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HD DVD -vs- Blu-ray; Blu-ray is teh WINNA!!

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  1. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080215/tc_nm/walmart_dvd_dc

     

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  2. Spero

    Spero ass rainbow

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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.
     
  3. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    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.
     
  4. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    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.
     
  5. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    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.
     
  6. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    well since Toshiba and Sony are the developers of the two formats i doubt they will make dual players.
     
  7. Upgr8r

    Upgr8r High Priest or maybe Jedi Master

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    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.
     
  8. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    There are already dual-format players on the market.
     
  9. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    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.
     
  10. Dartman

    Dartman Old Bastard Mike

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  11. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    Sony has deeper pockets.
     
  12. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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  13. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    and still smarting after the whole BataMax thing..
     
  14. Spero

    Spero ass rainbow

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    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    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.
     
  16. syadasti

    syadasti i heart mac

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    This is HUGE news...from CES over a month ago:wave:
     
  17. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    d00d, ur so \/\/|r3d!!!
     
  18. hooples3

    hooples3 Fuggetaboutit!

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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
     
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    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    News this morning was WalMarty no longer carries HD-DVD and Target said it would stop a month ago.
     
  20. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    I've seen some great upconvert dvd players.. very near HD it looked like to me.
     
  21. syadasti

    syadasti i heart mac

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    You need new eyeballs or a better HDTV setup:popcorn:
     
  22. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    i have a set on order from Apple..


    iBalls
     
  23. syadasti

    syadasti i heart mac

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    I don't want to even ask:hmm: :p
     
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    CRoss Turbo Monkey

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    Sounds like something Lance Armstrong might be interested in.
     
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    SPINTECK Turbo Monkey

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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.
     
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    Brian HCM#1 MMMMMMMMM BEER!!!!!!!!!!

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    Remenber way back when........ Sony lost the Beta Max battle to VHS
     
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    r464 Turbo Monkey

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    It is official.
     
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    Changleen Paranoid Member

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    Good for Sony finally winning a format war. The better product won for a change too.
     
  29. Ciaran

    Ciaran Fear my banana

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    This is very out of character for you. That was actually very funny!
    :clapping:
     
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    douglas Chocolate Milk Doug

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    sony(bluray)=the suck, we got f'ed by the man once again.
     
  31. syadasti

    syadasti i heart mac

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    As opposed to what?

    DDVD Douglas DVD format?
     
  32. douglas

    douglas Chocolate Milk Doug

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    anything that is not overpriced and will not break in a year or so.
     
  33. syadasti

    syadasti i heart mac

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    Have you looked at the failure rates of Xbox 360 vs PS3. I didn't think so...
     
  34. douglas

    douglas Chocolate Milk Doug

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    have you looked at failure rates of Sony cd & dvd players?

    I didnt think so. :busted:
     
  35. syadasti

    syadasti i heart mac

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    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)
     
  36. syadasti

    syadasti i heart mac

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    I will give you that numerous first generation Bluray players (and HD DVD) have had software problems but that is not hardware failure.
     
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    valve bouncer Master Dildoist

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    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.
     
  38. syadasti

    syadasti i heart mac

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    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:

    http://www.imaging-resource.com/badccds.html
     
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    valve bouncer Master Dildoist

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    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.
     
  40. syadasti

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    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...