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dotcanada 02-20-2008 04:49 AM

And the winner is.......Blu-Ray!
 
I thought this war was going to go on for a lot longer. But when I heard that Wal-mart was pulling all HD-DVD hard/software, and then Toshiba stepped down, it was inevitable.

Now we wait for the news from Paramount.

http://jam.canoe.ca/Video/DVD_Column...59538-sun.html

:thumbup:

bintrepid81 02-20-2008 06:16 AM

Oh great. That means I have not only replace my HD DVD player but the first season of TOS. You know they'll re-release it in Blu-Ray as well as the other seasons. Grrrrrrrr! Knew I should have waited! :mad:

RedAlertRiker 02-20-2008 07:14 AM

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Originally Posted by bintrepid81 (Post 16009)
Oh great. That means I have not only replace my HD DVD player but the first season of TOS. You know they'll re-release it in Blu-Ray as well as the other seasons. Grrrrrrrr! Knew I should have waited! :mad:


if you have an HD DVD player and the first season of TOS on HD DVD....you can still watch it; you dont HAVE to get rid of it just cause they dont sell them anymore. hell i still watch tons of movies on vhs. ;) and you dont HAVE to get blu-ray either.

Scotty80 02-20-2008 08:49 AM

To be honest, it wasn't a very surprising result given the support that Blu-ray has had. To be honest, I would normally have held off for a while before deciding on either format but because the PS3 included Blu-Ray i decided to take the plunge and I haven't been disappointed in either the games or the film quality!:thumbup:

Only problem I have is kicking my folks off their massive HD tv so that I can enjoy the full benefit of the games!:sad:

Hawku 02-20-2008 11:29 AM

Finally, I can sleep at night. :D

Garrovick 02-20-2008 11:39 AM

Like I'm going out and replacing my current DVD player in the next decade.

The ONLY winner is the profit margin for Sony.

$399.99 to watch movies on our TV.

Give us a break.

sir num nums 02-20-2008 08:33 PM

Yup, and retailers like Wal-Mart and other places will stop selling HD-DVD very soon.

And yes, $399 for a Blu Ray player, or $499 for a PS3 with Blu Ray, so which is the better deal?

Livingston 02-20-2008 09:11 PM

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Originally Posted by sir num nums (Post 16367)
Yup, and retailers like Wal-Mart and other places will stop selling HD-DVD very soon.

And yes, $399 for a Blu Ray player, or $499 for a PS3 with Blu Ray, so which is the better deal?

hmm... I wonder...

tomalak301 02-21-2008 08:45 AM

Sony should be really happy by this news. Their PS3 was losing relevancy lately so now it's come back from being a joke. Still don't think the System was better than PS2.

RedAlertRiker 02-21-2008 08:58 AM

well. blu-ray was one of the main reasons it was produced in the first place; as an alternative to other next generation video players. It just wasnt marketed well enough for that purpose.

Sony is fairly stupid when it comes to movie stuff. I mean, they were the ones responsible for the failure that is Beta-Max.

Ps3 is lackluster, poor game quality and choice, overpriced. Xbox360 has always been my choice for the next gen gaming consoles, but now that HD is gone... i dunno. If Ps3 steps up their games, and if home ever freaking came out I may splurge.

I just wish the wii could play movies.


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