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quote:Originally posted by: nelsoncp21i guess for some people the extra's on the disc are important. Me I could care less. I buy a movie to watch the movie not the comentaries and extra's but everyone is different.If the add on for the 360 is that cheap than yea it makes for a cheap solution. you can't even get a HD DVD player or blue ray player for that cheap.
HD-DVD is the better tech but Blu-Ray is winning so far. Possibly has a lot to do with Sony's PS3.
Yep, there will always be players that will play both formats (just look at SACD and DVD-A), but you don't really want to be buying both types of media, esp the one that's going to die...
The players are still a little pricey but not too bad but the media is extortionate! Will be waiting a long time till i move on from DVD, though i don't even have a HD TV yet anyway... never an early adopter, I'm not rich enough :P
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Bluray has more capacity, more support of manufacturers, more support of movie companies, etc. It already won before the battle began.
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Agreed. It's actually one of the only formats Sony has backed that has ever actually made it.
I have several Blu-Ray movies and I watch them via my PS3. I've looked at both hd-dvd and bluray side by side and they look identical. I chose blu-ray because I can watch them on my PS3 and did not have to by any extra add-on's and such.
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The price of a HD player will have to either come down to €250 and
the HD discs to under €20 before I switch from DVD. I may get an XBOX
360 so it looks like I will get HD DVD rather than Blu Ray.
Bluray has more capacity, more support of manufacturers, more support
of movie companies, etc. It already won before the battle began.
Agreed. the average non techy person has heard of blue ray but if you mention HD DVD they think you are refering to blue ray. It's all about the marketing.
It has just been announced that Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks Pictures, and DreamWorks Animation have become HD DVD exclusive.
It keeps getting worse and worse for the consumer. If an affordable combo player isn't out soon people will have to decide on either Blu Ray or HD DVD.
I have to disagree with the above comment by Nelson. My view is HD DVD has the brand recognition because people can relate to DVD.
Neither formwat has "won the war" yet. If you ask me, the first players to hit the sub-$150 mark will cause a huge shift, and its at that point things will settle down and sales will go through the roof. Which ever format gets there first will end up with the larger install base, and that's what will get the lion's share of support.
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