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    Blu-Ray Vs. HD DVD

    This war ended pretty quickly.

    Netflix picks Blu-ray--Feb 11th

    Best Buy's pushing Blu-ray to the front--Feb 11th

    Wal-Mart to officially discontinue HD DVD sales by June---Feb 15th



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    Re: Blu-Ray Vs. HD DVD

    Good, now I have another piece of ammunition to convince my wife to let me get a PS3.



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    Re: Blu-Ray Vs. HD DVD

    Quote Originally Posted by josier View Post
    Good, now I have another piece of ammunition to convince my wife to let me get a PS3.
    Just get it on your own! Come on man! It's well worth it!



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    Re: Blu-Ray Vs. HD DVD

    About 3 months ago there were several consumer reports out there that said Blu Ray was going to capture this market. If you want HD for your movies and players, better go Blu Ray, because it is the way... I just can't find the articles right now... i'm sure some searching through google with some time would find them.


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    Re: Blu-Ray Vs. HD DVD

    Awesome, I was a little worried for a bit there. I hope this means the price will drop now. 25/30 bucks for a dvd....damn!



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    Re: Blu-Ray Vs. HD DVD

    Well hopefully the newer models will allow HD-DVD compat otherwise there will be alot of ****** off people.



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    Re: Blu-Ray Vs. HD DVD

    I bought the HD attachment to my 360, but I only bought five HD-DVD's, so I don't feel too bad, but it still sucks.



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    Re: Blu-Ray Vs. HD DVD

    Quote Originally Posted by bostinelosd View Post
    Well hopefully the newer models will allow HD-DVD compat otherwise there will be alot of ****** off people.
    I haven't seen anything like this be mentioned. A lot of stores are just pulling the format off their shelves, as it's not worth their trouble or hassle (especially when people start to get ****** off)...

    Also, in regards to the price mentioned above - you will see somewhat of a drop in equipment, I'm sure over some time (not soon though), but I'd almost guarantee the price of the movies will not come down. Starting prices for new releases will all be around that $30, with much older movies being reduced, as they currently do with regular DVD.


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    Re: Blu-Ray Vs. HD DVD

    The do make dual HD/BluRay players, but I think they cost significantly more than a single format player. Maybe the price will come down now that BluRay looks like the winner.



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    Re: Blu-Ray Vs. HD DVD

    Quote Originally Posted by josier View Post
    The do make dual HD/BluRay players, but I think they cost significantly more than a single format player. Maybe the price will come down now that BluRay looks like the winner.
    I doubt it, with Blu-Ray being the winner, HD will completely stop, it will be like beta or laser disc. If you have a player and media you are fine, but if you don't have both there will be nothing for you.

    It would probably be cheaper to just buy a BluRay and have two players.


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    Re: Blu-Ray Vs. HD DVD

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    This war ended pretty quickly.

    Netflix picks Blu-ray--Feb 11th

    Best Buy's pushing Blu-ray to the front--Feb 11th

    Wal-Mart to officially discontinue HD DVD sales by June---Feb 15th
    You forgot to mention the porn industry also selcted Blue ray. Ahh the power of porn!


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    Re: Blu-Ray Vs. HD DVD

    Quote Originally Posted by shildreth View Post
    You forgot to mention the porn industry also selcted Blue ray. Ahh the power of porn!
    Don't forget Disney.

    I've said it before and I'll say it again, nothing controls the direction of our economy like Disney and porn

    Imagine if the two became one

    .....sorry, I'll burn for this one



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    Re: Blu-Ray Vs. HD DVD

    I read this morning that Toshiba is set to announce that they will be dropping production of HD-DVD players and going Blu-Ray.



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    Re: Blu-Ray Vs. HD DVD

    Quote Originally Posted by Bader View Post
    Don't forget Disney.

    I've said it before and I'll say it again, nothing controls the direction of our economy like Disney and porn

    Imagine if the two became one

    .....sorry, I'll burn for this one
    I think it would be like that episode of family guy where they had Walt drawing Minnie mouse and telling her to take her clothes off. "Do I have to?"


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    Re: Blu-Ray Vs. HD DVD

    My hope would be that through a firmware upgrade, Toshiba would be able to convert their hd dvd players to blu-ray players. I have an HD-A2, and despite that it only puts out 1080i, I imagine that it meets the Blu-ray spec everywhere else.



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