did you hear the hammer? another nail for hd-dvd

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  1. Keebler macrumors 68030

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    looks like another nail was hammered in the coffin by Wal-Mart:

    http://money.cnn.com/2008/02/15/technology/wal-mart_blu-ray/index.htm?cnn=yes


    Personally, I know there have been debates on the qualities of blu-ray vs HD-DVD, but my personal belief is that either format is pretty kick a$$ so i just wanted one or the other to die so they can settle this dispute NOW.

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  2. TEG macrumors 604

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    Looks like Blu-Ray is the new HD format.

    It is too bad too, since HD-DVD was cool because it has no region encoding. Blu-Ray does.

    TEG
     
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    FWIW they don't use nails to seal coffins. ;)

    And at this point I'd hope Blue-Ray comes down in price. Either way I'm not sure I care who wins but I was pulling for HD-DVDs.
     
  4. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    did at one point in time. :p
     
  5. kainjow Moderator emeritus

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    Very nice.

    Hopefully now the Blu-ray spec can be stabilized (isn't there a new version coming out soon?) and the prices of the players can drop. I don't want to buy a PS3 just to play movies.
     
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    Regardless of the various pros and cons. Having 1 format win now is better than having a drawn out battle. Blu-Ray is it for now.
     
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    just saw this on cnbc. another knife to the gut of HD-DVD. i think its to the point now as to WHEN, not IF, blu-ray will be the last one standing.
     
  9. basesloaded190 macrumors 68030

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    i think we will see a price drop in blu-ray once they are the clear winner and companies can focus on making strictly blu-ray players. at least i hope they do so i can finally buy one with out having to drop $300
     
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    The final nail was when Warner switched, this is just the aftermath to the burial.
     
  12. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    I still think it was the name that did it. I mean, it's easier for people to remember Blu-ray.
     
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    Really? I'd think it's easier for people to remember/understand HD DVD. I mean, it's DVDs, and it's HD. It's a HD DVD!
     
  15. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    HD-DVD is too many letters. With 5 letters, you're going beyond what most people are willing to say. If it was 5 letters that could be spoken like a real word (eg: SCUBA, LASER, etc), it would be easier. Also, not everyone knows what HD stands for, what it actually means, and why it's better. They just know the picture is supposed to be better.

    Blu-ray is a combination of 2 real words, and sounds techy and catchy.

    It's just my opinion though.
     
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    Actually... they do in some places. The last funeral I was at (about a year ago) nails were used to seal the coffin.

    Anyway, I agree, I think the naming did have an impact. Blu-Ray rolls off the tongue easier than HD-DVD.
     
  18. MrSmith macrumors 68040

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    But I think BR would be a better abbreviation than BD for Blu-ray. People are going to call it Blu-ray, not Blu-ray disc.

    And besides, BD stands for Brewer's Droop.
     
  19. iAlan macrumors 65816

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    I think we need a winner sooner than later and this is good news toward a winner. But to be honest, regardless which format wins, I don't think I will be buying a new player in the short term. If DVD's are around a while I will slowly transition - although price will be a key factor for me.

    Anyways, I think the name HD DVD is the better name. Think about it, in disc format we have had CD'S then DVD's so HD DVD seems logical in naming progression, I think.
     
  20. Much Ado macrumors 68000

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    Or Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, a disease.

    Good that the war looks to be over. Now Toshiba just need to admit defeat and we can get on with this new-gen format.
     

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