering if this is all actual money or just a credit for X number of Blu-Ray disk royalties they don't have to pay. I'm of the mind that it's not real money, but I think alot of people Sony just wrote a check...
     
  20. jutley

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    It also may be a combination of money changing hands and royalty credits.
     

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