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blue-ray wining out?

Discussion in 'Computers, Games, Electronics etc' started by Briansol, Jan 7, 2008.

  1. Briansol

    Briansol Admins Admin VIP

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    warner annouced its support for blu ray, and shortly there after new line cinema did.

    all but two of the major players are on blue ray now. (universal and paramount)
     
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    dont care because i cant afford either or a hdtv, haha...

    but wow, that would be a win for sony. they lost about every format war and the ps3 needs something to do besides being a door stop.
     
  3. get_nick

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    i could see this coming back when blockbuster signed to rent out blu-ray.

    it's the same thing that happened with vhs and beta. rental companies started renting vhs instead of beta because the vhs could hold 2 hours of movie. when people were actually renting, that enticed them to buy vcr's and made beta worthless.

    looks like i'll be getting a PS3 on the next price drop. sucks for those who gambled on HD-Dvd
     
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    guess its a good thing i kept my doorstop PS3 console :)
     
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    Im still gonna say, if microsoft throws enough money at the problem it will eventually go away. I think blu-ray is getting a better market share cause its name sounds cooler.

    the above post was no way an endourcement for hd-dvd
     
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    or microsoft could also come out with an external blu-ray player for the 360.
     
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    a competitors product?

    that would be like microsoft releasing a driver that allows one to read ext3....its just wrong and wouldnt happen.
     
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    its a way to make money.
     
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    well I love my blue ray it looks so much better than normal dvd players. Got it on sale over christmas for 289 normaly 499
     
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    EGProject YEEEEAAHHHHH

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    I may end up getting a PS3, or waiting for a price drop on Blue Ray players. We broke in my 46" Aquos by watching Tears Of The Sun on Blue Ray on my friend's PS3. Holy crap.
     
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    I just bought a 45 dollar DVD player at Walmart. It looks great on my 27 inch CRT TV.
     
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    We bought a blu-ray a few months ago, and it was worth every penny. Along with hi-def cable, everything else just looks grainy now, text is hard to read. Didn't notice most of the time until we bought the better unit.

    VHS=stone age
     
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    I'd probably get a PS3 sometime in the future...when it's much cheaper and probably a used one...just to play GT. :-D Double as a Blu-ray player? OK!
     
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    a ps3 is not a dvd player. it might play it, but using it as a hi-def resource is like using a cone on a stick and calling it an intake
     
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    I will be glad when the whole format war is done with. I don't know about you guys but I bought my 360 to play games, if I bought a PS3 it would be for games. I would much rather have a dedicated device. So once the dust settles I will go out and by my self a blu ray player or a HD player.
     
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    the only reason i used to have a ps2 and use it for a dvd player is because i hated having too many remotes. now they universal remotes that can fix that.
     
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    keepin' it real. :cool:
     
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    I think that the price of HD-DVD is going to drop now to an affordable price since retailers will most likely be looking to get rid of them, which could either drive a price war and blue-ray will have to reduce as well. This will either lead to a wide adoption of HD-DVD if blue-ray doesn't drop the price of the hardware.
     
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    Only problem with blu-ray is that it costs more to produce/make a blu-ray movie(versus and HD-DVD). Which in turn makes a blu-ray disc cost more.
     
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    Price always wins. If the HD-DVD manufacturers can keep the prices low enough to get average consumers buying them, then they've got something.

    Beta was a superior format. VHS won because it was cheap. And porn. Porn did a lot for the adoption of VHS :ph34r:
     
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