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post Apr 23 2007, 06:00 PM
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Hey all, i'm woundering about all these HD DVD players and HD DVD's and Blueray etc, is all this gunna be taken over normal DVD's and when will everything soon be coming out in HD? i'm wanting to buy alot more DVD's but is it werth it, should i just wait for all the HD blueray stuff to become available everywhere.
also is a blueray DVD player better than a HD DVD player? and can you play HD DVD's on a blueray DVD player or just blueray disks?

whats the price of all this stuff aswell?

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It won't happen for a long time, first we see who wins out of Blu-ray and HD-DVD THEN it takse a while to start off, say about 5 years


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post Apr 23 2007, 08:56 PM
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i hope blu-ray wins. im not a sony fanboy i own a 360 and a ps3 its just that they can obviously hold a lot more.
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post Apr 23 2007, 09:10 PM
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QUOTE(Flea @ Apr 23 2007, 01:00 PM) [snapback]1325520[/snapback]
is all this gunna be taken over normal DVD's and when will everything soon be coming out in HD?

It will happen someday but i doubt that day is very close though, its really hard to find someone here who owns an HDTV.

QUOTE(Flea @ Apr 23 2007, 01:00 PM) [snapback]1325520[/snapback]
wanting to buy alot more DVD's but is it werth it

It's definately worth it if you have an HDTV

QUOTE(Flea @ Apr 23 2007, 01:00 PM) [snapback]1325520[/snapback]
should i just wait for all the HD blueray stuff to become available everywhere.

I think its already available everywhere, anyway... if you own an HDTV (or planning to get one soon), i don't think you should wait.

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also is a blueray DVD player better than a HD DVD player?

They are pretty much the same, the only difference is that HD DVD is just being used for movies while blu-ray is used for games and other stuff.
Also, blu-ray holds more GBs.

QUOTE(Flea @ Apr 23 2007, 01:00 PM) [snapback]1325520[/snapback]
and can you play HD DVD's on a blueray DVD player or just blueray disks?

No...
HD DVD player - plays HD DVD
Blu-ray player - plays blu-ray
Both play normal DVDs though.

My personal opinion is, get a blu-ray player or PS3.
Why? HD DVD has just one company supporting it exclusively, and that is Universal while blu-ray is being supported by Sony Pictures, Warner Bros, Disney and more...
And blu-ray is selling better than HD DVD.

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post Apr 23 2007, 11:11 PM
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well i'm gunna buy a PS3 this year so that saves me having to get a blueray dvd player, i'm wanting to get a HDTV aswell but not for a while, but just say i get a HDTV and watch a normal DVD with a normal DVD player on it, will the quality be better becouse its on a HDTV, or will the quality only be better if its HD dvd and a hd dvd player.....or blueray

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post Apr 24 2007, 12:14 AM
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QUOTE(Flea @ Apr 23 2007, 11:11 PM) [snapback]1325603[/snapback]
well i'm gunna buy a PS3 this year so that saves me having to get a blueray dvd player, i'm wanting to get a HDTV aswell but not for a while, but just say i get a HDTV and watch a normal DVD with a normal DVD player on it, will the quality be better becouse its on a HDTV, or will the quality only be better if its HD dvd and a hd dvd player.....or blueray


normal dvds dont play in HD so it will be the same as a SD tv
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post Apr 24 2007, 12:43 AM
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so basicly if i buy a HDTV its only gunna be for the ps3, if i even buy a HDTV itll probs just be small and the cheapest i can find until everything becomes HD, and buy one then, t.vs will probably be even more HD by then anyway

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post Apr 24 2007, 10:26 PM
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QUOTE(Kamahl @ Apr 23 2007, 10:10 PM) [snapback]1325578[/snapback]
Why? HD DVD has just one company supporting it exclusively, and that is Universal while blu-ray is being supported by Sony Pictures, Warner Bros, Disney and more...


Actually the following companies support HD-DVD

Buena Vista Home Entertainment
New Line Cinema
Paramount Pictures
The Walt Disney Company
Universal Studios
Warner Bros


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post Apr 24 2007, 11:36 PM
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QUOTE(Zacko @ Apr 24 2007, 05:26 PM) [snapback]1325812[/snapback]
QUOTE(Kamahl @ Apr 23 2007, 10:10 PM) [snapback]1325578[/snapback]
Why? HD DVD has just one company supporting it exclusively, and that is Universal while blu-ray is being supported by Sony Pictures, Warner Bros, Disney and more...


Actually the following companies support HD-DVD

Buena Vista Home Entertainment
New Line Cinema
Paramount Pictures
The Walt Disney Company
Universal Studios
Warner Bros

I said exclusively

None of them supports them exclusively except for Universal.
And Disney does not support HD-DVD at all...

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post Apr 25 2007, 04:14 PM
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QUOTE(Kamahl @ Apr 25 2007, 12:36 AM) [snapback]1325824[/snapback]
QUOTE(Zacko @ Apr 24 2007, 05:26 PM) [snapback]1325812[/snapback]
QUOTE(Kamahl @ Apr 23 2007, 10:10 PM) [snapback]1325578[/snapback]
Why? HD DVD has just one company supporting it exclusively, and that is Universal while blu-ray is being supported by Sony Pictures, Warner Bros, Disney and more...


Actually the following companies support HD-DVD

Buena Vista Home Entertainment
New Line Cinema
Paramount Pictures
The Walt Disney Company
Universal Studios
Warner Bros

I said exclusively

None of them supports them exclusively except for Universal.
And Disney does not support HD-DVD at all...


Right, didn't notice the exclusively thing however some of Warner Bros films like The Matrix and V For Vendetta are HD DVD exclusive so it's not just Universal on it's own. Even if it was, Universal has a huge library of films and also owns Rogue Pictures and stuff.

Dunno why it would say Disney, maybe they will support it in the future.


Thing I got from Wikipedia which might be useful.
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HD DVD is promoted by Toshiba, NEC, Sanyo, HP, Microsoft, RCA, Hitachi, Kenwood, and Intel. The HD DVD format is also non-exclusively supported by LG, Lite On, Onkyo, Meridan, Samsung[40], and Alpine. In terms of major studios In North America, HD DVD is currently exclusively backed by Universal Studios (including subsidiaries Rogue Pictures, Focus Features and Polygram Filmed Entertainment) , The Weinstein Company/Dimension Films (through Genius Products), and First Look Studios. The format is non-exclusively backed by Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks, Warner Bros. Pictures (Although it should be noted that a number of Warner's titles (Batman Begins, V for Vendetta, The Perfect Storm, Troy, Posiedon, and The Matrix Trilogy) are HD DVD exclusive till further notice), Warner Music Group, New Line Cinema, HBO, Studio Canal, and Image Entertainment (including the Discovery Channel),[41] Magnolia Pictures,[42] Brentwood Home Video, Ryko, Koch/Goldhil Entertainment,[43] . HD DVD does have more studio support worldwide, especially in Europe. Also with history as a reference, the adult-movie/pornography industry may have a big influence in the HD DVD versus Blu-ray format war, at least when it comes to home rental and retail purchases or pressed movies as it generates multi-billion annual revenue worldwide, (with US$57 billion in annual revenue worldwide reported in May, 2006).[44] HD DVD is currently exclusively backed by several adult-movie/pornography studios/publishers, including Wicked Pictures, Pink Visual, Bang Bros, Digital Playground Inc. and ClubJenna Inc. (which on 22 June 2006 was acquired by Playboy Enterprises), and HD DVD is also non-exclusively backed by Vivid Entertainment.


So it aint doing too badly. Tbh, I don't give a shit which format wins but Walmart are about to release a $100 HD DVD player so thats obviously gonna be a big boost. I'd be happy sticking with DVD =/


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post Apr 25 2007, 06:51 PM
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Another thing I wanna know is, if you buy a HD DVD will it play in HD or will I have to buy a HD tv, or will it play as good in on a normal TV


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post Apr 25 2007, 07:40 PM
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In order to take advantage of high definition, you obviously need an HDTV. Sorry, it isn't magic. Also, HD-DVD costs less, while Blu-Ray is technically superior. We will just have to wait and see which takes hold in a few years. If you are considering a PS3, remember that even if blu ray for movies flops(like umd), it won't affect the gaming side of things in the slightest. It isn't like the PS3's future is riding on blu ray or anything, it's just a nice thing to have and it allows for more game content.

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post Apr 25 2007, 07:40 PM
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QUOTE(-spyder- @ Apr 25 2007, 06:51 PM) [snapback]1325968[/snapback]
Another thing I wanna know is, if you buy a HD DVD will it play in HD or will I have to buy a HD tv, or will it play as good in on a normal TV


i've just asked that question and the answer is no, it seems if you want to play a Movie in HD, you have to have a HD DVD player or blueray, a HDTV and the HD movie itself, if you only have one of these, i dont think it will show in HD

so basicly its very expensive to have HD at the moment, its probs just best to have a small HDTV for your ps3 or 360, and wait a few more year until HD becomes more used and affordable, and by then, HD will probably be even better anyway

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post Apr 27 2007, 03:27 PM
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QUOTE(-spyder- @ Apr 25 2007, 07:51 PM) [snapback]1325968[/snapback]
Another thing I wanna know is, if you buy a HD DVD will it play in HD or will I have to buy a HD tv, or will it play as good in on a normal TV

It's not actually a better quality image but things do appear more crisp on a flat HD screen. Although the downside is when you're not watching HD you sometimes get interlacing, which is where very thin lines are visible on the screen (but I can only see them if I sit really close)

HDTVs are also one hell of a lot nicer to have sitting in your room.


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QUOTE(CrudLife @ Apr 23 2007, 09:56 PM) [snapback]1325569[/snapback]
i hope blu-ray wins. im not a sony fanboy i own a 360 and a ps3 its just that they can obviously hold a lot more.

Your point, they hold a ridiculous amount of data that film and game companies will never need, however to make the discs cost far more because of this and therefore increases there overall costs without any advantage, I fail to see how that wins.


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