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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. Aug 20, 2007 #181 of 3123
    ShawnL25

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    The thing I hate most about this is Blu ray was so close, I really don't care who wins, I think the bluray tech is better but the name HD DVD is clearer and creates less market confusion and the hybrids were neat but WB is doing away with them. Had universal switched this thing was over, now we have to wait on two studio's. I don't see Disney switching any time soon as they are too heavily invested in the format, Fox has been open that they have no intentions on supporting a format that they deem unsecure hence them choosing bluray initially and then not releasing new titles until the dmr issues were corrected. And Sony will not give up the fight until it is long over with. Really all our next gen fates line in Warner’s hands and think they will be content to release there films at a 2-1 advantage in whoever’s favor because in the end their sales total says 3.
     
  2. Aug 20, 2007 #182 of 3123
    machavez00

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    makes that $550 Samsung Duo look real good about now
     
  3. Aug 20, 2007 #183 of 3123
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    I don't see Apple switching their allegiance either very soon as they too have heavily invested in Blu-Ray.
     
  4. Aug 20, 2007 #184 of 3123
    DCSholtis

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    I was actually thinking about that but I have a few ports left in my HDMI switcher. So that Toshiba HD-DVD player probably going to be mine by Christmas. Will look good atop my Sony BRP.
     
  5. Aug 20, 2007 #185 of 3123
    machavez00

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    Apple has not offered BD in any of their computers yet. I bought the new 20" 2.4Ghz Dual Core iMac and BD was not even an add on option. Toshiba and I believe HP are the only ones offering HD drive in their computers, HD-DVD of course.

    Side question: do the players scale 1080i or 1080p to 720p, and is the A20 better at it than the A2? I have a 720p set so 1080p is not needed until it dies and I upgrade to a 1080p set.
     
  6. Aug 20, 2007 #186 of 3123
    DCSholtis

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    Right now I have the latest Sony Blu-Ray model my TV is 720p as well and it upscales pretty good. No complaints. I don't have a HD-DVD machine as yet. Im also surprised that Apple hasn't yet offered a BD in any of their latest computer models yet. After all they are one of the backers so I would have thought by now they would have.
     
  7. Aug 21, 2007 #187 of 3123
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    I'll be getting a new PC at the end of the year nad just looked this up the other day. HP offers a Blu-Ray Disc Writer/HD DVD-ROM combo drive as a $590 add on option on their higher end customizable machines.
     
  8. Aug 21, 2007 #188 of 3123
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    There's speculation that Microsoft offered all this money specifically to keep the format war going so that both Blu-Ray and HD-DVD will end up like SACD allowing HD downloads (like they offer on Xbox Live) to take over and become the dominant technology.
     
  9. Aug 21, 2007 #189 of 3123
    machavez00

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    HP offers HD-DVD ROM in notebooks and a combo BD burner/HD DVD ROM in one desktop and a HD DVD ROM in another, weird.
     
  10. Aug 21, 2007 #190 of 3123
    Nick

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    In case you haven't been paying attention, advancement in technologies is increasing at
    a geometric rate.

    While HD DVD and BD are duking it out for supremacy, chances are, deep in a secure
    underground lab somewhere in the world, a newer, better, higher-capacity hi-res DVD is
    on the drawing boards. While I can neither confirm nor deny this report, please consider
    this information as highly confidential.

    :cool:
     
  11. Aug 21, 2007 #191 of 3123
    machavez00

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    That was my third option in my "Is BD/HD DVD PQ that much better that DBS/OTA HD? poll.
    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=93861
    Poll Options
    Is BD/HD DVD PQ that much better that DBS/OTA HD?
    Yes, Much better PQ that DBS/OTA HD
    No, same PQ as DBS/OTA HD
    No, same PQ and VOD will kill off both formats
     
  12. Aug 21, 2007 #192 of 3123
    machavez00

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    From the Sony boardroom: "性交のパラマウント!"
     
  13. Aug 21, 2007 #193 of 3123
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    :lol:
     
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    machavez00

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    OK, I have an interesting question. The BD and HD DVD camps are offering 5 free movies as an incentive to buy their hardware. With Samsungs's Duo player due out in about a month, will buyers be getting ten movies?
     
  16. Aug 21, 2007 #196 of 3123
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    Yes - dual format players get 10 DVDs (assuming the promotions are still going)

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  17. Aug 21, 2007 #197 of 3123
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    I'm there! I have a 46" Sammy that will pair up nicely
     
  18. Aug 21, 2007 #198 of 3123
    Nick

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    And the format war rages on...

    SkyReport:
    www.SkyReport.com
     
  19. Aug 22, 2007 #199 of 3123
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    Price my buttocks! It's bribery from MS/Toshiba and the deal last, evidently, for 18 months. I'm guessing Viacom saw that they could make more money from the bribe than in sales and, in 18 months, can go back to being 'dual format'.
     
  20. Aug 22, 2007 #200 of 3123
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    Something interesting I found. HD DVD is region free and some movies not available in the US can be purchased overseas. Here's the Linky

    BTW - Amazon now sells the Toshiba HD DVD Player for $238.88 with 5 free HD DVD's by mail in rebate. Which makes you wonder where the sub $300 Blu-Ray player is?
     

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