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Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by lookout, Apr 4, 2007.
CBS News gives us their take on the HD DVD vs Blu-ray format wars. Which do you prefer?
I'd probably go with Blu-Ray since it comes as a standard with PS3.. MS made their 2nd biggest mistake by not integrating HD-DVD to Xbox360 Elites AGAIN. They should have been standard from the beginning.
It doesn't matter. By the time either is affordable you'll be able to buy dual format drives & players.
From a video enthusiast standpoint I say HD-DVD, blu ray video is not as open and tends to favour "worse"/older standards for encoding. Both have protection circumvented though, albeit HDDVD circumvention being more active.
From a technology enthusiast point of view blue ray is the higher performance technology but history has a habit of favouring the cheapest. It seems multi bit per pit technology may not be that far off either which has the potential to blow both out of the water.
From a consumer point of view none have really shown a distinct advantage over each other or the current standard (or it changes every week) so DVDs are where it is at still.
As it stands I am sticking with DVD for at least another year and half, probably 2. A position that seems to place me with most consumers I know. I will however not say no to any company that decides to increase playback support for alternative containers (mkv) and higher performance standards (h264) for conventional DVD players.
Yup microsoft seems to know that HD-DVD is going to fail, they aren't even standing behind the format anymore, add to this the fact that the HD-DVD addon has dropped in price and you get a pretty bad picture of HD-DVD's future. Also, recently there has been a major glitch with Children of Men on HD-DVD, it freezes on a certain scene.
On the other hand, Sony pushed their format down peoples throats by bundling it in with their system, it seems to have worked, Casion Royale on Blu Ray has hit 100,000 sales on amazon.
From a consumers standpoint, i would favor Blu Ray, simply because it is now being backed by most of the movie production companies and the fact that it offers a slightly better picture.
Personally im sticking with my MythBox. Although the fact that HD-DVDs can now be played under Linux intrigues me.
Because sony isnt responsible for marketing it
Personally i don't care which wins, as i don't believe either will become mainstream for at least a few more years.
Although i believe Blu-Ray has gained better support from movie companies, sony etc, it is likely to win.
Did anyone say HD-DVD was cheaper ? I've seen recordable HD-DVD and Blu-RAY discs in Staples last week. HD-DVD one was 15gb and it was around $18, Blu-Ray was 25 gb and it was $25.. Which do you think is a better deal ?
your logic phails.
Wait, if the porn industry chose HD-DVD, doesn't that mean they've won already?
how come it fails ? on HD-DVD it's more than a dollar for each GB but on Blu-Ray, it's a dollar for each GB which is a better deal. I would love to hear your logic..
it isn't the whole porn industry, just one publisher that has picked HD-DVD. Nowadays this is irrelevant since porn is mainly distributed over the internet as opposed to the 80's when VHS was the only way.
Since both can't be used with Linux my bet is on Matroska and x264. That's what most pirate high definition content comes in - all DRM free .
I see, so porn doesn't decide everything.
I think Sony does have an advantage here, considering the movie companies.
I don't know whether this is true or not but I saw it.
There was a high quality graphics comparison video showing about 30 seconds of footage from Call of Duty 3 from each console.
The Wii one was the blockiest and the PS3 graphics looked artifacted like when you save a JPEG in low quality. I don't know whether the artifacts were from the game or the format but for this reason I choose HD-DVD.
I don't really have any real preference though as I won't be using either of them for a few years.
That has absolutely nothing to do with the media. And even if it did, no console uses HD-DVD for games so how in the world would that be a fair comparison.
actually HD-DVD is going to be available to linux very soon, im expecting Blu Ray to follow very soon, since they have now been fully cracked
HD-DVD simply because more and more of them have the HD-DVD movie on one side and the normal DVD on the other so we don't have to buy the movie twice. This is the way to go.
the news lies or atleast doesnt tell the whole truth. bd doesnt have better picture, they both are 1080p it depends on the player. some players dont support 1080p.
seems like bd is winning considering they outsell 2to1
Correct me if I'm wrong, but AFAIK neither of them have been fully cracked yet. It's just the private key of PowerDVD that has been found, which all current "cracking" solutions are based on (e.g. aacskeys, which works for both formats). Once this key is revoked new HDDVD/BluRay discs won't be decodeable anymore, thus no more Linux playback, too.
HDDVD/BluRay = DRM infested crap.