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Could these HD-DVD Titles... help close the gap?


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#101 ONLINE   Stewart Vernon

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Posted 10 August 2007 - 03:21 PM

Virginian,

By the way... if I wasn't clear, I apologise... I think Internet TV could very well be the future, I'm just not sure how far away that future could be. Satellite is a much better way to deliver TV, except for folks that have line-of-sight problems... but for 2-way communication like On-demand or interactive stuff, some kind of broadband connection is a necessity.

I hadn't thought fully about the media distribution angle... and connecting the computer to a TV directly. I suppose there are some folks that do that, I just don't personally know anyone who does it right now.

I like the possibilities of this sort of thing... just don't know how long before it could be realistic. That being the case, I think some form of standard (either HD-DVD, Blu-ray, or perhaps a 3rd entry) will likely become the standard for high-quality HD content in homes before satellite has to worry about an Internet-based option for most consumers.

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#102 OFFLINE   Virginian

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Posted 10 August 2007 - 04:28 PM

While not a typical home configuration...it works.

http://www.dbstalk.c...16&d=1186784903



At least one similar system is available off the shelf:

• Stores up to 1,340 DVDs or 15,000 CDs

• Multiple Servers can be clustered to provide over 100 terabytes of seamless storage


The Kaleidescape System

http://www.dbstalk.c...17&d=1186785451


http://www.kaleidescape.com/products/

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#103 ONLINE   Stewart Vernon

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Posted 21 August 2007 - 01:54 AM

Revisiting this thread for a moment... I wonder how the new announcement from Paramount that they will be HD-DVD exclusive changes things as far as, for instance, the already announced Star Trek in Blu-Ray? Does that mean it will not come out in Blu-ray after all?

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#104 OFFLINE   djlong

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Posted 21 August 2007 - 05:30 AM

Star Trek was announced in HD as I recall... ...and checking the announcements, yes, it's HD-DVD. Yes, it means no Blu-Ray.

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Posted 21 August 2007 - 06:43 AM

From the Sony boardroom "性交のパラマウント!"

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Posted 21 August 2007 - 09:46 AM

:soapbox: Just to set the record straight:
It isn't HD-DVD, it's HD DVD
It isn't Blu-Ray, it's Blu-ray Disc or BD

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Posted 21 August 2007 - 10:05 AM

:soapbox: Just to set the record straight:
It isn't HD-DVD, it's HD DVD
It isn't Blu-Ray, it's Blu-ray Disc or BD

:rant: :grin:


ummm what diff does it make?

#108 ONLINE   machavez00

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Posted 21 August 2007 - 10:20 AM

Asked this in the VS thread. with Samsung's duo player coming out, does that make the buyer eligible for 10 free movies?

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 02:34 PM

I'm reviving this old thread just to show how world changed over the last five years. Read where we were 5 years ago and where we are now.

Could somebody make projection for 5 years from now?

#110 OFFLINE   Scott Kocourek

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 04:28 PM

I'm going to kill this one, if you would like to start a new prediction thread please do so.

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