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HD-DVD or Blue-ray which would you buy?

Discussion in 'Computers, Games, Electronics etc' started by cheese9988, Jun 16, 2007.

Which format

  1. HD-DVD

    4 vote(s)
    33.3%
  2. Blue-Ray

    8 vote(s)
    66.7%
  1. cheese9988

    cheese9988 Senior Member VIP

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    This was done probably a year ago and I want to see what has changed. I got my hi def tv not to long ago and am looking to see what most of you would get for a player. My Time Warner hi-def dvr is the only thing I have that can take advantage of it.

    I am not getting the dual format, $1100 is to much for the dvd player. It seems that the hd dvd has more support, but for the most part the blue-ray is better. Kinda the beta vs. vhs.
     
  2. phyregod

    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    Well, when I stroll down to my local hastings, I see a Blu-ray section. What I dont see is a HD-DVD section.

    God, I wish I'd have invested in Blu-Ray. I almost did it, $1000 in whatever company was producing blu-ray back when it was an embrio. But I backed out for some stupid reason.

    It still hasnt gone huge, so it would probably still be a good buy.
     
  3. VTEC_CBR

    VTEC_CBR Senior Member

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    Until there is a CLEAR victor, neither. But I do hate Sony, so it'd be nice to see them have another format fail.
     
  4. YouKnowWhoIBee

    YouKnowWhoIBee my avatar is better.

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    I have HD DVD. and i love it. But the damn dvd's are so expensive. I wouldnt buy it until they go down in price.
     
  5. jeffie7

    jeffie7 Wrong Whole! VIP

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    This is like asking what stock to buy....

    I think forum after forum (Im on a lot of forums!) believe HDDVD is the way to go, I've also noticed forum after forum that everyone seems to be a xbox 360 fan boy go figure.

    My take on it.

    When a new DVD ad comes on tv, almost always I hear out on out DVD or out on DVD and Blu Ray. RARELY do I hear out on HDDVD and DVD.

    It seems that sony is pushing for more movie releases on blu ray.

    There's loose talk about Walmart backing HDDVD and not supporting (selling) bluray videos. I find that hard to believe but it was published in a few legit places.
    in the end I think walmart would want to sell anything and everything if it means making another 2c

    If I had to pick one I'd say Blu Ray it's a higher end product, it cost a bit more to make but sells for about the same as the HDDVD just check out Amazon.com: Online Shopping for Electronics, Apparel, Computers, Books, DVDs & more for blu ray disc.

    While I'd pick blu ray over HDDVD I'd never put any money on it!
    only time will tell.
     
  6. YouKnowWhoIBee

    YouKnowWhoIBee my avatar is better.

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    I get my HDDVDs from target and ebay. I wouldnt pay more than 25 per dvd. And that means it must be a good movie. Like the departed :)
     
  7. jeffie7

    jeffie7 Wrong Whole! VIP

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    Target = Amazon.com =)

    they had a bunch of BRDVDs for 14.99 awhile back. I picked up a few =)
     
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    demonboy1300 New Member

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    HD

    I work for Circuit City and from what i hear HD is gonna take it and the only reason polls and critics alike say its gonna win is because the porn industry chose HD and beleive that was the deciding factor
     
  9. jeffie7

    jeffie7 Wrong Whole! VIP

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    people say that, but when it comes down to it, what was the 90s porn DVD/VHS #s vs the 2000s porn #s gonna be like?

    I for one will never buy another DVD/VHS. Why? because I have highspeed internet and can easily download HD porn.


    80s and 90s you had to buy a video tape/dvd if you wanted to watch porn, or download a crappy ass 320x320 cloudly boxy looking video that takes 2 hours for 5 minutes.

    now I can get on rapidshare and download hours of porn like its nothing. =)
     
  10. Ronny Cage

    Ronny Cage DaughterTestedMomApproved

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    I work for circuit city too... 0537 south jersey, car audio/video games supervisor as of last week.

    I have also noticed that the blu-ray movies you can physically see compression in them... in which looks like shit.

    Hd dvd looks crisp. I like the picture. Blu-ray sound is better due to uncompressed audio... but the picture makes peoples faces look pasty and chalked. It looks like garbage.
     
  11. jeffie7

    jeffie7 Wrong Whole! VIP

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    I hope you don't help people buy HDDVD based on your thoughts of bluray...

    Either your store has a crappy setup using wrong settings or a cheap tv/br player, or your store is stupid and is using up converted old "remastered" dvds that are sold labeled as "BRDVD disc" also some of the newer movies can be poorly mastered making them look like crap, this goes for both HDDVD and BR.



    watch MI3, Crank, ice aged, or any of the other worth while blue ray disc.

    [​IMG]

    I took this picture of the movie while it was playing using no special settings. while it doesn't really show off just how great it looks, it does give you an idea.

    HighDefDiscNews.com | Your source for Blu-ray Disc & HD DVD

    go to that site and read the reviews for both HDDVD and Blu Ray disc, you'll find that both suffer from remixed old movies. Just like how you can find old 70s movies remastered in HD on INHD (tv station)

    quote from a new Pirates 2 review for bluray.

    Maybe you're store isn't stupid and is being paid by the HDDVD guys to play down the blu ray players. =)
     
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  12. Ronny Cage

    Ronny Cage DaughterTestedMomApproved

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    cg animation looks good on blu-ray yes. Mi3 not to bad.. and crank was decent. I thought ultra violet, elektra, and superman all looked like shit. our demo disk for blu-ray looks good but then again its a demo disk made by the company to enhance sales on those products specifically.

    Im different then most sales people. I tell my customers to look at the picture and tell me what they like. Then explain to them that everyone is different and has their own preference ... I could tell you which one I would like you to buy BUT... Im not the one watching the picture you are.

    again this is a poll... so its opinionated.

    I like hd dvd more myself... my opinion
     
  13. TurboMirage

    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    i have a blu-ray player :)
     
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    not considering buying either untill the prices go below $800aud
     
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    Ronny Cage DaughterTestedMomApproved

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    you can easily find both priced under 800. I just sold a hd dvd player for 100$ yesterday.

    If you buy a toshiba tv you got 200$ off the hd dvd player... came out to be 99.99 afterwards. not a bad deal.
     
  16. YouKnowWhoIBee

    YouKnowWhoIBee my avatar is better.

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    That is for an upconvert dvd player. Not a true HDDVD player.
     
  17. cheese9988

    cheese9988 Senior Member VIP

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    When you say you can see the compression, is it still better than a standard dvd? I mean it can't be total crap?
     
  18. Ronny Cage

    Ronny Cage DaughterTestedMomApproved

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    no sir that is for the hd dvd player. tos_hda2

    I sell upconvert dvd players too. this was just a sale.
     
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    Ronny Cage DaughterTestedMomApproved

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    better then standard on most movies yes.

    hd dvd looks better... again in my opinion. on everything I've seen
     
  20. SHOGUNOVDDRK

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    shipping?
     
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