HD DVD or Blu Ray?

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HD DVD or Blu Ray?

  1. HD DVD

    63 vote(s)
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  2. Blu Ray

    82 vote(s)
    42.3%
  3. Neither

    49 vote(s)
    25.3%
  1. Kalns macrumors regular

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  2. Jschultz macrumors 6502a

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  3. Kalns thread starter macrumors regular

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    #3
    I don't know. Maybe, but the game has changed in recent weeks. ;)
     
  4. pianoman macrumors 68000

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    i think movies should be on flash thumb drives that you plug directly into your TV or computer. DVDs are getting a little ridiculous, especially now that no one knows which side to choose.
     
  5. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Usually, it's the side with the graphics that goes face-up when you put it in the player.


    ;)
     
  6. BornAgainMac macrumors 603

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    When I think of Blu Ray, I think of Sony's PS3 and the limited supplies along with Sony's other products. Sony's image is killing Blu Ray for me. I think that standard will be Zuned in a year or two.
     
  7. thugpoet22 macrumors regular

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    I think the one factor thats most important is how well people take to the PS3. If Sony can up its supply and get more of those systems into each home then i think the concept of blue ray will catch on. It seems like more people are concerned about there not being enough rather then the price that they cost. People stood in line all around the country, hoping to get one. Doesn't seem like the price is much of a factor.

    I remember when i first got my ps2. Lost most that i knew, i got mine almost 2 years later. But even by then that was the first DVD player in my house.

    The new PS3 seems to function as an all around system. It plays games, shows movies dvd or blue ray, it has a hard drive, it can be connected to the internet. Its very possible to probably run the system as a computer using linux OS software.

    I think Sony is going to be just fine, they fell off in the portable market with there walkman line but i dont think there going to loose out in the long run with the video games.
     
  8. failsafe1 macrumors 6502a

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    Bleh. Format wars all over. Bigger capacity sounds good but fragility is an issue. If discs were durable I could live with smaller (still huge compared to what we use know) discs. I would like to see hard drive content myself but certainly understand the need for hard disc back up. I like having my photos on dvd as well as hard drive. I would think it is the same as some people prefering a paper copy to hold while reading instead of simply reading online?
     
  9. combatcolin macrumors 68020

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    Should have another option:-

    "WAIT AND SEE"

    Being a big Sony whore (excluding the PS brand) i was aiming towards Blu-Ray, but now im not bothered.

    When Dual Format players are common place and affordable i'll jump in.
     
  10. nbs2 macrumors 68030

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    I think that is where most people will end up, barring pushy salesmen who get a bit extra for pushing one over the other.
     
  11. combatcolin macrumors 68020

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    You can imagine what Joe Public will say when he finds out that certain films are tied to either one or the other format.

    "So i have buy both?"

    Salesperson quickly realising his commision has is disapering into the sunset.

    "Um, well yes"

    "I'll think i'll leave it then."

    Repeat as required in electrical shops all around the world.
     
  12. Jovian9 macrumors 68000

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    HD-DVD b/c I just bought an Xbox 360 HD-DVD player :)

    It looks great and the HD-DVD movies are $20 compared to $30 for blu-ray at my local Target. 50% more for a blu-ray dvd!!!!!ouch!!!!!!
     
  13. BoyBach macrumors 68040

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    A perfect summation of why high definition DVD's will fail, combatcolin.

    Thousands of pounds/dollars/Euros on a 'high definition' set-up and a new film collection, or a tenner at the local movie shop and watch the DVD on your current set-up?
     
  14. clayj macrumors 604

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    Ditto.

    Neither format will win if no one buys them... and as long as there are two competing formats, I won't be 100% behind either of them. For that reason, I will buy some HD-DVDs, but I ain't gonna try to update my entire collection of 600+ DVDs to HD-DVD anytime soon.
     
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    Which do I prefer? HD DVD because the players are cheaper, and it's not Sony :p

    And which do I think will win? HD DVD because Microsoft is behind it.
     
  16. combatcolin macrumors 68020

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    I must admit the next gen DVD war has already had an effect on me.

    I have curtailed my DVD consumption greatly, with the knowledge that better versions are around the corner im not buying the same films again, and the DVD market value will plumet even further.

    Still buy TV based DVD, as Blu-Ray or HD-DVD isn't going to have a big effect on the vast majority of TV shows already made.

    I did the same years agao with VHS, i knew i would want the films i like in a superiour format so i just kept my wallet shut.

    My parents have kindly bought me a big 50" HD RP Sony, which has led me to buy a upscaling DVD player, surprised that a good reviewd Sony Multi-Region can be bought for £90 - a more than adequate stop gap until next gen DVD sorts itself out.
     
  17. spicyapple macrumors 68000

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    Egg on my face, but I think HD-DVD will ultimately win in the end. :)

    luv ya bunches! xoxoxo
     
  18. vi2867 macrumors 6502

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    I think Blue-Ray DVD and HD DVD will end up killing each other out.

    Downloading content will eventually win.:)
     
  19. killr_b macrumors 6502a

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    Screw 'em both at this point. HVD is the poo.
    This will be worth it.

    Linky link
     
  20. Aperture macrumors 68000

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    :D :D Nice, haven't heard that one yet.
     
  21. sohosid macrumors member

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    I work as a retoucher in San Francisco, and am currently busy working on the print ads for HDDVD. I asked the art director of the ads which one he thought would win...he ducked the question by saying it was too soon to tell!

    He's right though. One has slightly more space on the discs. The other has more studios exlusively on board...yadda yadda.

    Let the 'must haves' get the buying out of the way for a year or 2, then see where the dust has settled.

    Or go and buy a Betamax off of Ebay!
     
  22. mfacey macrumors 65816

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    Blu-ray is the superior format, but then again so were V2000 and Betamax. So my prediction is that HD-DVD will win because there's too many idiots in society. That's how VHS won in the end.

    I'm rooting for Blu-ray though!:D
     
  23. GSMiller macrumors 68000

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    I'm all for HD-DVD because it isn't made by Sony. I find it a bit ironic that Microsoft is behind HD-DVD since they're quite a bit like Sony when you think about it...Pushy, greedy, out of date.......I'm not buying either as of yet, because an HD-DVD is kind of pointless when you don't have a HD television dont'cha think??..
     

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