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Will you buy a HD-DVD or Blue-Ray DVD

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18th February 2006 2:54  #1

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
Will you buy a HD-DVD or Blue-Ray DVD
I do not know what to buy?  The Sony Blue Ray DVD or the other HD-DVD?  I know I might waite until one format takes off and becomes the consumer choice.  However no matter what format is the clear winner I'll waite until the price drops to under $500.  How about you?

18th February 2006 2:55  #2

Donnie_Darko Banned Join Date: January 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 352
i won't buy any

18th February 2006 3:42  #3

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
I'll get blu-ray by default when I pony up for a PS3, but I could care less about either format, theyre too restrictive.

18th February 2006 3:53  #4

Aaron Schneiderman Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,198
Not any time in the near future. Maybe never.

18th February 2006 4:33  #5

DarthElektra Member Join Date: February 2006 Location: United States Posts: 97
I'll buy some of them for my PS3.

18th February 2006 5:47  #6

captmarvel Member Join Date: January 2006 Location: United States Posts: 101
I recently got a Toshiba dvd player from a discount food store for $43.  The quality of this player beats the hell out of my first Toshiba and my current Sony.  The picture is crisp and the sound it great.  Why would I pay more for a new format that is going to cost about 30 to 40 times the cost of that player?  Within four years the format that wins this war will most probably have good players on the market for under $200---maybe even under $100.  Besides, if one of these players fails to sell it will go the way of the Betamax.

18th February 2006 14:59  #7

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
Wait for the format war to be over first maybe?

3rd March 2006 18:33  #8

Mal Webmaster Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,290
Not sure if this will be viewable for everyone, but here's a quick summary from BBC's Click programme covering the two new formats:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/nolavconsole/ukfs_news/hi...

4th March 2006 18:30  #9

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
Thank you for the link.  I will waite until there is a "winner" in this new format war.  

4th March 2006 23:19  #10

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
There will be no winner. I predict that the only people who are going to buy either of the two formats will be:
1- Technophiles who get whatever gadget they can
2- PS3 owners
3- Fanboys

I hope both fail and DVD is around for a long time. VHS was around for 20+ years, why can't we stick with this for just as long?

5th March 2006 1:45  #11

aleks Member Join Date: December 2005 Location: United States Posts: 51 Send a message via AIM to aleks Send a message via MSN to aleks Send a message via Yahoo to aleks Send a message via Google to aleks Send a message via Jabber to aleks
I wouldn't mind a blu-ray burner.  The amount of stuff I download would be handy to burn on a 25gb disc rather than 15gb.

8th March 2006 20:08  #12

Mal Webmaster Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,290
Looks like HD-DVD wont have region coding and Europe is getting it far earlier than expected, sounds promising:

http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2006/03/08/euro_hd...

Blu-ray's restrictive nature may kill its appeal in terms of movies.

8th March 2006 20:21  #13

Faith Kaya Member Join Date: March 2006 Location: Netherlands Posts: 53
Donnie_Darko wrote: i won't buy any

hehe, same here Happy

9th March 2006 11:17  #14

foxmulder Member Join Date: February 2006 Location: China, People's Republic of Posts: 5
I won't buy any either!!

9th March 2006 12:08  #15

MGR Member Join Date: February 2006 Location: United States Posts: 94
I am siting this war out

9th March 2006 12:43  #16

Simon Waine Member Join Date: July 2004 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 37
YODA: Begun, this format war has!

9th March 2006 15:17  #17

stuart bannerman Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 139
I wont buy any, I'm happy with DVD for now (i even have several VCRs and a decent collection of VHS)  I'm not about to fall into "theres a new format, therefor you must have it" hole

6th April 2006 15:18  #18

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
I am sitting this war out

6th April 2006 18:57  #19

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,111 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
I f**king hate Sony and their propriety formats. How well has UMD and their c**ppy ATRACK format done?

7th April 2006 3:33  #20

Arellium Member Join Date: January 2006 Location: United States Posts: 136
I'm not wasting my money.

31st May 2006 18:23  #21

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
I still don't know

31st May 2006 20:07  #22

Jonathan Bennett Member Join Date: March 2005 Location: United States Posts: 600 Send a message via AIM to Jonathan Bennett Send a message via MSN to Jonathan Bennett Send a message via Yahoo to Jonathan Bennett Send a message via Google to Jonathan Bennett
I'm definitely going with HD-DVD, better selection, and better quality.

1st June 2006 14:15  #23

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
Just get a player that does both formats!!! I'm sure it won't take long for someone to make one...

4th June 2006 17:31  #24

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
I hope the price drops fast on hardware units but then I don't even have an HD-TV

14th June 2006 4:26  #25

Keith Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 221
Heck, the thought of it is just a p**ser.  Too expensive and I can only imagine the disappointment in the DVD quality regarding the transfers, especially older movies.  You know, heck with the quality, I want mo money!  I have lost the excitement that I originally had regarding high def.  I'm looking at a future flop, or maybe wishing it would flop. I've not been happy overall, with what happened when DVD came to the market...broken hopes and promises.  

I'm tired of advertising on DVD and the sacrifice of quality.  Huge profits over what profits were made with VHS.  How many ads do you remember seeing on VHS?  Oh dare, Betamax.
DVD is the most successful format in history.

24th June 2006 23:12  #26

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
In a nutshell
Vhs Vs. Beta  VHS won
DVD Vs Dvd Divx ( A Circuit City Thing) DVD won
Cassette Vs The 8-Track The cassette won
Laserdisc Vs VideoDisc  Laserdisc won
HD-DVD  Vs Blue-Ray DVD  ?

I've heard nothing but nightmares on both HD-DVD and Blue-Ray DVD.  I am willing to waite until the bugs are worked out of both formats and  the format war is over with a clear winner.


25th June 2006 13:29  #27

Intergalactic Ponce Member Join Date: April 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,151
Dog v Cat? Dog won.
Rock v Paper? Paper won.
Alien v Predator? Damn. I've seen the film and I don't know.

27th June 2006 21:10  #28

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
Predator won.

27th June 2006 21:36  #29

Stephen Etherton Member Join Date: October 2003 Location: United States Posts: 706
No plans at the moment, or plans to make plans at the moment to get either one.

28th June 2006 4:32  #30

Keith Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 221
Probably HD cable TV or Verizon's fiber optic line will win. I'm tired of all these f**king wars.
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