HD-DVD is dead

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Feb 16, 2008

HD-DVD is dead by Linkiboy at 4:34 AM (3,477 Views / 0 Likes) 41 replies

  1. Linkiboy
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  2. BoneMonkey

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    yeah :-( this is practically resurecting the ps3 now
     
  3. science

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    I was really hoping for HD-DVD to win. Looks like Sony finally won a platform war
     
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    About time. I'm just glad everyone can move on now, and stop worrying about all this BS on the "format war."
     
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    Although I'm disappointed (HD-DVD is by far the better format FOR THE CUSTOMER), but there can't be anything done. Guess its time to buy a PS3 then.
     
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    blue ray is better though techically
     
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    and kind of like 300$ more expensive for a player than HD-DVD

    and also, read the entire article, the only place blu-ray triumphed was space and i vs p

    the article made a very valid point about bluray profiles and its java platform
     
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    Completely True. Not that I care either way (DVD IS FINE!) but hell, at least we can look forward to larger storage sizes for backuping up all our rom/program collections in a couple years! [​IMG]
     
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    I don't understand why people are spending so much on Blu-ray players while you can buy a blu-ray reader for $180 and burner for $399 for the PC.
     
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    Profile upgrading.
     
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    Yes. Which is why Blu-Ray (without the E) has three different profiles (1.0, 1.1 & 2.0), some incompatible with one another. More DRM, more DRM problems. And they're finally getting features like on-board ethernet that was HD-DVD standard in the first place. Oh, and regional encoding, yay.
    Ass.
     
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    Sorry for sounding ignorant, but what's Profile Upgrading?
    -EDIT- I just read the above post...
     
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    i just read that ps3 finally out sold the 360 and the ds in the month of january. Wii is still in the lead. crazy. i was thinking of getting a ps3 too...maybe next year when more games come out.
     
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    Just for that month, 360 is still winning overall in terms of sales, though PS3 is catching up slowly.
     
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    Do I not hear a "FINALLY A WINRAR"

    Finally.

    now to get band of brothers and heroes on blu-ray.
     
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    Overall if you mean total. Last year PS3 > 360 sales. And let's not turn this to a flamewar.
     
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    I guess it's good to see this thing resolved although I don't see myself moving to Blu-Ray any time soon, especially since I don't have an HDTV. It'll probably be another couple years until Blu-Ray becomes the standard and you never know what else could emerge by that time.
     
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    I liked HD-DVD more because of it's affordable price.... Too bad...
     
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    I don't like how the Bluray spec is changing. These "Profiles"... 1.0/1.1/2.0/etc

    You stick to a standard. My neighbor has a very old DVD player since he was an early adopter, and brand new DVDs still work fine. (DVD+/-Rs don't work, but they weren't as available then)

    I don't like how consumers are being forced into beta testers, especially since they just want to watch their damn movie. Early adopters get screwed over with pricing, everyone knows that. They shouldn't get screwed over with functionality.

    Personally, I don't care about the improvements over DVD (besides resolution of course) Most people just want to watch the movie.

    I'm not investing in Bluray until the damn API or whatever is frozen.

    (HD Downloads are alright, but I still prefer a physical copy over a DRM file. No DRM is a totally different story...)
     
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    Egh, great. Finally a player that is regionfree and they kill it. No big suprise I suppose considering the companies who release movies make a fuckton by asking double the amount of money for the same product in Europe compared to what they ask in the US (and they wonder why people pirate). Asshats.

    Meh, I'd say we ignore the whole thing and just stick to dvd, I don't think the cost is worth the improvement in quality anyway.
     

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