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How many Blu-Ray and/or HD-DVD discs do you own?
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Post 1 made on Saturday December 2, 2006 at 04:01
Daniel Tonks
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I'm already up to 16 Blu-Ray titles... and I still don't even have anything to play them on! I was planning on using a PS3 for playback - figure it's one of the safest first generation players to get due to years of expected firmware updates - but actually getting one has been impossible.

So, there on my shelf sits a little section of these compact cases with a wide range of movies that I haven't even seen yet (in any format).

I guess the egg really did come before the chicken... :-)

So, anyone else into the high def game yet?
Post 2 made on Saturday December 2, 2006 at 08:11
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I have no player yet either. I'm waiting for the second gen Toshiba HD-XA2.
I have one combo movie, Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang. Watched it on my Denon. And someday I will watch it in HD.
Post 3 made on Saturday December 2, 2006 at 14:07
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8 BDs
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Post 4 made on Saturday December 2, 2006 at 14:16
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I'm waiting until someone creates a driver for the 360's HD-DVD add on, and then I'll buy the add-on and use my computer to feed it into my TV. Then I'll probably buy HD-DVDs.
LET'S GO BUFFALO!!!
Post 5 made on Saturday December 2, 2006 at 15:15
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Zero! I'm not playing that game until there's either a winner in the format war or they come out with a universal player that will play both formats as well as DVD-A and SACD.
OP | Post 6 made on Saturday December 2, 2006 at 21:02
Daniel Tonks
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Ah, but it's the danger of living on the bleeding edge that makes this interesting. Is the one you pick going to be the Beta, or the VHS? Or maybe it's going to be a Video 2000!
Post 7 made on Sunday December 3, 2006 at 18:28
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On December 2, 2006 at 21:02, Daniel Tonks said...
Ah, but it's the danger of living on the bleeding edge
that makes this interesting. Is the one you pick going
to be the Beta, or the VHS? Or maybe it's going to be
a Video 2000!

So true, on those same lines, remember 8-track or cassette. :-)

Zero HD or Blur-ray discs. I have 159 disc slots left on my second DVD player (DVP-CX985V), I'm hoping by the time it's get filled, a Blu-Ray or HD-DVD changer will be introduced on the market.
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Post 8 made on Sunday December 3, 2006 at 18:50
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I gambled on the Beta VHS war and lost. I bought the Sony Beta player because of better picture quality. Obviously, in the end, it was the wrong decision. Anyone want to buy a bunch of Beta Max movies?
Post 9 made on Sunday December 3, 2006 at 19:14
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none, and i wont until the format war is resolved.
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Post 10 made on Sunday December 3, 2006 at 22:47
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My plan is to wait until I can get a blu-ray player for $200ish. By that time BluRay movies should be rentable. Until then I just got a mediocre samsung DVD-R135 with HDMI output and 1080p upscaling. It does a pretty good job of making DVDs look good in HD.

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Post 11 made on Tuesday December 5, 2006 at 08:21
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On December 3, 2006 at 19:14, ceied said...
none, and i wont until the format war is resolved.

My guess is you will be waiting a long time.
Sony won't use the VC-1 codec as they would have to pay to use it. And the HD-DVD group won't be making a dual player anytime soon as they would have to pay Sony.

Bottom line for me is I can play my standard DVD's on a Toshiba. Will a BD player do that?
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OP | Post 12 made on Tuesday December 5, 2006 at 19:01
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BD officially supports MPEG-2, AVC and VC-1. Many BD discs use AVC and VC-1.

And yes, *all* BD players out there play standard DVDs.
Post 13 made on Tuesday December 5, 2006 at 20:31
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Yep, I was wrong about a BD player not playing a standard DVD. Sorry.
Still reading up trying to figure out the codecs used for both formats. From what I have read though HD-DVD has better audio and video than BR, for now at least.
God I hate format wars!!!
Post 14 made on Tuesday December 5, 2006 at 22:02
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From what I have read though HD-DVD has better audio and video than BR, for now at least.

no. For Audio BD is much better. There are more disks with lossless (actually many with PCM) and even some of them with 24/48 lossless (Fox/Disney). PQ depends how you look at it (pun not intended). If you compare the best of either format BD is better. If you compare average they are the same and if you compare worst BD is a bit worst. In the end either way HD is way better then SD
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OP | Post 15 made on Tuesday December 5, 2006 at 23:23
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Yeah, BD started off with some stinker transfers - compounded by unfortunante flaws (or at least poor decisions) by the one player available.
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