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    Blu-ray vs. HD DVD

    OK, before I break down and buy a high-def dvd player for the family for X-mas, I'd like some sense of who's going to win this fight. My money is on Blu-Ray because they have more capacity and they also have Disney in their corner.

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    Re: Blu-ray vs. HD DVD

    Play it safe and buy a combo unit? Samsung BD-UP5000 plays both. Not cheap but at least you're not locked into one format.

    I'm still waiting for a winner to emerge.



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    Re: Blu-ray vs. HD DVD

    I'd go with Blu-Ray, Sony partly invented DVD's so I think they'd back the one that is going to win. But who knows? Cybookie Event?


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    Re: Blu-ray vs. HD DVD

    Go with whatever the adult film industry is going to go with. History will repeat itself and that is why VHS won their battle.



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    Re: Blu-ray vs. HD DVD

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneDaddy View Post
    Go with whatever the adult film industry is going to go with. History will repeat itself and that is why VHS won their battle.

    I would agree. But at this point, I would purchase one that can play both formats until this battle plays itself out. I think it will take another year or two before there is a clear winner.



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    Re: Blu-ray vs. HD DVD

    Quote Originally Posted by CTAClone View Post
    I'd go with Blu-Ray, Sony partly invented DVD's so I think they'd back the one that is going to win. But who knows? Cybookie Event?
    "In 1993 two high-density optical storage standards were being developed; one was the MultiMedia Compact Disc, backed by Philips and Sony," - Wikipedia

    Toshiba, maker of HD DVD, holds the licensing patent on DVD technology. Sony, while leading due PS3 sales, has been behind most failed formats of the last 20 years. I suggest you google HD-DVD or Bluray and select the news tab. That or go to avsforums.com.



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    Re: Blu-ray vs. HD DVD

    No one knows yet... That's why I'm waiting.



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    Re: Blu-ray vs. HD DVD

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneDaddy View Post
    Go with whatever the adult film industry is going to go with. History will repeat itself and that is why VHS won their battle.
    This argument is thrown out with respect to the Bluray/HD-DVD format battle. The only difference is that the adult industry is backing both formats. Also, adult content is much more available through different mediums than it was in the late 70's and early 80's (i.e. - the internet). Plus, it has been written, that the high def formats are not very flattering to most adult stars. Apparrently, the inherent skankiness of porn stars shines through with the increased resolution. Same reason all the 40-something, network newswomen don't like it. It shows their make-up and wrinkles.



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    Re: Blu-ray vs. HD DVD

    You mean Ron Jeremy in HD wouldn't look good ... get out of here



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    Re: Blu-ray vs. HD DVD

    my guess: by the time there is a clear cut "winner" in this bs tech war...there will be a brand new technology that puts them both to bed. (Sorry but the whole HD DVD vs. Blu-Ray thing pisses me off.) I refuse to buy either yet...


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    Re: Blu-ray vs. HD DVD

    Quote Originally Posted by bstegs View Post
    "In 1993 two high-density optical storage standards were being developed; one was the MultiMedia Compact Disc, backed by Philips and Sony," - Wikipedia

    Toshiba, maker of HD DVD, holds the licensing patent on DVD technology. Sony, while leading due PS3 sales, has been behind most failed formats of the last 20 years. I suggest you google HD-DVD or Bluray and select the news tab. That or go to avsforums.com.
    Here's the whole paragraph about the DVD from Wikipedia.

    "In 1993 two high-density optical storage standards were being developed; one was the MultiMedia Compact Disc, backed by Philips and Sony, and the other was the Super Density disc, supported by Toshiba, Time Warner, Matsushita Electric, Hitachi, Mitsubishi Electric, Pioneer, Thomson, and JVC. IBM's president, Lou Gerstner, acting as a matchmaker, led an effort to unite the two camps behind a single standard, anticipating a repeat of the costly videotape format war between VHS and Betamax in the 1980s." - Wikipedia

    I didn't say that Sony was the sole proprietor of DVD's but that they had an intregal part in it. As far as Blu-Ray and HD-DVD goes, I'd still go with Blu-Ray because it's a different format as HD-DVD and HD-DVD seems like it's just a DVD-9 instead of a DVD-5. Who knows who is going to win because Betacam was a superior format but lost the war, and is still the prefered format in Hollywood.

    HD DVD - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Blu-ray Disc - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


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    Re: Blu-ray vs. HD DVD

    HD-DVD has been the first to break the sub 200 market. if you catch a deal you can end up walking out of the store with a player and 10-12 hd dvds for $200, not a bad deal considering the dvds alone are worth that.

    wouldnt surprise me to see HD-DVDs sales numbers go way up this month, considering how many deals there have been for them this month at a variety of stores.



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    Re: Blu-ray vs. HD DVD

    Just thought id let the people that r using wikopedia as a source. its not reliable and no one should believe it.



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    Re: Blu-ray vs. HD DVD

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneDaddy View Post
    Go with whatever the adult film industry is going to go with. History will repeat itself and that is why VHS won their battle.
    That is so funny, that's the exact explanation the Best Buy guy gave me! There must be something to it. Thanks



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    Re: Blu-ray vs. HD DVD

    If history has anything to say, don't go with Sony, thanks betamax and minidisc. I bought the HD-DVD player for my xbox360, very inexpensive solution. I haven't started buying movies really yet, partly because I don't have time to watch any and partly because I want to be safe and not be stuck with a loser format.



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