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post #31 of 52
Blu ray, both, or neither. HD-DVD will lose or do the same.

EDIT: **** uses blu ray and HD-DVD.
post #32 of 52
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Originally Posted by flashnolan View Post
I am totally against **** for the record. I did see an article stating the first hd **** disc will be available on both formats soon.

AVS forums has a master pornography list for HD-DVD titles already. If I'm not mistaken, there's quite a few out.


However, pornography won't sway one format or another. The internet has won over the industry.
post #33 of 52
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Originally Posted by lumanogin View Post
wasn't there a discussion about this and the Prnography industry? they ended up choosing VHS as their format in the 80's so that played a big part in shutting down Betamax (I still have a working one btw). i forget which format, hd or blueray, they've chosen now, or if they even have chosen one yet
My Betamax still works great as well. It just doesn't paint in the dropouts....and they're getting worse!

Yeah; I'm waiting to see which one finally falls by the wayside.

....I learned my lesson with Betamax.

And the lesson is: Don't study, study, study and find out which is best, cause the general public don't always agree.
post #34 of 52
i voted for HD-DVD

2 reasons

#1... people are generally pretty stupid... they just came out and bought a shiny new HDTV... and they know that the HD part makes it better than their old TV... they had a DVD player for their tv and and now they need something for their HD tv... sooo they need an HD-DVD!!! whats a blue-ray???

#2 people are cheap... lets face it when you go to the store blue-ray and HD-DVD look pretty much exactly the same... people dont care about gigabytes and i vs p etc... they just want something that looks good and is inexpensive... both players are still too expensive for mass-adoption... when a player reaches $99 i believe we will start seeing a clear winner... and i think HD-DVD is going to have a $99 player for christmas... sony wont be able to compete against that no matter how many times they have claimed to "win the war" or how much better they think it is...

personally, i am a total sony hater so i really want to see blue-ray crash and burn personally... sony is an evil company and blue-ray is an attempt by hollywood to do dvd right as far as digital rights management.... aka they dont want you to be able to use your fair-use rights... bought that blue-ray disk for $35 and want to watch it in the dvd-player in your bedroom? forget making a copy, they want you to buy it AGAIN on dvd...

if you really think blue-ray is better then please look past the hype and gigabytes and read up on "Managed Copy" i guarantee you wont like blue-ray anymore...
post #35 of 52
Eh, the idea that if I spend all that money I wont be able to watch some of the movies I want.... just doesnt sit right. The only way I'd get one is if I eventually upgrade from the 26" HDTV I have and find a cheap hybrid.
post #36 of 52
the other big problem i failed to mention is that the DVDs in a decent upconverting player look pretty darn good, and "good enough" for most non video-philes... heck even i dont really see a huge difference on my 42" LCD with an upconverting player... and people rather play the movies they already purchased instead of re-buying everything and buy $15~20 dvd's vs $25~35 HD equivilants
post #37 of 52
Sony's blueray definitely has advantage over HD-DVD in terms of technology. Blueray has more capacity and it's more develop-able since it's got more storage room to begin with. However, Toshiba's HD-DVD is more consumer friendly. They've been working hard to bring down the cost of players. Also, HD-DVD's movie titles are way more attractive than Blueray movie titles. Who wants to watch crappy B rated movies on high definition while HD-DVD's got whole lot of big blockbuster titles in their line up?

But, in the end, I too think that they will continue to exist together down the road. We gonna start seeing more hybrid players that can handle both formats with the benefit of both. And until all the titles come with True HD surround sound and Deep color support, I'm not buying any HD movies yet. They'll start releasing the same titles with better tech specs later on and it's just not the right time to invest in any HD formats.
post #38 of 52
^^ Toshiba has 45gb and 51gb discs
post #39 of 52
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Originally Posted by Bootleg View Post
Bluray. It Just Sounds Cooler
I have to disagree on this. Blu-ray screams "Hey guys! Lets think of the coolest sounding name evar!1!!11!!11" ... Like trying so hard to sound cool it isn't.

I like the simple, albeit technical sounding name that HD-DVD has. Plus I think it has an advantage since it has "HD" and "DVD" in its name.

I want HD-DVD to win. Its a better, cheaper, easier to produce format. It has less DRM. The players are cheaper.

but...

I'm afraid Bluray is going to win.
post #40 of 52
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Originally Posted by Mr00000 View Post
I have to disagree on this. Blu-ray screams "Hey guys! Lets think of the coolest sounding name evar!1!!11!!11" ... Like trying so hard to sound cool it isn't.
Heh, good point.

On that subject, I've thought of the guys on the retail level repeating HD-DVD and Blu-Ray over and over to customers.

I've said both aloud and would much rather say "Blu-Ray" fifty times a day than "HD-DVD". The term HD-DVD includes a pause that leaves "DVD" in the customers head. "Blu-Ray" is smooth and has no reference point, exemplifying something new and exciting.

In my opinion, the name "HD-DVD" was a marketing blunder. However, I'm a novice. Any marketing experts care to correct me?
post #41 of 52
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Originally Posted by virometal View Post
In my opinion, the name "HD-DVD" was a marketing blunder. However, I'm a novice. Any marketing experts care to correct me?
HD-DVD is too confusing. Average consumers often don't understand that "HD" has different meanings in different contexts. If you read through Amazon reviews of HD-DVDs, there are always tons of people complaining that "this won't play in my DVD player, even though I have an HD TV!"
post #42 of 52
Blu-Ray, mainly becuse I've already bought a PS3 for playing Blu-Ray disks.
post #43 of 52
Blu-Ray because of the PS3.
post #44 of 52
Thread Starter 
Today I saw a local rental place's sign that said BluRay now for rent. There was no mention of HD DVD. Little by little BluRay is winning.
post #45 of 52
I'm hoping HD-DVD as that is what I have. Those saying they will both fail are wrong IMO because if you see the difference compared to SD DVD there is no way you would want to go back to SD. Just need the prices to fall so that the average Joe will buy the DVD players and movies too. I have DVD-A and the differnce in quality is just not signigicant enough to warrant it's cost except to audiophiles. HD and BluRay is an immediate notice in quality improvement and that is why it won't fail.
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