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News on HD-DVD - vs Blu-Ray

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19th January 2006 15:36  #31

Jaybee79 Member Join Date: December 2004 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 84
Chris wrote: I really can't see it having the same appeal as DVD. I was a relatively early adopter ('99) and I was extremely interested in the format. I don't have any real interest in the new format, and I edit a DVD website. If that's indicative of the average consumer, they could have a problem.

Actually I'd say that is indicative of an avid customer. The sort of person who Blue-Ray and HD-DVD are banking on to lead the charge. In which case they do have a problem. If they are unable to get the interest of early format jumpers they're not going to sell well as only early format jumpers are going to buy the expensive hardware

19th January 2006 15:45  #32

Tom Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 2,497 Send a message via ICQ to Tom
I'm not that fussed about it either to be honest. Sure, it looks better - but I'm perfectly happy with how the majority of current gen discs look now. If I wanted to see every single zit on a persons face in unbelievable detail, I'd grab a microscope and look at myself in the mirror Wink I certainly won't be in a rush to upgrade - although I guess I'll probably have to, or our site will get left behind Wink

19th January 2006 21:01  #33

rob murray Member Join Date: November 2004 Location: United States Posts: 477
My main gripe with the format is that its not going to make too many movies look much better than they already do. Like a movie like the Godfather for example, it was never shot digitally or had any cgi or anything like that. Theres a ceiling as to how far it can go. Now, getting a whole season of tv shows on one disk, well thats just makes me happy.

19th January 2006 21:25  #34

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,115 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
What does being shot digitally or having CGI have to do with it? 35mm film is way, way above the resolution of SD, and almost double that of HD.

23rd January 2006 14:12  #35

Worst Nightmare Senior Member Join Date: July 2002 Location: Australia Posts: 6,706 Send a message via AIM to Worst Nightmare Send a message via ICQ to Worst Nightmare Send a message via MSN to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Yahoo to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Google to Worst Nightmare
More news about Blu-Ray - go here
Looks like capacity may be HALVED....

24th January 2006 15:58  #36

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
Worst Nightmare wrote: More news about Blu-Ray - go here
Looks like capacity may be HALVED....


Not exactly, they're just talking about using a single layer disc. It'll be like DVD was originally, where most movies came out on a single layered DVD-5 because the facilities and mastering know-how wasn't there to do dual layered yet.

Besides, it all comes down to whatever codec a company chooses to use. Some will use more capacity then others. I think Blu-ray has 2 or 3 of them for manufactureres to choose from.

28th January 2006 5:23  #37

Keith Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 221
Don't you wanna wait for the High Def DVD? Of course then you have to wait for the High Def special edition.  After enjoying that release, then your be especially pleased with the High Def extended version with additional footage never before seen.  Then comes the Trilogy on High Def!!  High Anxiety!  Just can't wait to buy another DVD Tower. Oh no, I don't have building permits yet. Yikes!!

28th January 2006 7:39  #38

floyd dylan Banned Join Date: April 2004 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 913
Did you just repeat that on another thread???
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