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Post 16 made on Saturday January 20, 2007 at 22:02
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June 2004
On January 20, 2007 at 16:17, bookaroni said...
HD-DVD is anything but dead.
The Toshiba player with the Silicon Optics chip is already
out. They use it in the HD-XA-2.
It is the Reon-VX HQV chip. The same chip used in the
high end Denon players.
It is arguably one of the best Hi Def machines out there.
Also one of the best upscalers for S DVD's.
I picked up the XA-2 a week ago and absolutely love it.

I did not say HD-DVD was dead nor did I say that Blu-Ray will not be the ultimate winner.
It is a fact that Blu-Ray is more of an item right now because of the PS3 and not that it is a dedicated Blu-Ray Dvd Player.
I am hoping that both formats stay around so that the consumers can have a choice. Also another reason is that if there is only one choice what happens to the loser? That is, the people who bought the Blu-Ray or HD DVD and one of them is not around anymore? Who takes care of the consumer?
I know some one will be around and I bet there will be a lot of problems getting those Blu-Ray or HD players repaired when the time comes.
Will they make disc's that can be played in both formats if they deceide that only one format deserves to be around? We shall see.

I think that it is unfair that HUGE companies such as Sony and Toshiba take advantage of the consumers impulse buying habits until a distink format has arrived in the market place.
My favorite choice is HD-DVD, but
I have to concede that whoever, wins when the price is right I will buy one of these BLU-RAY/HD-DVD.

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