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In 10 years, which format will win, if any?
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Blu Ray 20 62.50%
HD-DVD 8 25.00%
Hard Drive Storage/Streaming Video 4 12.50%
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Blu-ray Format Discussion
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PVS
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yeah, this is a specific poll.
bluray, hddvd, or downloadable media

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please disregard the last post. we are experienceing merger confusion. erm

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HD-DVD/Blu-Ray Dual Format Players?

http://news.independent.co.uk/busin...icle2125467.ece

Sorry if this is old news. I thought I'd throw it out there for those that didn't hear about this.


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Thats just good news for the consumer. It would be nice of both HD-dvd and Blu-ray won the war.

Why do they still call it a dvd player?

"LG Electronics plans to launch a DVD player that will run both types of discs"


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Cory Chaos
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Because that's what it plays?

Anyway, the story is null and void, since the hybrid player has already been pulled, and pre-orders have been cancelled. It turns out that the LG player does NOT support HD-DVD features, just the movie. Meaning, you can't access anything other than the film

Maybe next year.

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I heard blu ray or hd dvd is a backward format what does that mean ??
I hope non of the formats win and yes i want dvds to live longer then vhs

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Here it is - the dual Blu-Ray/HD-DVD player.

http://www.futureshop.ca/marketing/...=&langid=EN


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Cory Chaos
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Nobodies going to pay $1,200 for that thing.

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thumb up I'm glad I'm not the only one that thinks so.


Yup they're really hideous.

In the HMV near me the HD DVD and Blu-ray section is only like one "block" (whatever it is). Only a very small percentage of the population must actually buy them. They're way too expensive, and as many people have mentioned you have to have all the other equipment to go with it which costs a fortune. I'm pefectly happy with DVDs and I think that speaks for the majority.


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Nobodies going to pay $1,200 for that thing.


Yes, only the ones with more money than brains.

$1500 Canadian? I'm not looking again until they drop to at least $300.

In the meantime, I'm happy with my upgrading HDMI player.


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on the first page, many people were speaking as though Blue Ray and HD-DVD won't catch on (which is true for the majority)........but they attribute it to not everybody owning an HDTV.

Have you guys watched dvds on HDTV? They look fantastic. I haven't watched Blue Ray.....but the difference from HD-DVD to DVD on a HDTV is about a 5% improvement, mainly in contrast/sharpness. I'll keep using my Xbox to watch dvds on my LCD until the price of either of the new HD mediums are $60 for a player and $15 for the disc. There is absolutely no reason at all to go for the new HD mediums with such a big price difference compared to the very low quality improvement.

basicly......if you want a dvd that you can access the menus while you're still watching the movie, pay double for a HDDVD or a BR disc........but quality isn't an issue.


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on the first page, many people were speaking as though Blue Ray and HD-DVD won't catch on (which is true for the majority)........but they attribute it to not everybody owning an HDTV.

Have you guys watched dvds on HDTV? They look fantastic. I haven't watched Blue Ray.....but the difference from HD-DVD to DVD on a HDTV is about a 5% improvement, mainly in contrast/sharpness. I'll keep using my Xbox to watch dvds on my LCD until the price of either of the new HD mediums are $60 for a player and $15 for the disc. There is absolutely no reason at all to go for the new HD mediums with such a big price difference compared to the very low quality improvement.

basicly......if you want a dvd that you can access the menus while you're still watching the movie, pay double for a HDDVD or a BR disc........but quality isn't an issue.


Oooh I didn't realise you could access the menu while watching the movie, that's cool.


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Just to let you guys know that blue ray and HD players can play dvds so you dont have to start your collection all over again . In a few years time we will all have a HD player and HD tv and wont be complaining about how expensive it is . I have seen the differance between Dvd and HD its mind blowing very sharp pic quilty !!

Ohh and Sky HD

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I've seen all the demonstrations of HD, going into major electronics stores. They will have an HD-DVD or Blu-ray movie playing ( King Kong, Batman Begins etc.), playing off a HD or Blu-ray player on a HD TV. Looking at it, I wonder if the picture isn't 'unnaturally' sharp & bright - the picture quality more like a video game, and less film-like. I like DVDs that reporduce the film quality, with slighty soft focus and some blurry feeling to the edges. Just because an image is completely exact doesn't mean it's better to look at, for me.
The image quality from my HDMI player still gives me that quality of projected film, with the touches of grain and focus.


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Apparently Blu Ray is blowing HD dvds away.

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Based on what?

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Based on blogs, articles, and word of mouth. Example:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nf/20070423/tc_nf/51707

I don't see this race over anytime soon...(but that's just me personally)


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Cory Chaos
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It's because of studio support, can't be much else, considering now HD-DVD players a mere $400, and most places are offering 4 HD-DVD movies for FREE with purchase, a $125 dollar value.

I stopped caring along time ago about the formats, personally. It's just interesting to see what transpires, especially with the hybrid player on its way.

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I still feel there is a long way to go. Wal-mart will be offering a HD DVD players at lower costs pretty soon. Wal-Mart practically help boosted sales for HD TV last year.

In the video game sector the recently discontinue 20GB PS3 could also change things...that was practically the cheapest blu-ray player available.


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http://gear.ign.com/articles/783/783545p1.html

Apparently it's pretty close still.


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