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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by N8 v2.0, Feb 15, 2008.
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I really hadn't paid much attention to the specifics of each format, but once I noticed a side by side comparison of the two, blu-ray kills HD.
Doesn't both have the backing of different movie studios?
As long as a major studio still puts out HD DVD, then the only answer is a dual-format player which is stupidly easy to do and should make the whole subject moot.
HD HVD's last death rattle... no one will carry their offerings and no one will sell the players... it's a dead technology in 18 months.
I believe you, I just think it's dumb.
It's not like they're physically different and we all have dozens of codecs on our PCs for all the formats on the market.
well since Toshiba and Sony are the developers of the two formats i doubt they will make dual players.
I agree. The whole format war business is a pain in my rear. I have been waiting to see who wins before I sink money into it.
There are already dual-format players on the market.
a few... but made by 3rd parties I'm pretty sure.
i can see the retailer's point of view.. why carry double the product just to satisfy both formats.
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But yeah Blu-Ray has been coming out the winner lately. I thought that once the LOTR was relased in Blu-Ray that was pretty much it.
Sony has deeper pockets.
yeah we all know there are 3rd party dual players.. i meant ones made by Sony and Toshiba.
and still smarting after the whole BataMax thing..
Porn killed BetaMax. With porn on the interweb now, DVD sales are unaffected by HD formats, so Sony had no major hurdles once they bought off the movie studios and retailers.
This is HUGE news...from CES over a month ago
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Best buy has already stocked up on blue-ray players and movies and will not carry much of a selection of HD
News this morning was WalMarty no longer carries HD-DVD and Target said it would stop a month ago.
I've seen some great upconvert dvd players.. very near HD it looked like to me.
You need new eyeballs or a better HDTV setup
i have a set on order from Apple..
I don't want to even ask
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I never even thought of that!! You're probably right. My marketing class taught us it was really just better marketing by VHS makers, but I knew it must have been more complex than that.
I heard the internet is hurting the porn industry b/c there is so much out there for free now.
Remenber way back when........ Sony lost the Beta Max battle to VHS
It is official.
Good for Sony finally winning a format war. The better product won for a change too.
This is very out of character for you. That was actually very funny!
sony(bluray)=the suck, we got f'ed by the man once again.
As opposed to what?
DDVD Douglas DVD format?
anything that is not overpriced and will not break in a year or so.
Have you looked at the failure rates of Xbox 360 vs PS3. I didn't think so...
have you looked at failure rates of Sony cd & dvd players?
I didnt think so.
None of those use the same laser as Bluray. Xbox 360 is about the same or slightly worse than some of the most failure prone electronics in the industry - laptops (one of the few items were it makes sense to buy extended warranties)
I will give you that numerous first generation Bluray players (and HD DVD) have had software problems but that is not hardware failure.
What are the other ones you reckon? In my experience for digital and video cameras it's useful. Then again I get it for everything here because it's so cheap.
Yes the moving parts are the problems. Zoom lens and tape and later hard drive with their moving parts are failure prone. Video cameras will become more reliable as they switch over to SSD.
Sony had a crappy CCD many vendors used for a while too:
I don't think there's been a video camera built that didn't have something go wrong with it at some point. Perhaps the least durable consumer electronic product available I reckon.
Well its small, has lots of moving parts, and people drop them. Not a good combo.
Yeah in general things you should probably buy the warranty are medium to high priced:
Camcorder, Camera, Laptop, and rear projection TVs.
Though a lot of those extended warranties they sell you at the store are a scam. Most other products don't need it.
Various kitchen appliance are a headache too...