Universal drops HD DVD exclusivity

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Jan 11, 2008
  1. Banger
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    http://www.crunchgear.com/2008/01/11/unive...hd-dvd-support/

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    Not the original source but the original one I found it on needed people to log in to read.
     


  2. jerm27

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    iv read this on heaps of sites a few days ago
     
  3. raulpica

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    Damned interests [​IMG] Go HD-DVD!
     
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    First Warner Bros, now Universal?!
     
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    Standard-def DVD FTW!
     
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    i have a good feeling laser discs are coming back
     
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    HD DVD is dead [​IMG]
     
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    And maybe Paramount if they take advantage of the escape clause.
     
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    Yay, let's see who else will leave the sinking ship.
     
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    Well there's only really one company left TO leave the sinking ship.

    All you HD-DVD suckers out there must be kicking yourself [​IMG] That's why I got a PS3 [​IMG]

    --Henry
     
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    I'm still happy with DVDs.. [​IMG]
     
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    I agree...not quite ready to make the jump to hi-def media yet.
     
  13. Banger
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    DVD's are fine but I still get some HD video for some action packed movies. But other then that. DVD all the way.
     
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    I've seen a few blu-ray movies. They're pretty neat but not such a huge leap to warrent getting too excited about.

    "oh my god, I don't have to rewind my movies anymore!"
     
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    HD-DVD has 70% of the standalone market in Europe. But yeah, can't see me going hi-def for a loooong time yet.
     
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    Excellent points. But also Blu-Ray has so much DRM that it is causing problems for legitmate owners. Current BR profiles won't be able to play 2.0 profile discs apparently:

    http://www.betanews.com/article/Bluray_Ear...into/1199841379

    And people are paying money to support the screwing of consumers by mega-corporations. Plus, from what I've seen the picture isn't even that much better unless your TV is over than 37". Definitely not worth the money to me.
     
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    Can someone perhaps explain to me how one makes the leap from dropping exclusivity to the product being dead? Have these studios signed new exclusivity contracts with Sony for Bluray? Have they said they will never produce HDDVD discs again? I can understand that they signed these contracts (and were given money for it) in the beginning of the format wars. In the beginning, rather few people have the players, anyhow. Now that it's been a couple years, I see it as the studios wanting to sell to people in both markets.

    I looked at a Best Buy ad recently, and there was a stand-alone bluray player for $399. Then they had a page of movies in both formats. With prices for players that high still, they are not going to attract the general masses to convert away from the old fashioned DVDs (or pirating). The studios want whatever small pieces they can muster from both sides of HD disc camps rather than going exclusively with one.

    I know the Interwebs don't like such non-conspiracy theories like I've proposed, but could it be possible, even a teensy-weensy bit??
     
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    Neither Paramount nor Universal have announced that they are releasing ANY Blu-Ray content.

    http://www.variety.com/article/VR111797876...egoryid=20&cs=1

    The blogger at CrunchGear should be shot for rumormongering.
     
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    HD-DVD FTW! Go HD DVD! We ain't dead yet....
     

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