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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. Nov 30, 2007 #441 of 3123
    elaclair

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    Timing is everything...and I missed it, but did anyone get to take advantage of the "unannounced in-store special" at Wal-Mart last Saturday? Buy a new 80gig Playstation3 and get an instant in-store 10 free Blu-Ray movie deal....and still get the 5 movies coupon to add to it?

    I went to 6 WallyWorlds and missed in three of them by just minutes.......(sigh)
     
  2. Nov 30, 2007 #442 of 3123
    FogCutter

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    WalMart is Satan. That's why the deals are so dam*ed good. I would have bought that one for sure.
     
  3. Nov 30, 2007 #443 of 3123
    jutley

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    I'm afraid I would have too...and then my boss (wife) would not have been very pleased with me. :(
     
  4. Dec 1, 2007 #444 of 3123
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    Yes. My walmart still had them Sunday night.

    I was the first to get one at 8:05 Saturday and I got 10% off because my wife works at wal-mart.
     
  5. Dec 1, 2007 #445 of 3123
    Rich

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    I was looking for a comparison between the BR and a Sony upscaling DVD player regarding PQ on standard wide screen DVDs. I really don't intend to plunk down a small fortune for another recording medium. But if the BR upscales better than the Sony, I might purchase one. I have an lot of standard DVDs. And the Sony produces a picture that almost equals the live HD PQ and is about the same as the HR20 PQ.

    So, your Lordship, or anyone else, can you answer this question?
     
  6. Dec 1, 2007 #446 of 3123
    Lord Vader

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    Well, my Panny BD30 only cost me $499 at CC, less a 10% coupon I had.
     
  7. Dec 1, 2007 #447 of 3123
    Stuart Sweet

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    You boys have an interesting sense of humor.
     
  8. Dec 3, 2007 #448 of 3123
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    The problem may be that the Toshiba HD-DVD only outputs 1080P at 24 MH and
    your TV only displays 1080P at say 60 MH. I had this problem with the LG100
    multi player hooked up to my Panasonic plasma. The multi player only outputs
    1080P at 24. The Panasonic plasma only outputs 1080P at 60. So I bought a
    Panasonic BD30K which outputs 1080P at 24 or 60. The difference in PQ is
    amazing. I just finished watching Prison Break first season in Blu Ray 1080P.
    Now when I watch FOX or ABC live, the difference between 1080P and 720P is
    very noticeable. I am now using the LG multiplayer on a TV that is only 1080i.

    I am going to hold off on buying a stand alone HD DVD player until one comes
    on the market that outputs 1080P at 24/60.
     
  9. Dec 3, 2007 #449 of 3123
    Lord Vader

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    I bought the Panny BD30 as well, but unfortunately, as advanced as my Samsung HLT6189S HDTV is, it won't support 24p. Therefore, my BD30 won't output that. :(
     
  10. Dec 3, 2007 #450 of 3123
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    Thanks for answering this(you answered better than i would have)
    ....after doing a lot of reading & research via
    Google i found this is exactly what is going on with my setup....i have
    1 spare lamp for the Toshiba DLP & when the one in use now & then the spare
    goes bad i am upgrading HDTV to something more compatible with the newer
    features of HD...don't get me wrong the HD-DVD as is now looks great but if i
    can get true 1080p/24 then that has got to be better & the prices for 60" plasma
    displays capable of this are right about half of what they were....
     
  11. Dec 3, 2007 #451 of 3123
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    The true 1080P is amazing on a show like Prison Break when you are used to
    watching FOX in 720P. Well worth an upgrade to a 60" plasma compatible with
    your 1080P/24 HD DVD player.
     
  12. Dec 3, 2007 #452 of 3123
    Rich

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    Great info. Thanx. Clear and easy to understand. Well written!

    Rich

     
  13. Dec 3, 2007 #453 of 3123
    Rich

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    You should spend four or five years in the Navy. Everybody that was dumb enough to tell us he was taking leave to get married, left our destroyer covered in hickeys. 40 years ago and it still cracks me up every time I think of it.

    Rich
     
  14. Dec 3, 2007 #454 of 3123
    Carl Spock

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    :lol:

    It gets lonely in the middle of the ocean.
     
  15. Dec 3, 2007 #455 of 3123
    elaclair

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    LOL Now that brings back memories. The sub I was on had a "tradition". There's this substance called Prussian Blue that we used for staining pipes to look for cracks. If it got on your skin, it basically had to wear off. Soooo, anytime someone made the mistake of letting us know their marriage was imminent, had their genitalia "blued" for the honeymoon.......
     
  16. Dec 3, 2007 #456 of 3123
    jutley

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    Hopefully for the receiving sailor it wasn't too painful. :)
     
  17. Dec 3, 2007 #457 of 3123
    Sirshagg

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    Now that's funny!!!
     
  18. Dec 3, 2007 #458 of 3123
    FogCutter

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    In grad school we used methelyne blue to much the same effect. We stayed clear of the genitals but painted choice comments on the torso and legs of the happy groom. Nice way to top off the bachelor party.

    One time we added the step of putting the stoned groom onto a train headed across the country. He woke up six states away still outbound. The funny thing was that when he called his bride at the next stop she chewed him out so soundly that he just kept heading west rather than take the next eastbound train. He was back in time for the wedding.
     
  19. Dec 3, 2007 #459 of 3123
    Carl Spock

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    Stupid me. And I thought it was called Blu-ray because of the laser. :sure:
     
  20. Dec 3, 2007 #460 of 3123
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    Oh that's good! A lot of us felt funny giving a grown man hickeys. And we always did it after they took showers. Yukky, but so funny. The only problem I see with blueing the "boys" is that the whole wedding party couldn't see it. But I laughed my buttocks off when I read your post. Thanx for the chuckle!

    Rich
     

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