Blu-ray vs. HD DVD (2008)

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  • Reply 2461 of 2639
    onlookeronlooker Posts: 5,252member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Walter Slocombe View Post


    .................................................( but already has too much hype to live up to) the new Star Trek Movie... IF I could buy it today! cos, like, it ain't even finished yet.. but I'm really ready to see that film! NOW!!1!........................................



    That's not gonna be shit compared to WATCHMEN.
  • Reply 2462 of 2639
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Walter Slocombe View Post


    well the extra price gets you extra storage



    ok, already Blu, but what would make me jump in? prob the original SW trilogy and, depending on how good it is (but already has too much hype to live up to) the new Star Trek Movie... IF I could buy it today! cos, like, it ain't even finished yet.. but I'm really ready to see that film! NOW!!1!



    LOTR would be a big push also, that Is gonna look AMAZING in hidef.



    and possibly (just to get away from SciFi) "How the West Was Won" for sheer vistas of WOW (tm) cos I hear they have done a real good job rescuing it from the decomposing 47 year old mess the reels had gotten into.



    How the West Was Won is announced for 9 September release.



    My next purchase will be The Hunt for Red October on Tuesday.



    I enjoy looking through this site for up coming titles



    http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/movies...how=comingsoon



    So far we haven't heard from bite, maz and murch as to what title would push them over the edge.
  • Reply 2463 of 2639
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by OldCodger73 View Post


    How the West Was Won is announced for 9 September release.



    My next purchase will be The Hunt for Red October on Tuesday.



    I enjoy looking through this site for up coming titles



    http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/movies...how=comingsoon



    So far we haven't heard from bite, maz and murch as to what title would push them over the edge.





    cool, must take a gander and see when its out over here.



    glad you will finally get your hands on Red October, you've been waiting a while on that! don't be shy in posting a review!



    I gotta say, The Shining is another film that might have made me jump, ok not for the increased picture quality, but more possibly for the sound.



    Oh and while I'm at it, "The Unforgiven"



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    I wonder what happened to Murch?
  • Reply 2464 of 2639
    guarthoguartho Posts: 1,208member
    He was marketed as an up-converting poster and sold on clearance.
  • Reply 2465 of 2639
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    Originally Posted by Guartho View Post


    He was marketed as an up-converting poster and sold on clearance.



  • Reply 2466 of 2639
    banchobancho Posts: 1,517member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Guartho View Post


    He was marketed as an up-converting poster and sold on clearance.



    That made me LOL hard.





  • Reply 2467 of 2639
    http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/53976

    "Rage Will Look Worse on 360 Due to Compression"





    Blu-ray finally showing its use on the PS3.
  • Reply 2468 of 2639
    glossgloss Posts: 506member
    1) The Dark Knight was excellent.



    2) 'Graphic novel' is a marketing term to make comics seem more grown up; There's nothing wrong with the term 'comic book' except its perceived immaturity. Even Watchmen was simply a 12-issue comic series.



    3) How is this thread still alive?
  • Reply 2469 of 2639
    1) I completely agree.



    2) Interesting point.



    3) I have no idea.
  • Reply 2470 of 2639
    guarthoguartho Posts: 1,208member
    I think now it's just become a tradition.
  • Reply 2471 of 2639
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Guartho View Post


    I think now it's just become a tradition.



    See you all at christmas!
  • Reply 2472 of 2639
    First came the 100Gb Blu-ray



    then the 200, next up was the 400Gb



    now, however is a 20 layer 500Gb disc



    http://www.trustedreviews.com/storag...lu-ray-Disc/p1



    stone me!
  • Reply 2473 of 2639
    http://www.crunchgear.com/2008/08/13...ers-in-the-us/



    BD combo TVs!



    Quote:

    Starting next summer, Funai (Sylvania, Symphonic, Emerson) is planning to sell LCD TVs with integrated Blu-ray Disc players in the US. The Japanese company has a lot of good experience with this approach. Sales from cathode-ray tube TVs with built-in VCRs reached 40% of total TV sales for Funai a few years ago.



    Currently 20% of all Funai TV sales in the US are based on TV/DVD player combos. Funai is likely to offer midsize and large screens with integrated Blu-ray players, both at Wal-Mart and electronics stores.



    Details regarding release dates and prices are largely unknown at this point but a planned 42-inch LCD TV/Blu-ray combo, for example, is said to be priced between $1,100 and $1,300.



    didn't see that one coming.



    what is it gonna take for the nay sayers to buy in? or have they bought in already?



    enquiring mind(s) want to know





    and will Apple FINALLY make BD drives available (unsupported in the OS or not) as a BTO option in whatever new machine is just around the corner? or do we have to wait for Snow Leopard





    PS. interestingly on that page I found a link to this piece about how HD-DVD wins because a $299 player is on the way thats from April 2007, but in regard to naysayers, aren't there now $299 BD players available? so shouldn't someone who "loves movies not formats" have bought in?
  • Reply 2474 of 2639
    frank777frank777 Posts: 5,839member
    Toshiba has decided to make life even more difficult for Sony. Whether this matters or not, I don't know.
  • Reply 2475 of 2639
    bitemymacbitemymac Posts: 1,147member
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    Originally Posted by Frank777 View Post


    Toshiba has decided to make life even more difficult for Sony. Whether this matters or not, I don't know.





    I think Blu-ray's struggle has little to do with toshiba. There is just too little PS3 kids wanting to spend the extra cash for hi-def movie discs.



    I finally got myself a LG-combo drive and I can probably play the fifth element blu-ray disc again. BTW, why are blu-ray version of HDM so expensive? No competition is a big extra cost for the consumers... no?
  • Reply 2476 of 2639
    CEDIA 08 is underway and I've gotta be honest. Too many new players coming sans 2.0 at $499+ pricepoints.



    Right now with the economy not looking so good $499 may as well be $1000 for many folks. I hope by Christmas there are more than a few vendors selling $249 players.
  • Reply 2477 of 2639
    Hmm?



    I didn't say a thing.



    >.>
  • Reply 2478 of 2639
    guarthoguartho Posts: 1,208member
    Well Murch, I've seen $350 players now so I'm sure there will be at least one for $249 by Christmas.
  • Reply 2479 of 2639
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Guartho View Post


    Well Murch, I've seen $350 players now so I'm sure there will be at least one for $249 by Christmas.



    Nice. I'm hoping to pickup a Panny or Sharp BD player around that time and my budget would be 350 tops.



    My next purchase will have to be an AVR with 4 HDMI in and perhaps upscaling. Then I'll complete my surround sound setup.
  • Reply 2480 of 2639
    The LG combo drive is only $125 shipped from Newegg with a valid coupon code. I was surprised that the drive also included the powerDVD bundle for HD/BD disc playback. I thought it was odd that the LG combo drive is cheaper than the Blu-ray drive. Anyway, on 1080p displays, the HTPC showing at 1080p would be as good playing HD contents as the top of the line standalone player. The audio output may be a compromise, however, it's still pretty decent over SPDIF. Can't complain much for $125 HiDef combo player.
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