Blu Ray vs HD DVD

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Post by Shwiggie » Thu Feb 21, 2008 4:44 am

I figure you guys have already heard about what you knew was coming, but it's now official: HD-DVD is dead.

So, after years of trying, Sony now can boast having created the standard medium for video content for the next ten years. Betamax feels so very far away.
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Post by die » Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:33 pm

I got a hell-of-a-deal on an HD player & some HD DVDs :2up:

Best Buy has HD DVD's for 30% now, hopefully they'll drop to 50%-60% off, there's a few I'd like to grab for cheap.

Blu-ray is still too fucking expensive for me to get onboard & PS3 doesn't have enough good games to warrant a purchase .
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Post by Robert Paulson » Mon Mar 24, 2008 7:46 am

die wrote: PS3 doesn't have enough good games to warrant a purchase .
Amen!
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Post by MainCoon » Thu Oct 16, 2008 10:51 pm

Prices are still up on the software but the hardware has dropped in price BIGTIME since the last time anyone talked in this thread. More studios produce for Blu-ray now that HD-DVD is dead. Universal, New Line and Paramount are now releasing titles on Blu-ray.

I own a little over 50 movies now (between HD-DVD and Blu-ray) in HD and still plan on purchasing more. Actually, other than a few dvds here and there, I almost exclusively purchase BD releases. So when something new comes out I don't even bother looking at the regular dvds anymore. Unless it's a tv show, that's about all I get on dvd now.

Has anyone else jumped onto the HD software bandwagon yet?
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Post by cYnical » Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:15 pm

I got a PS3 for Christmas. I got it mainly for the Blu-Ray player (The Dark Knight looks RIDICULOUS on Blu-Ray), and also for playing Call of Duty: World at War online for free.

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Post by MainCoon » Thu Jan 15, 2009 7:49 pm

Everyone will own one soon enough. HDTV's are becoming quite affordable to the point where a new tv means it's "HD time!". Also, there are announcements that there will be sub $200 BD players in the first quarter of 09'.
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Post by RobotJerk » Tue Jun 23, 2015 5:01 am

We sound like cavemen discussing seeing fire for the first time.
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Post by Shwiggie » Tue Jun 23, 2015 5:13 pm

The format wars are over. Disc is dead. Now it's a matter of standardizing streaming....
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Post by die » Tue Jun 23, 2015 6:05 pm

RobotJerk wrote:We sound like cavemen discussing seeing fire for the first time.

FIRE BAD.
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Post by RobotJerk » Tue Jun 23, 2015 8:03 pm

Shwiggie wrote:The format wars are over. Disc is dead. Now it's a matter of standardizing streaming....
I want blu-ray disks to stick around for a while....mainly because ripping blu-rays makes really great digital copies.

I paid for a digital copy of a movie once, but it would only let me watch it on the device I bought it for. Most of the movies I tried downloading from sharing sites look like crap. Even if they are 720p, that usually means 480 stretched to 720 dimensions. 1080p downloads seem really rare.

I am sure if 4K ever takes off, everything with be digital, because nobody will want to invent/there will be no demand for a new disk format, but the storage space required for collections will be insane.
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Post by Shwiggie » Tue Jun 23, 2015 11:45 pm

I can't stream due to my weaksauce 1mbps connection. I can't even get YouTube to stream 360p without buffering. I still rip my blurays or download off G2G.fm (or whatever name it's going under these days) to my 6TB mirrored-drive Plex server.
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Post by die » Wed Jun 24, 2015 1:27 am

RobotJerk wrote:
Shwiggie wrote:The format wars are over. Disc is dead. Now it's a matter of standardizing streaming....
I want blu-ray disks to stick around for a while....mainly because ripping blu-rays makes really great digital copies.

I paid for a digital copy of a movie once, but it would only let me watch it on the device I bought it for. Most of the movies I tried downloading from sharing sites look like crap. Even if they are 720p, that usually means 480 stretched to 720 dimensions. 1080p downloads seem really rare.

I am sure if 4K ever takes off, everything with be digital, because nobody will want to invent/there will be no demand for a new disk format, but the storage space required for collections will be insane.

One day you will look back at this post and feel like a caveman again.

It's a vicious cycle.
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Post by RobotJerk » Wed Jun 24, 2015 3:03 am

die wrote:One day you will look back at this post and feel like a caveman again.
...As I download 8640p movies from my 100 Terrabyte per second internet onto my 32 exabyte flashdrive.
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Post by die » Wed Jun 24, 2015 5:14 pm

Nerd alert.
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