Warner Bros. now Blu-ray exclusive

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  1. Sc4rFac3d
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    So Warner Bros. is now Blu-ray exclusive and will stop supporting HD DVD somewhere along the year. Lots of people are saying the format war is going to end because of this. Hopefully the prices will start dropping rather sooner than later, I need some good movies to watch on the 50" screen. [​IMG] Any other thought/opinions on this?

    http://www.reuters.com/article/rbssConsume...432340820080104
     


  2. Banger

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    Personally I do not care which wins . I just want the price to drop.
     
  3. VVoltz

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    Is good to know this won't affect the console Wars, Microsoft is gonna release a bluRay player add on if HD DVD format dies.
     
  4. kellyan95

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    I wonder what Sony paid them?
     
  5. coolbho3000

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    Yes! Just bought a PS3 too. [​IMG]

    A lot. [​IMG]
     
  6. Ace Gunman

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    I prefer HD-DVD (mostly for the title, it's more easily recognized by the general consumer)... but I knew Blu-ray would win eventually. I'm not sure why, I've just always had that feeling. This is a step in the right direction for them. [​IMG]
     
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    Blu-Ray may win just because it sounds cooler. [​IMG]
     
  8. VVoltz

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    Agreed 100%
     
  9. mat88

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    I don't really care who gonna win that fight. The quality of a movie on a DVD is enough for me
     
  10. [M]artin

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    Err... Hybrid Players, anyone? I'm assuming the price for them is high at the moment, hopefully that'll change in a year or two...

    edit: ...or ten.
     
  11. Wuschmaster

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    nop it just means not only sony is gonna die, but warn a brotha too!

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Scorned

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    I like how you attempted to use intelligence to make that statement. [​IMG]
     
  13. Wuschmaster

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    cmon we all know it!
     
  14. Corizzle

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    Rumor has it they were paid $500 million,

    http://formatwarcentral.com/index.php/2008...n-from-the-bda/

    But Warner denied this in a conference call. Really I don't see why they would have went exclusive without a payoff though. Blu Ray is looking like the stand out but I still won't say the format war is completely dead if HD DVD keeps undercutting their prices. $50 HD DVD players and $15 movies could win over a lot of cheap people.
     
  15. ZeWarrior

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    Sony paid nothing. It was rumored they payed 500 million, but it was proven false.
     
  16. .TakaM

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    still too early to call it.

    I expect both of them to lose to DVDs, but blu-ray will still stick around and forge a victory.
     
  17. raulpica

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    HD-DVD FTW! It's a lot better and a lot cooler, than Blu-ray.
     
  18. ZeWarrior

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    Specs and Sales wise says otherwise. Even movie studios know Blu-ray is going to win and is obviously the superior format, WB because a Blu-ray exclusive for a reason.. Yes I do like Sony, but I like Toshiba too. My TV is a Toshiba brand one believe it or not [​IMG] But HD-DVD is not better. In your opinion it can be cooler, but blu-ray is better.
     
  19. adgloride

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    blu ray will also lose eventually. DVD is still a good media and you can get upscalers to play DVDs at 1080p. Also who wants to rebuy all their DVD collection on blu ray.
     
  20. Westside

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    That's the same as saying who wants to rebuy all their VHS collection in DVD.