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Old 02-11-2008, 03:03 PM   #1
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Default Is The Format War Over?

For those of you who have been waiting for a clear winner in the high definition DVD format war between blu ray & HD DVD before jumping in, the knockout blow may have come much sooner than expected. Many studios have recently switched over to Blu Ray, and Netflix just switched exclusively to Blu Ray today as well. However, HD DVD players have dropped to about $150 from $230 in the fall & I have a feeling there will be a "liquidation" of HD DVD's coming soon. Meaning that there will probably be alot of very cheap HD DVD's of the 350 titles or so that are available.
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I think so, HD DVD is dying

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and they will just continue to drop

I remember about 3 years ago I did a report for school about HD vs blu ray and one of my points was that in 3-5 years HD will start to die and blu ray would be at the top with like you said studios( which is a large % of users) using it. guess I was right,lol

there's still time for the HD to catch up, but if I would have to place a bet would go with blu ray
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Old 02-11-2008, 03:39 PM   #3
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and they will just continue to drop

I remember about 3 years ago I did a report for school about HD vs blu ray and one of my points was that in 3-5 years HD will start to die and blu ray would be at the top with like you said studios( which is a large % of users) using it. guess I was right,lol

there's still time for the HD to catch up, but if I would have to place a bet would go with blu ray
When I first heard about the format war I thought Blu-Ray would win....guess I was right too
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anyone care to explain the simple difference, and if it will translate on my 13" Orion tv?
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the only hd that isn't dying ois the t.v.'s. nut i agree with evryone is turnong to blue ray.. the gaming industry are going there too with the PS3 having a blue ray inside of it..
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anyone care to explain the simple difference, and if it will translate on my 13" Orion tv?
HD-DVD has 20gb of space on it
Blu-Ray has 25gb of space on it

the two are incompatible with each other.

Blu-Ray is also being used for Video games on the PS3.

other then that, not many differences.

and on a 13" TV you wont see any differences between Blu-Ray, HD-DVD, DVD, or even VHS
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the only hd that isn't dying ois the t.v.'s. nut i agree with evryone is turnong to blue ray.. the gaming industry are going there too with the PS3 having a blue ray inside of it..
I think Sony came up with blu-ray so it makes sense its in the ps3.
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I think Sony came up with blu-ray so it makes sense its in the ps3.
Yup, Sony came up with Blu-Ray, and Toshiba/Microsoft came up with HD-DVD

...but for some reason, Microsoft decided not to use HD-DVD for 360 games.
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b/c bill gates and microsoft don't won't the public to get a 360 and a hd -dvd player in one.. they would lose money
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toshiba is really the only one who is pushing hd-dvd anymore, they have one studio, and there are even rumors that MS will switch to blu-ray support.
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