Your Universal Remote Control Center
Philips iPronto Forum - View Post
Up level
Up level
The following page was printed from


Original thread:
Post 15 made on Thursday November 9, 2006 at 15:38
Long Time Member
January 2006
On November 9, 2006 at 07:05, CarbonToe said...
I'm not going to go into sabre rattling and "My Spectrum
is better than your C64 arguments" but Dan, that is a
silly statement.

A lot of goods movies are on both formats.

Technically both are about equal. HD-DVD had a codec
advantage but thats slowly eroding. At present there
are more HD-DVD movies and the dual release movies have
a better PQ on HD-DVD. At moment HD-DVD is region free
but in about a year it prob won't be.

Not every PS3 will be used for watching BD movies. It's
safe to say that each HD-DVD 360 drive will.

It will all come down to the number of media sold. Once
a single format gets a decent foothold studios that are
camped in one format will start releasing films on both
formats and that will be the beginning of the end.

But then only a small % of PS3 users need to start buying
BD media for this to happen. But how many will?

At present I'm backing HD-DVD and if BluRay catches on
I'll buy a BD recorder and use that to watch movies.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------there will be 6million ps3 in USA as of march 07. Blu-ray is backed by all these companys (including Apple, Dell, Hitachi, HP, JVC, LG, Mitsubishi, Panasonic, Pioneer, Philips, Samsung, Sharp, Sony, TDK and Thomson).it won't be long before optical drives arrive that can handle both formats, and once such hardware goes mainstream, disc formats largely cease to matter since whatever you buy will play. hddvd will probaly win though just because of the name, most people dont know what the hell a bluray disc is but they know dvd!!!
Dank Chief

Hosting Services by ipHouse