Despite moving 90,000 HD-DVD players, Blu-Ray's still on top with 72.6% market share.

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  1. Mega-Prime

    Mega-Prime Well-Known Member

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    http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=706

    Also,

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr...ent/video/e3i8d5ddf2904a0aae38936c0078ef4de4a
     
  2. Mike

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    Also, almost any store I've been to up here, when I look at the HD-DVD/ Blu-ray section of movies, there's way more Blu-Ray movies then there is HD-DVD.

    HD-DVD just doesn't have the same selection (at least in my stores anyways)
     
  3. Mega-Prime

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    Yeah, my local Wal-Mart has 2 rows of HD-DVD movies & 5 full rows of Blu-Ray discs with even more just stacked loosely on top 'cause there's no more space.
     
  4. TonyzCustomz

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    The way it is going, it seems that we might have a clear winner in the next year. Good thing for me as I love Blu-Ray.
     
  5. Skor

    Skor I HATE U TRASH MONSTAAAR! TFW2005 Supporter

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    If Sony pull this off, it'll be a first for them for many years.

    I haven't bought HD-DVD or Blu-Ray yet, so I'm kinda glad I've waited!
     
  6. RandomFerret

    RandomFerret Fuzzy Forever

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    We knew at the beginning that blu-ray was going to win. Just like the PS2, Sony purposely took a loss on the playstation hardware to get cheap blu-ray players installed in millions of homes.

    I can't be the only one who saw that coming.
     
  7. smangerbot

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    yeah, i remember my frist dvd player was my ps2.

    the xbox could have helped if it (or the 'elite') had a hd-dvd drive.
     
  8. seeker311

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    The moment I heard of Blue Ray technology I knew it was going to be the choice. Besides that, I mean cmon, they have Disney, Fox and Warner Bros backing them with movies which equals to all the Pixar movies, Marvel comic movies and DC comic movies which have been good selling movies for the last 5 years. And on a side note, I just finished watching the Road Warrior on Blue Ray and it was awesome.
     
  9. TonyzCustomz

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    I knew, I worked at Best Buy when it came out and our DVD section could not keep stock all the while our 2 HD-DVD Players sat in the Home Theater Dept, some old dude came in and tried to bash on Sony and bought one just to spite me.(He returned it a week later BTW) so if it doesn't win at this point I would be very surprised.

    Edit* Absolutely right Seeker311
     
  10. Pimpimus Prime

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    You also have to look at the PC market. Blu-ray is dominating here as well with both Blu-ray writers and players. Toshiba has a few craptastic HD DVD drives but they're few and far between.
     
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    There is also more hardware support. Sony is not the only company producing players, while Toshiba is the only one producing HD players. To me the "cheaper" argument does not hold up with this type of technology. And the Disney support is HUGE as it also includes Buena Vista studios. Disney is really making the most of the tech too. Their disc are prime examples of HD media.

    Blu-Ray can hold more information, period. PC owners will always want more bang for their buck when it comes to storage.

    If I hadn't happend to own a PS3 I might not care so much. But at this point I am not going to buy an HD player also. I just want more movies on Blu. C'moon Transformers BD.
     
  12. Bryan

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    I kinda don't care, but mah paw just bought a HD-DVD player. The TF movie looks outstanding on it. Outstanding.

    Can't really compare to Blu-ray obviously, but I do dig HD.
     
  13. Mike

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    I'm not forking out the money for either, DVD's and VHS work just fine. Anything from 2005 and back I've been buying on VHS cuz they're insanely cheap, and they're originals, so they'll retain their value if I ever wanna get rid of them. And I buy the DVD's of movies after the death of VHS, like Star Wars episode III you can only get on DVD, etc.

    waaaaaaaaaaaayy too much money for this new technology, just to have it look a little better.

    VHS to DVD was a huge step, because DVD's could have really cool menus, all these bonus features, it looks way better, the sound is way better, it doesn't go all static from bad tracking, the discs don't get jammed in the machines, you don't have to rewind them, you can just skip instantly to any section of the movie at the press of a button. You only need one disc to hold a 3 hour movie, where you needed two VHS tapes. And they're smaller.

    DVD to HD-discs, it looks a little better, and maybe holds a little more info? bah! They're gonna have to do a lot better then that, and at a much affordable price if they ever want my money.
     
  14. Gigatron_2005

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    And if Microsoft had not paid off Paramount, the format war would have been over by the end of this year. Lets all thank Microsoft and Paramount for a useless and needlessly drawn out format war!

    And I was looking forward to getting Serenity on BluRay. :( 
     
  15. MegaPrime33

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    I personally have no preference to either, one way or another. I just wish for one of them to be declared as the "winner" so I can start buying said version of DVDs.
     
  16. drippy

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    Huh?

    If something is insanely cheap...what value is there?

    Or to put it another way, what's the point of having something that's worthless remain worthless?
     
  17. MegaPrime33

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    VHS is not worth anything now. I have about 50 VHS of all, IMO, good movies. I tried selling them on craigs list for less than a buck each and I didnt sell one.
     
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    So, I've recently been considering buying LG's Blue-Ray/HD-DVD/DVDR player... any tech savvy folk want to give me an idea on if it's any good?
     
  19. TonyzCustomz

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    I have heard mixed reviews, most good, but some complain about the HD-DVD functionality, I guess you can't access some of the special features or something.
     
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    Random Autobot Soviet Kanukistani

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    You're not seriously holding on to VHS tapes because you think they'll be valuable, are you? It's a dead technology, tapes are worthless. Besides in time they degrade, which means there isn;t even much in the way of nostalgia value. Good lord, that's like someone holding onto their dads eight track tapes because they'll retain their value. Hell, they probably do have more value than VHS tapes ever will.
     

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