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The DVD format war goes to the next level

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1st October 2005 16:50  #1

Keith Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 221
The DVD format war goes to the next level
It would be nice to get HD DVD.  I just wish the wars would stop and a standard be adopted and production start.  Anyway, here is the latest.

1st October 2005 21:56  #2

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
I think that this HD DVD crap is getting too far out of hand. Just end the whole project. DVD's were starting to get really popular too...

2nd October 2005 3:40  #3

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
Both HD-DVD and Blu-Ray are already dead.

2nd October 2005 3:41  #4

Keith Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 221
definately
Quote: Originally posted by Tony DeFrancisco
I think that this HD DVD crap is getting too far out of hand. Just end the whole project. DVD's were starting to get really popular too...


Yes, I agree.  I'm enjoying DVD immensely.  But you can't let technology stand still.  Have you seen a HD picture?  With the market heading to large TV screens, its really necessary, because without it the picture quality is substandard compared to standard 4:3.

2nd October 2005 15:04  #5

- - Senior Member Join Date: March 2005 Location: Canada Posts: 594
For what I know, the biggest battle is Toshiba along with Microsoft Corp. and Intel Corp., supporting HD-DVD format versus Sony Blu-ray.  It won't make a difference unless you have the lattest DVD player and TV to support it.  I'm not ready to spend so much $.  Embarrassed I'm still converting my VHS to DVD Laugh

3rd October 2005 12:44  #6

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
According to the Digital Bits, Paramount is now supporting this project.

3rd October 2005 16:24  #7

Worst Nightmare Senior Member Join Date: July 2002 Location: Australia Posts: 6,704 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
Maybe we should all sit back and not worry about it till the format war is over.....

7th October 2005 16:55  #8

kenny wong Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: United States Posts: 141
I'll wait.  I'm not going to just throw away all my DVDs just because they say HD DVD and Blu Ray are the new generation for DVDs.  I'll just sit back and see how it all goes first.  I'm sure HD DVD and Blu Ray have their pros in terms of overall quality.  But, it's too soon to start a new format.  Who knows, maybe one of these formats can co-exist with the existing DVD format?

7th October 2005 17:31  #9

Mal Webmaster Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,290
There will always be Blu-ray, as Sony always use their own technology where possible.

Just got to see whether the rest of the world go with the Sony idea or the industry standards idea.

You never know, might end up using the Chinese HD format, most of our players are made there and many of us buy DVDs from Asia. Happy

7th October 2005 21:09  #10

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
Now Warner is involved with Blu-Ray now.

7th October 2005 23:01  #11

floyd dylan Banned Join Date: April 2004 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 913
Only a select few who are so anal about the perfect sound and picture who are going to buy them.

HD TV sets are so stupidly expensive and even when they do eventually drop in price it'll take about five years or so for the general public to take note when they see one going cheap at Asda (Walmart),

By that time a whole new movie format will arrive making HD-DVD and Blu Ray non existant.

What Sony and Toshiba don't realise is that their product will only interest in a small percentage of the population the rest of the world don't care.

For that same amount of money, they would rather spend it on doing the house up, go on holiday, buy clothes, or if you live in the UK piss it up the wall on a Friday or Saturday.
night.

8th October 2005 1:58  #12

- - Senior Member Join Date: March 2005 Location: Canada Posts: 594
Not that it's in the same subject but Australia's High Court ruled unanimously that modifying Sony PlayStation consoles so that they can play cheaper overseas versions of the company's games does not violate Australian copyright laws.

8th October 2005 5:38  #13

Worst Nightmare Senior Member Join Date: July 2002 Location: Australia Posts: 6,704 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
a win for us!!! Happy

8th October 2005 5:51  #14

Keith Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 221
Quote: Originally posted by Danny Boy
For what I know, the biggest battle is Toshiba along with Microsoft Corp. and Intel Corp., supporting HD-DVD format versus Sony Blu-ray.  It won't make a difference unless you have the lattest DVD player and TV to support it.  I'm not ready to spend so much $.  Embarrassed I'm still converting my VHS to DVD Laugh


Yes DannyBoy, that was the subject link I provided in the new topic.  You should read that.  The big concern is copying the material, as its been for decades.  They just need to get over it.

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