Which HD disc do you support?

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

  1. HD-VMD

    1 vote(s)
    2.0%
  2. Blu-Ray

    20 vote(s)
    40.8%
  3. HD-DVD

    13 vote(s)
    26.5%
  4. I'm waiting it out before I buy any

    11 vote(s)
    22.4%
  5. who cares

    4 vote(s)
    8.2%
  1. Spikeanator6982 macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Blu-Ray has the biggest capacity and perhaps most importantly the coolest name :cool:
     
  3. Spikeanator6982 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    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
     
  4. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    But 200GB > 100GB

    Link

     
  5. illegalprelude macrumors 68000

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    Blu-ray. More studio support, more manufacture support, greater capacity, scratch resistant. Rumors have it that WB is going to go Blu-ray exclusive also.
     
  6. squeeks macrumors 68040

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  7. illegalprelude macrumors 68000

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    price dosent matter currently and by the time all things are said and done and people really starting shifting over, prices will all be the same and then choose again. So price factor is no big deal.
     
  8. hulugu macrumors 68000

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    I'm currently enjoying a coffee as I ignore both formats. :D
     
  9. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Blu-Ray simply because I'm tired of two acronyms:

    1) HD
    2) DVD
     
  10. nikiski macrumors regular

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    Blu-ray because I own a Blu-ray disc (but no player nor drive). :p
     
  11. CalBoy macrumors 604

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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.
     
  12. yg17 macrumors G5

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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
     
  13. macfan881 macrumors 68020

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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
     
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  15. Spikeanator6982 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    HD-vmd movies cost around $18 us dollars. the players are around 180-220 us dollars. thats not bad...the others i cant say any prices that i KNOW are right.
     
  16. killmoms macrumors 68040

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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.
     
  17. gkarris macrumors 604

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    Actually, the older Toshiba A2 DVD player is on closeout right now at Best Buy and Walmart this weekend for $99.

    http://www.highdefdigest.com/news/s...DVD_Player_to_$99_Supplies__Very_Limited/1134

    And you still get the 5 free movies...
     
  18. Spikeanator6982 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i wasnt saying hd-vmd was cheaper then either, tho i am pretty sure its cheaper then blu-ray. i was just saying HD-VMDs prices. unless you thought i was saying HD-DVD prices.
     
  19. gkarris macrumors 604

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    I don't even know what HD-VMD is, unless it's a format coming out in your part of the world.

    We don't need yet another format...
     
  20. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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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.
     
  21. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    yeah i don't know either......what is it?
     
  22. Spikeanator6982 thread starter macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  23. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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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.
     
  24. pjarvi macrumors 65816

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    HD-DVD.

    Anything on Blu-Ray I want, I just import from Europe on HD-DVD. :p
     
  25. gkarris macrumors 604

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    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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