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Bob's Christmas tree
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Post 16 made on Saturday November 24, 2007 at 07:02
Mr Griffiths
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to be honest i haven't seen either working! i just have noticed more players in shops and ads for the blu ray rather than the HD DVD.
In pc pro and custom pc mags there are loads of BD rom/DVD writers coming out pioneer plextor LG and i can only see the tosh in HD-DVD .

in advertising world "repetition builds reputation" doesn't matter what is best if you keep banging on about a thing it gets ingrained in the masses minds..

ill probably buy a machine that plays and records to everything thus getting splinters in my ass from sitting on the fence
Post 17 made on Saturday November 24, 2007 at 12:22
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Bob, that is for several reasons

1) BD has a lot more HW support, Toshiba is the only one making an HD DVD player. LG has a BD player that can read HD DVDs (but is not to HD DVD specs so it has no HD DVD logo and can't access all the features on the disk). On the drive side there is Toshiba, LG (dual drive) and HP (though I am not sure if they make the drive or just rebrand the Toshiba).

Since there is a lot less CE/PC maker support that is why you see a lot less of it

2) Most studios support BD exclusively, be it in US or the UK. Also neutral studios don't try and push one over the other. The other thing is that the HD DVD studios seem to have been paid to support that format (Paramount/DreamWorks got 150M$) so they also don't seem to be into the HD formats as much as the BD supporting studios (for example Disney had a traveling road show teaching people about BD)

3) you live in Europe. Toshiba is working hard in the US to keep HD DVD alive a bit longer, but appears to have given up on the rest of the world. I am guessing part of it is that in the US it is still relatively close enough (losing 2:1) but in the UK it is either 4:1 or 5:1, so why waste energy and a lot of money there (like the Paramount bribe or the 100$ player sale)


Edit: it was 4:1 at the begining of Octobre [Link: blu-raydisc.com]

Last edited by Anthony on November 24, 2007 12:48.
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Post 18 made on Saturday November 24, 2007 at 12:45
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. . . with all the venom and spite of a geriatric Toy Poodle on diazepam. Simply far too much emotion and not nearly enough thought.

lol perfect description.

actually I find one of Stealth X last posts extremely funny. After tons of posts attacking everything I post with "don't read or follow the links in Anthony's posts" he got himself a PS3 and realized that you don't need to stop a BD movie to access the menu (when in the past the menu's where one of the big benefits he saw in HD DVD). It will be funny when he realizes how much of a tool he has been. Then again it might be bad because until now all the misinformed people where one sided.
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Post 19 made on Sunday November 25, 2007 at 16:19
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On November 23, 2007 at 00:21, djy said...
Or HD DVD . . . as some might have us believe.

I know this thread has moved on but I'd just thought I'd clear up that I wasn't talking about the disc format but the blue Star Trek shirts...ah well never mind, it was funny at the time...definitely got lost in the translation now :-)
I knew this was a mistake; my grip on reality's not too good at the best of times. Glitz, in "The Ultimate Foe"
OP | Post 20 made on Monday November 26, 2007 at 11:15
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"Doctor, doctor! People keep ignoring me!"

"Next!"
Post 21 made on Monday November 26, 2007 at 16:13
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Hey that sounds familiar...where is that from?
I knew this was a mistake; my grip on reality's not too good at the best of times. Glitz, in "The Ultimate Foe"
OP | Post 22 made on Tuesday November 27, 2007 at 04:52
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Tommy Cooper?

Doctor, Doctor! I can't stop stealing things.
Take these pills for a week; if that doesn't work I'll have a color TV!

Doctor, Doctor! What can I do? I think I'm a pair of curtains?
Pull yourself together man!

Doctor, Doctor! I think I'm a bridge?
What's come over you?
Oh, two cars, a large truck and a coach.

Doctor, Doctor! I think I'm god?
How did that start?
In the beginning there was darkness......

Doctor, Doctor! Every bone in my body aches!
Just be glad you aren't a herring!

Doctor, Doctor! Can I have second opinion?
Of course, come back tomorrow!

Doctor, Doctor! I think I've broken my neck?
Don't worry - keep your chin up!

Doctor, Doctor! My daughter has just swallowed my pen - what shall I do?
Use a pencil!

Doctor, Doctor! What can I do? Everyone thinks I'm a liar?
I find that very hard to believe!

Doctor, Doctor! I feel like a pack of cards?
I'll deal with you later!

Doctor, Doctor! You've got to help me - I just can't stop my hands shaking!
Do you drink a lot?
Not really - I spill most of it!

Doctor, Doctor! I feel like a spoon?
Still still and don't stir!

Doctor, Doctor! Every time I drink a cup of coffee I get this stabbing pain in my eye!
I suggest you take the spoon out!

Doctor, Doctor! My irregular heartbeat is really frightening me.
Don't worry - we'll soon put a stop to it!

Doctor, Doctor! I've just swallowed my mouth organ
Well look on the bright side, at least you weren't playing a grand piano!

Doctor, Doctor! I think I'm a bell?
Take these and if it doesn't help give me a ring!

Doctor, Doctor! I think I'm a cat?
How long has this been going on?
Oh, since I was a kitten I guess!

Doctor, Doctor! I've got insomnia
Just sit on the edge of the bed. You'll soon drop off!

Doctor, Doctor! Is there anything wrong with my heart?
After a thorough examination I can confidently say it will last as long as you do!!

Doctor, Doctor! I've got wind! Can you give me something?
Yes - here's a kite!
Post 23 made on Tuesday November 27, 2007 at 20:47
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A blond goes to a doctor.


Doctor, Doctor! I hurt all over, look

{pokes her head} OUCH!
{pokes her elbow} OUCH!
{pokes her knee} OUCH!
{pokes her foot} OUCH!

the doctor responds: you have a broken finger.
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Post 24 made on Wednesday November 28, 2007 at 21:07
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On November 22, 2007 at 13:04, djy said...
. . . with all the venom and spite of a geriatric Toy
Poodle on diazepam. Simply far too much emotion and not
nearly enough thought.

One must thank my father in law. He sent it to me in
an e-mail, I merely did a search to find a linkable version.

Like my new T-Shirt?

HEY!!! That's a cool shirt... Reminds me of the one Keith Moon used to wear!
"If it keeps up, man will atrophy all his limbs but the push-button finger."
Frank Lloyd Wright
Post 25 made on Sunday December 2, 2007 at 14:43
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DJY, you don't even need to post any more to be attacked by CPShill
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OP | Post 26 made on Monday December 3, 2007 at 10:14
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On December 2, 2007 at 14:43, Anthony said...
DJY, you don't even need to post any more to be attacked
by CPShill

Is it just the one or are there more?
Post 27 made on Monday December 3, 2007 at 15:55
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lol, saw what you wrote. Yeah, just saw him in that one thread, looks like some kind of crusade for that guy, I guess it is a good thing he is neutral.
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OP | Post 28 made on Wednesday December 5, 2007 at 10:56
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I think he's ignoring me now. Mind you, I can't say as blame him.
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