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Who will win the battle between DVD and Blu-Ray?

Will you support HD DVD or Blu-Ray?   11 members have voted

  1. 1. Which player will you buy?

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    • Blu-Ray
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Manufacturers and movie production companies are having to choose sides when it comes to which media they will produce their movies on. No one knows which side will win out and the consumer is being left out in the cold, not knowing which to buy. Will DVD players become a thing of the past like VHS and Beta? Will Blu-Ray take over as the next generation? Or will HD-DVD continue it's strangle hold on home entertainment?

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Both are crap formats that serve mainly to prevent people from using the content they provide.

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i went with DVD including DVD's and HD DVD's... I don't think blue-ray or HD DVD's will ever really catch on until everyone has 1080i tv's. Otherwise most users wont spend the extra money. Also, I think Sony limits themselves to much, UMD could of caught on and been amazing, but sony limits its rights to much for these things to ever catch on. The quality is unbelievable even in older movies. I bought goodfellas in HD DVD and it was amazing, but like I said no one will make the jump until they all own 1080i tv's.

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I think that the format that can have the first player that is below $150 will win the format war.

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Well, currently there are plenty of regular DVD players below $150 but HD DVD players are still around $300. I think Blu-Ray players are closer to $500, right? They've both got a ways to go but HD-DVD is much closer to that "goal."

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People still use VCRs, though they don't make tapes for them anymore. In my family, we weaned off them only 2-3 years ago. DVDs are still going to be around for a long time, at least 5-7 years before the next gen becomes the majority.

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I'm impressed with Blu-Ray and am trying to make the decision now if I want to spend the $500 bucks for a blu-ray player having just bought a 1080p HDTV. Of course, I can buy a PS3 and get Blu-Ray capability and a gaming console at the same time.

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People still use VCRs, though they don't make tapes for them anymore. In my family, we weaned off them only 2-3 years ago. DVDs are still going to be around for a long time, at least 5-7 years before the next gen becomes the majority.

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I still use VCRs, although we have a couple of DVD players. Tape is still widely available.

Are the DVD-HDs playable in regular DVD players, and vice versa?

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I still use VCRs, although we have a couple of DVD players. Tape is still widely available.

Are the DVD-HDs playable in regular DVD players, and vice versa?

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^ <slaps head> I've gotten some discs like that from Netflix. Thanks for reminding me of what I should have remembered on my own.

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What sucks even more is that I just bought my DVD player last month and made the mistake of assuming that it was HD since I though that is the "standard" now. Wonder how long it will take them to phase out regular DVD and go only with HD?

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What sucks even more is that I just bought my DVD player last month and made the mistake of assuming that it was HD since I though that is the "standard" now. Wonder how long it will take them to phase out regular DVD and go only with HD?

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What sucks even more is that I just bought my DVD player last month and made the mistake of assuming that it was HD since I though that is the "standard" now. Wonder how long it will take them to phase out regular DVD and go only with HD?

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Keep in mind the expensive prices that you are being asked to pay for HD-DVD and Blue-Ray players covers the cost of the encryption technology used to keep you from transferring the movie to another device. In other words, it like you paid to build a jail, got inside, then gave the key to Sony or Toshiba.

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^ I hear what you are saying, but how much of the market will have these objections? I think the vast majority, say 80-85% would only plan on using it in the DVD player.

I thought your analogy was pretty good. :thumbsup:

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i work for a company that manufactures cd's and dvd's... we secretly pull for hd dvd to win the format battle b/c our dvd molding machines will cost considerably less to convert.

however, the next generation format will be chosen the same way the battle of beta vs. vhs was decided.... whoever the porn industry chooses will win.

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