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Old 02-02-2008, 05:05 PM
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Okay, I know I'm not the only one who is completely p/o over Paramount siding with HD DVD. I think it is very obvious that BD is winning the format war with PS3 and Sony on its side, plus it has greater capacity. Unless HD does something spectacular soon, I don't think positions are going to change.

If someone wants to say otherwise, I admit I don't know everything about this topic so talk away.
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Old 02-02-2008, 05:40 PM
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It was pretty much at a stand still until WB went BR only... It's not totally over yet though, people might still buy tons of players since theyre lowering in price...then if they get enough people then the big companys will have to switch to "both" or else they'll loose money..
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Neither. I like my standard DVD player just fine.
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blu-ray for the win.
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I dont know a lot about them, but from the research I have done, I think HDDVD is the better choice (the new disks have a very close size, and are cheaper the BR)
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I dont know a lot about them, but from the research I have done, I think HDDVD is the better choice (the new disks have a very close size, and are cheaper the BR)
I don't think I would call 20 gigs storage capacity difference a close range unless you are referring to picture quality. Audio quality is lower on HD-DVD. HD also does not have the interactive features like Blu-Ray does. And I don't know where you shop but with the exception of sales on particular titles I have found the price on Blu-Ray and HD-DVD the same. It's only the price of the players that are lower in HD-DVD. However, it seems the public isn't buying (excuse the pun) into the new lower price HD-DVD players as Blu is outselling them like 5 to 1. I think the public is not as dumb as some people think and they have obviously chosen Blu-Ray. Paramount better get their act together or they will find themselves short of sales and thus short on capitol if they don't switch soon.

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Audio quality is lower on HD-DVD. HD also does not have the interactive features like Blu-Ray does.
It's the other way around mate...

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However, it seems the public isn't buying (excuse the pun) into the new lower price HD-DVD players as Blu is outselling them like 5 to 1. I think the public is not as dumb as some people think and they have obviously chosen Blu-Ray.
Yes, there are more Blu-ray players out there. But HD-DVD owners spend more on discs than Blu-ray player owners do. That's despite there being less titles available on HD-DVD. Consumers have chosen HD-DVD for the win. Unfortunately most of the Hollywood studios have decided Blu-ray should win anyway...

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I am hoping HD-DVD will win over Blu-Ray. I think it would be funny as hell for Sony to bomb twice on something like this.

Anyone remember Beta Max?


Plus, Sony may not make another Play Station after this one, so all those Blu-Ray people would be screwed.
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I am hoping HD-DVD will win over Blu-Ray. I think it would be funny as hell for Sony to bomb twice on something like this.

Anyone remember Beta Max?


Plus, Sony may not make another Play Station after this one, so all those Blu-Ray people would be screwed.
Sony Lost with Beta Max though because it had less storage space (i.e. 4 hours was it's maxium record time when VHS was at 6)
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Sony Lost with Beta Max though because it had less storage space (i.e. 4 hours was it's maxium record time when VHS was at 6)

Actually the original Beta Max had a record time of 1 hr. It was in subseqeunt versions recording time was improved.
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