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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. texaswolf

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    yeah, thats what the weird thing there was...with Netflix (at the time) saying they had pretty even rental numbers, and BB saying the 70-30 in favor of blu...you wouldn't think that there would be that big of a difference between rental companies....one of them had messed up numbers somewhere.
     
  2. Tom Robertson

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    I think the color of Best Buy's logo was turning off HD-DVD customers... :lol:

    (Just kidding, of course!)

    Cheers,
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  3. Mike728

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    You're confused like I was. BB = Blockbuster in this thread. :grin:
     
  4. Stuart Sweet

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    One thing I'll say for sure, the whole thing has made me buy fewer movies of any type. I'm doing a lot more PPV. Sure I miss out on the features but I don't want to add any more weight to my boat anchor.
     
  5. dhhaines

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    I don't know about you, but at this point I have so many boat anchors in my basement they would sink the boat! :eek2:
     
  6. Stuart Sweet

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    My point exactly. The older I get, the fewer I want.
     
  7. machavez00

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    Phoenix,...
    full article: No Winners in the High-Def DVD War? : Christopher Null : Yahoo! Tech

     
  8. Tom Robertson

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    You're right...But wait, both BB's have a blue logo... :)
     
  9. Jason Nipp

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    HDTVFan seems to think it's a huge thing, and that is who was intending to quote in the post of mine that you quoted.
     
  10. bobukcat

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    They sell them to the renters (what they do with ones they can't sell, I have no idea), if you rent a movie and rate it 4 or 5 stars they send you an e-mail asking if you want to buy a copy of it, usually at a disounted rate, the same as in a BlBu store.

    I was really shocked at this announcment and expected Nflix to continue renting both formats until the end. Maybe they noticed there are no real big red releases coming up and decided to make the announcement and see if anyone cares??? :grin:

    P.S. I propose we begin using BlBu=Blockbuster and leave BB as Best Buy to avoid confusion. :)
     
  11. Stuart Sweet

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    Fair enough on the abbreviations... I may now actually have a reason to join Netflix if it means I can get HD DVDs at a discount.
     
  12. chrpai

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    Hmmmm....

    I bought an HD DVD because it was cheap. I've not bought a Blue Ray yet. Unless I buy one, there really isn't any reason for me to stay with NetFlix. RedBox is far cheaper.
     
  13. Michael D'Angelo

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    I know there was some talk about Netflix dropping HD DVD movies earlier today. Here is a email I just received from them about it.

     
  14. ebaltz

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  15. Jason Nipp

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    But it says recommends, not dropped.
     
  16. Chuck W

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    From the rootkit debacle on their audio CD's, to their proposed upscaling preventative measures, on their upcoming SD DVD's, having Sony in control of ANY technology is a scary thought and one I am NOT looking forward to, in the least.

    Be careful what you wish for Blu-Ray diehards, you just might get it.
     
  17. DCSholtis

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    And now the fun begins:

    http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/new...sung_Sued_Over_Defective_Blu-ray_Players/1450

    Edit: (Tom Robertson) Trimmed the amount of quoted material to protect the original copyrights. Please read more at the link supplied above.
     
  18. Jason Nipp

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  19. ebaltz

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    Yep, so HD DVD fans can call it yet another victory, since these are the only kind of ones they have had in months, "Well at least its not as bad as it could have been" :lol: :lol:

    Its so entertaining.
     
  20. ebaltz

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    Sony is not Blu-ray. Here is the list of the BDA, responsible for Blu-ray:

    Board of Directors
    Apple, Inc.
    Dell
    HP
    Hitachi
    LG
    Mitsubishi Electric
    Panasonic
    Pioneer
    Philips
    Samsung
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    Sony
    Sun Microsystems
    TDK
    Thomson
    Twentieth Century Fox
    Walt Disney
    Warner Bros.



    Contributors


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    Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

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    Fujitsu Ltd.

    Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Gibson Guitar Corp.
    Kenwood Corporation

    Lenovo
    Lionsgate Entertainment
    LITE-ON IT Corporation

    Macrovision Corp.

    Magnum Semiconductor, Inc.
    MediaTek Inc.
    Meridian Audio Ltd.
    Mitsubishi Kagaku Media Co.Ltd.
    Mitsui Chemicals Inc.

    Monster Cable Products
    Moser Baer India Limited
    NEC Electronics Corporation
    Nero

    Osmosys SA
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    Prodisc Technology Inc.
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    Ricoh Co., Ltd.
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    Zentek Technology Japan, Inc.
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    UmeDisc Ltd.

    Universal Music Group, Inc.

    VideACE Inc.
    Yamaha Corporation
    Yokogawa Electric Corporation
    1K Studios, LLC
     

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