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Post 61 made on Monday November 19, 2007 at 00:23
smokinghot
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Why do you people keep going on and on about this...?

How about them Patriots.... Now that's worth talking about.

Although I'm sure I did read somewhere that people from the the HD-DVD camp said the developers of Bluray smelt funny....

:)
....Light travels faster than sound. That's why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
Post 62 made on Monday November 19, 2007 at 11:50
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On November 19, 2007 at 00:23, smokinghot said...
Although I'm sure I did read somewhere that people from
the the HD-DVD camp said the developers of Bluray smelt
funny....

:)

LOL! like a combination of Capers, Fiddleheads, and Vegemite Spread.
Post 63 made on Monday November 19, 2007 at 16:05
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On November 19, 2007 at 00:23, smokinghot said...
How about them Patriots.... Now that's worth talking
about.

Don't rub it in.
LET'S GO BUFFALO!!!
Post 64 made on Monday November 19, 2007 at 17:25
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On November 19, 2007 at 16:05, OTAHD said...
Don't rub it in.

whoops.... sorry about that. At least it wasn't another superbowl.

Oh yes.... I went there...lol

;)
....Light travels faster than sound. That's why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
Post 65 made on Thursday December 6, 2007 at 11:21
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Hi All,
Actually, I can watch both formats, HD-DVD with the Xbox 360 player and Blu-ray with a LiteOn drive into my HTPC Shuttle.
As I'm living in Switzerland and usually speak French, I'm used to watch my movies in French. If I want to buy a movie in French in Europe, I first have to wait at least 6 months before finding it in the stores, then I have to pay about $ 40 to $ 44 for any HD format...!
Movies available in USA are quite always dubbed in Canadian French, so it's perfect for me, the price is a lot lower and they are available a lot earlier..!! Now if I order an HD-DVD or a Blu-ray in the US, the Blu-ray will have a zone, but not the HD-DVD...

So for me the choice is quite simple... if a movie is available in both format, the HD-DVD is the winner...

Rolud
Post 66 made on Saturday December 8, 2007 at 14:02
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Now if I order an HD-DVD or a Blu-ray in the US, the Blu-ray will have a zone, but not the HD-DVD...

actually none of the titles available on both formats in the US have RC on the BD. Paramount never used it and neither has Warner.
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Post 67 made on Wednesday December 12, 2007 at 10:38
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For what its worth, Electronic House reached out to the blu-ray disc association and hd dvd promotion group...and here are the ten reasons they gave as to why their format is best.

[Link: electronichouse.com]

[Link: electronichouse.com]
Post 68 made on Monday December 17, 2007 at 16:49
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I started with the A20 Toshiba HD DVD player. Then, I discovered I didn't care for the titles that were available and the prices were ridiculously high.

There were Blu Ray bogo sales everywhere and so I bought the Panasonic BD30 player and went neutral.

I've now bought mostly Blu Ray titles because of the great disk 1/2 price sales as we get closer to Christmas and STILL the HD DVD camp won't release much of anything I want and hasn't tried to combat BR with their own bogos.

With list prices for disks running 25$ to 40$ there's no way I'll pay those prices for HD DVDs so I'm grabbing up desireable BD titles at 1/2 price while I can.

As an old laserdisk collector I remember the pricing climbing steadily, even as sales increased. When the winner of this ridiculous competition rises to the top disk prices will also rise so I may as well pick up as much media as I can before that happens.

I guess I'm saying I've gone Blu, but I find it very unsatisfactory.

Photodan
Post 69 made on Wednesday December 19, 2007 at 13:20
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There have been decent BOGO on HD-DVD's (and Blu-Ray) the last 4 weeks at best buy. Decent titles on both.

I am also going to make the claim that neither format will win, and that the winners will be the retailers as they get to sell 2 units to customers instead of one. I am pro HD-DVD, but will be format nuetral owner probably around march when the next generation of Blu-ray units comes out...or I get a lucky price break.

Happy Holidays to all.
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Post 70 made on Wednesday December 19, 2007 at 16:15
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I started out with an HD-XA1, and then added a Panasonic BD10, along with three HD-XA2s.

I prefer HD DVD and use Blu Ray for only Blu Ray exclusive titles. No matter which you buy you are getting a very good upscaling player for SD DVD.

I agree with posters here who say find the most HDM content that appeals to you and get that if you can only afford one format. Get SD DVD for the other format. If you can afford two formats, you will certainly be twice as satisfied.

Not to add any fuel to some of the fires here, I can say that HD DVD always has great PQ, some of my Blu Ray discs have a lot less of that WOW factor. Some look pretty washed out.

I have an excellent 1080P display which makes any flaw visible.

The HD sound from HDM is as big an improvement as the PQ, so do not ignore that part of your theater.

If you can find an XA2 snap it up. It is the top of the HD DVD heap. And the best upscaling SD DVD player around.
Post 71 made on Wednesday December 19, 2007 at 17:57
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Not to add any fuel to some of the fires here, I can say that HD DVD always has great PQ, some of my Blu Ray discs have a lot less of that WOW factor. Some look pretty washed out.

I am guessing you must be very picky and skipping most HD DVDs, some are just up scaled DVDs.
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Post 72 made on Thursday December 20, 2007 at 00:54
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On December 19, 2007 at 17:57, Anthony said...
I am guessing you must be very picky and skipping most
HD DVDs, some are just up scaled DVDs.

I have 70 plus HD DVD and 60 BR discs. Not picky about the discs. Whatever catches my eye.
Post 73 made on Thursday December 20, 2007 at 19:05
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And to top it off no Blue -ray player on the market has RS232.

I have an HD-DVD player and I love the quality of the picture and sound. HD-DVD is backed better by the manufacturers. Blueray is good but it is still MPEG2.
Post 74 made on Saturday December 22, 2007 at 09:57
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BD is not MPEG2 Like HD DVD it can have MPEG2, VC-1 or AVC. Also the CODEC does not matter. MPEG2 can look incredibly good

HD-DVD is backed better by the manufacturers

lol, what manufacturers? you have a choice of Toshiba, Toshiba or Toshiba.
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Post 75 made on Saturday December 22, 2007 at 11:48
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i dont know if, GOD FORBID, i've just been brainwashed by Anthony, but i think i would lean toward BD for over all general PQ and DEFINATELY for AQ. i have yet to compare the same movie on both so can't really give a fair comparison. but i can say 4 of the 5 movies i've seen on BD have been almost perfect in every way. and the sound again is DEFINATELY better from my PS3 than from my Toshiba HD-DVD.
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