Which HD disc do you support?

Which HD disc do you support and plan on buying before the war is over?

  • HD-VMD

    Votes: 1 2.0%
  • Blu-Ray

    Votes: 20 40.8%
  • HD-DVD

    Votes: 13 26.5%
  • I'm waiting it out before I buy any

    Votes: 11 22.4%
  • who cares

    Votes: 4 8.2%

  • Total voters
    49

Spikeanator6982

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well which disc do you support?, HD-VMD, BlueRay, or HD-DVD?

I personally feel HD-VMD is better. Its cheaper, quality from what i have read is great. mbps is between the other two.
 

Spikeanator6982

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Blu-Ray has the biggest capacity and perhaps most importantly the coolest name :cool:
well i'll give you the cooler name..bc i love it

but.. "VMD provides the ability to place up to 20 layers on a single disc with no quality loss in the content stored. This means capacity to record 100 GB or more." of course..is that proven that it can do it..or..they think it can..idk:D
 

xUKHCx

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Jan 15, 2006
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But 200GB > 100GB

Link

August 31st 2006 said:
TDK ANNOUNCES BLUE LASER DISC TECHNOLOGY TO SUPPORT 200GB CAPACITY

– Media Pioneer Achieves Massive Capabilities for High Definition Blue Laser Technology –

GARDEN CITY, NY, August 31, 2006 – TDK, a world leader in digital recording solutions, has reached a landmark in the development of recordable blue laser technology, achieving a groundbreaking capacity of 200GB. Surpassing existing optical media technologies several times over, a 200GB blue laser disc would double the capacity of TDK's existing 100GB Blu-ray prototype. One of TDK's new 200GB blue laser discs could store approximately 18 hours of high definition video (encoded at 24Mbps).
 

CalBoy

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May 21, 2007
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I voted that I'm going to wait it out, but honestly, I hope Blu-Ray loses. This just seems like something Sony should have figured out the first time around. Those who can't learn from history are doomed to repeat it.
 

yg17

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Aug 1, 2004
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Blu Ray because the name is cooler :D

I know nothing about the 2 formats (OK, 3, but what the hell is HD-VMD?) other than names, and I choose Blu Ray because of its name :D
 

macfan881

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blu ray biger disc space = beter details more specail features etc and more content for ps3 curently blu ray has 50 gig as max and 200 gig or 100 gig i belive is in the work cant rember and i belive blu ray is much sharper and sounds better overall i watched fantastic 4 2 this weekend and the scense with all the outer space shots were amizng
 

killmoms

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Jun 23, 2003
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To those who say Blu-ray looks/sounds better, this is 99% of the time just crap. Blu-ray and HD DVD support the exact same video codecs, and almost the same audio codecs (some differences there I suppose). On most dual-format releases they use the exact same encodes of the movies, so they look... exactly the same. Now, if one includes a higher bitrate audio track than the other, they could sound different, but that's up to the people authoring them. TrueHD and DTS-HD (two lossless surround audio codecs) are the same, for instance, because they're lossless.

Anyway, I will be supporting both. HD DVD has some exclusives, and I already have the player for my Xbox 360. I'll start buying Blu-ray discs when I have a PS3.
 

gkarris

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Spikeanator6982

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tobefirst

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I'm going to be purchasing a new HDTV and A/V receiver this month, and possibly one of the optical drives, and I'm undecided which format I'll go with, or whether I'll just continue to stand on the sidelines and wait.
 

Rodimus Prime

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Oct 9, 2006
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I do not think it is going to matter in the long run. It is going to go the same way as DVD+ and DVD- formates. Players and burners will just support all the formates and not deal with it.
 

gkarris

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well..heres the companys website. http://www.nmeinc.com/

from what i understand, it uses the same red light/laser, as dvds do but can have more layers. They are saying up to 20 layers, with 5GB of data on each. currently it seems the discs are 4 or 5 layers.
It seems that only the Bollywood (India) and Chinese studios have signed up.

Seems like a "throwback" to DVD's - just adding more layers...

I think we need the blue laser systems (HD DVD and Blu-ray) going forward...
 

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