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01.04.2008

In a move that could put the final nail in the HD-DVD coffin, Warner Bros. has opted to go exclusive with Blu-ray for their high definition DVD releases. Warners was the last major studio who was releasing in both formats. WB explains the decision was made "in response to consumer demand" and that " "consumers have clearly chosen Blu-ray" - translated, that means their Blu-ray discs are selling better than their HD-DVD discs. They will continue to release discs in both formats until May 31st, after which they will move to Blu-ray (standard format DVDs will obviously continue to be released). In addition, New Line, the sister studio of Warners, will follow the Blu-ray suit (LOTR fans, get ready to plunk down some serious cash for a Blu-ray box set). So the big question is what does this mean for HD-DVD. Well with only Paramount and Universal as exclusives, it's not good news. Blu-ray now has Disney, Fox, Sony and WB/New Line. Paramount's exclusive deal runs through 2008, after which Toshiba may throw in the towel on HD-DVD. Thoughts? Feeling burned with your HD-DVD player? Thrilled your PS3 isn't stuck with a losing format? Strike back below...

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1:04AM on 01/08/2008

Paramount to go Blu Also

The Financial Times is reporting Paramount and DreamWorks will go Blu-ray also.
http://www.ft.com
Don't worry about re-buying your DVD collection. All Blu-ray players upscale Standard DVDs to 1080p.
The Financial Times is reporting Paramount and DreamWorks will go Blu-ray also.
http://www.ft.com
Don't worry about re-buying your DVD collection. All Blu-ray players upscale Standard DVDs to 1080p.
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12:29PM on 01/07/2008

Go Blu-Ray

I was worried blu-ray was going to become betamax. Yah know the better in quality with more upside usually loses to the cheap version that sucks technically but hey its cheap! Good going america. 1 format!
I was worried blu-ray was going to become betamax. Yah know the better in quality with more upside usually loses to the cheap version that sucks technically but hey its cheap! Good going america. 1 format!
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3:27AM on 01/07/2008

Get a PS3!

By far the best Blu-Ray Player is the PLAYSTATION 3. Its priced at $399 or $499. And no i won't restock my dvd's with blu-ray, thats just a waste of money. But, if you want THE DARK KNIGHT in high def, then you definatley need a Blu-Ray player or PS3 cuz its freakin Batman in HD!

And no aronnyc, Sony will never sell to Microsoft.
By far the best Blu-Ray Player is the PLAYSTATION 3. Its priced at $399 or $499. And no i won't restock my dvd's with blu-ray, thats just a waste of money. But, if you want THE DARK KNIGHT in high def, then you definatley need a Blu-Ray player or PS3 cuz its freakin Batman in HD!

And no aronnyc, Sony will never sell to Microsoft.
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4:47PM on 01/06/2008

sigh

Thanks WB...it's like you just elected George Bush president for life. Sure, there was a better choice out there, but you took the knucklehead. Way to go...
Thanks WB...it's like you just elected George Bush president for life. Sure, there was a better choice out there, but you took the knucklehead. Way to go...
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1:37PM on 01/06/2008

This sucks big time!!!

I decided to take the plunge and went with HD-DVDs. They cost less and come with good bonuses for new players like 12 free HD-DVDs. Now they come with the combo DVD - HD DVD feature which is great since I have one HD-DVD player and six DVD players. Blu-Ray players are still to damn expensive.
I decided to take the plunge and went with HD-DVDs. They cost less and come with good bonuses for new players like 12 free HD-DVDs. Now they come with the combo DVD - HD DVD feature which is great since I have one HD-DVD player and six DVD players. Blu-Ray players are still to damn expensive.
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4:50AM on 01/06/2008

AWW...DAMN!

This sucks! It all boils down to the regular DVD being the best of the batch and the most consumer friendly medium. It looks like HD-DVDs will have to raise the flag of defeat sometime soon...as Blu-Ray slowly takes over households everywhere. Despite Blu-Ray's awesome max capacity and enhanced visual quality, the motion of movies on Blu-Ray completely blows! Blu-Ray is so perfect, too perfect even, that it makes movies look like soap operas or at times, low-budget tv serials, whereas DVD and
This sucks! It all boils down to the regular DVD being the best of the batch and the most consumer friendly medium. It looks like HD-DVDs will have to raise the flag of defeat sometime soon...as Blu-Ray slowly takes over households everywhere. Despite Blu-Ray's awesome max capacity and enhanced visual quality, the motion of movies on Blu-Ray completely blows! Blu-Ray is so perfect, too perfect even, that it makes movies look like soap operas or at times, low-budget tv serials, whereas DVD and HD-DVD tend to keep the movements of film intact and undamaged. The motion gets worse when viewed using a Full HD TV. I dont know why the Blu-Ray even gets higher buyrates. Doesnt anyone notice this horrible flaw??
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11:44PM on 01/05/2008

HD DVD

This makes me upset! After spending a small fortune on over 150 "normal" dvd's now I have to spend $25 on Blu-ray discs....and not to mention the Huge cost of a Blu-ray player! How long until "regular" dvd's are obsolete? More Money, more money...
This makes me upset! After spending a small fortune on over 150 "normal" dvd's now I have to spend $25 on Blu-ray discs....and not to mention the Huge cost of a Blu-ray player! How long until "regular" dvd's are obsolete? More Money, more money...
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11:29PM on 01/05/2008

Who

Really cares? THey really expect people who have spent time building a pretty deep DVD collection to just say oh well, time to start again this time in Hi Def HA yeah right. And does the average consumer even know the difference between Blu Ray and HD DVD? I still think this battle is far from over,or both could go the way of the dodo bird seeing how other companies are already working on formats that are better than these.
Really cares? THey really expect people who have spent time building a pretty deep DVD collection to just say oh well, time to start again this time in Hi Def HA yeah right. And does the average consumer even know the difference between Blu Ray and HD DVD? I still think this battle is far from over,or both could go the way of the dodo bird seeing how other companies are already working on formats that are better than these.
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10:39PM on 01/05/2008
Well, that just makes my PS3 purchase a little less disappointing, since it's become pretty much a $600 paperweight.
Well, that just makes my PS3 purchase a little less disappointing, since it's become pretty much a $600 paperweight.
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8:58PM on 01/05/2008

Laser Disc and Beta waiting to happen

Ill tell ya what's gonna happen... flash memory is gonna come down in price real fast and we're just gonna buy little flash drives and plug em into our tv sets or get a flsh reader...

they will eventually hold as much info and no moving parts wich means no damage and no heating... for now folk... get an upconverting dvd player. i paid 100 bucks for mine and i got a middle of the range one. the picture looks great.
Ill tell ya what's gonna happen... flash memory is gonna come down in price real fast and we're just gonna buy little flash drives and plug em into our tv sets or get a flsh reader...

they will eventually hold as much info and no moving parts wich means no damage and no heating... for now folk... get an upconverting dvd player. i paid 100 bucks for mine and i got a middle of the range one. the picture looks great.
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7:24PM on 01/05/2008

Great...just F'N great...

I just got a HD-DVD player for christmas for the xbox 360...yea it was only $100 on ebay but dammit...I don't feel like having to switch to blu-ray...I really wanted The Dark Knight on HD-DVD...and why does everyone keep saying restart there collections in Hi-Def? I will not rebuy all my old DVDs...there great just the way they are!
I just got a HD-DVD player for christmas for the xbox 360...yea it was only $100 on ebay but dammit...I don't feel like having to switch to blu-ray...I really wanted The Dark Knight on HD-DVD...and why does everyone keep saying restart there collections in Hi-Def? I will not rebuy all my old DVDs...there great just the way they are!
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7:15PM on 01/05/2008
I'm so glad this consumer war is coming to an end, so we can start getting more classic titles on Blu Ray.
I'm so glad this consumer war is coming to an end, so we can start getting more classic titles on Blu Ray.
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3:43PM on 01/05/2008

All is not lost

Microsoft still has one trump card. They can buy Sony.
Microsoft still has one trump card. They can buy Sony.
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3:36PM on 01/05/2008

I'm glad

I have a PS3 and I love the Blu-Ray player, the movies look great. Now I definitely won't buy a HD-DVD player, it's obviously going to lose going from sales and other stats. Blu-Ray is the superior format anyway. To people complaining about having to rebuy DVDs it isn't really necessary, all the high-def players will play standard DVDs.
I have a PS3 and I love the Blu-Ray player, the movies look great. Now I definitely won't buy a HD-DVD player, it's obviously going to lose going from sales and other stats. Blu-Ray is the superior format anyway. To people complaining about having to rebuy DVDs it isn't really necessary, all the high-def players will play standard DVDs.
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3:35PM on 01/05/2008

still debating...

while i decided to sit this one out for a change, not be an "early-adopter" for once, its been hard not to go out and buy one technology over the other, but my attitude this time around was a serious fuck you to the industry, for putting consumers through this crap again.

i learned my lesson when it came to vhs vs beta. getting me to rebuy all my stuff on dvd from videotapes worked. will i rebuy it all on hd or blu-ray now? NO.

funny thing is, after not buying any discs lately, save for
while i decided to sit this one out for a change, not be an "early-adopter" for once, its been hard not to go out and buy one technology over the other, but my attitude this time around was a serious fuck you to the industry, for putting consumers through this crap again.

i learned my lesson when it came to vhs vs beta. getting me to rebuy all my stuff on dvd from videotapes worked. will i rebuy it all on hd or blu-ray now? NO.

funny thing is, after not buying any discs lately, save for the 5 set of bladerunner, my fave film, ive realized maybe its not worth buying ANY dvd's now, especially higher priced new technology ones. lets face it, at $30 a pop, plus tax, you could rent it 5 times from the store. that means any movie you buy, should be worth watching 5 times at least, to justify the cost. hollywood just doesnt make that many films worth owning.

im holding back, period, from ALL dvd's for a bit.
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3:28PM on 01/05/2008

I agree. %$#@ them both.


%$#@ HD-DVD and Blu-Ray. It's way too gorramn soon for another format. Hell, many of my favourite movies and shows haven't even been released on DVD yet...and now I'm supposed to start all over? AGAIN?!?

The upgrade from VHS to DVD was substantial, so I was cool with that.

But the upgrades from DVD are, at best, modest (and the days of discs, in general, seem to be numbered anyway; do many people still buy CDs, for example?)...and for that I'm supposed to re-buy all these bloody

%$#@ HD-DVD and Blu-Ray. It's way too gorramn soon for another format. Hell, many of my favourite movies and shows haven't even been released on DVD yet...and now I'm supposed to start all over? AGAIN?!?

The upgrade from VHS to DVD was substantial, so I was cool with that.

But the upgrades from DVD are, at best, modest (and the days of discs, in general, seem to be numbered anyway; do many people still buy CDs, for example?)...and for that I'm supposed to re-buy all these bloody movies again?

%$#@, the suits really do see us all as Kevin Bacon in Animal House ("Thank you, Sir! May I have another?").

I wonder how many people, like me, have curtailed their DVD purchases 'cause the format may soon be obsolete...but are also, again like me, avoiding HD-DVD and Blu-Ray 'cause they're tired of getting %$#@ed by the suits?
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2:28PM on 01/05/2008
I'm with pteK. Fuck HD-DVD and Blu-Ray. I'm going to keep my DVDs, buy more DVDs, and ignore everything else.
I'm with pteK. Fuck HD-DVD and Blu-Ray. I'm going to keep my DVDs, buy more DVDs, and ignore everything else.
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1:42PM on 01/05/2008
Fuck Blu-ray and HD-DVD, I've got a shit-ton of DVDs.
Fuck Blu-ray and HD-DVD, I've got a shit-ton of DVDs.
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11:44AM on 01/05/2008
I can't be more pissed. At least a bunch of my HD DVDs are combo discs. :(
I can't be more pissed. At least a bunch of my HD DVDs are combo discs. :(
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10:49AM on 01/05/2008

FROM THE DIGITAL BITS

Even before the Warner news, Blu-ray Disc software was outselling HD-DVD here in the States by nearly a 3 to 1 margin, and it's an even greater margin around the world. Despite the HD-DVD camp's claims that low priced hardware was the key to winning this format war, stand-alone Blu-ray Disc hardware has now begun to outsell HD-DVD hardware here in the States, despite its average higher price. The overwhelming majority of consumer electronics manufacturers back Blu-ray over HD-DVD. A huge
Even before the Warner news, Blu-ray Disc software was outselling HD-DVD here in the States by nearly a 3 to 1 margin, and it's an even greater margin around the world. Despite the HD-DVD camp's claims that low priced hardware was the key to winning this format war, stand-alone Blu-ray Disc hardware has now begun to outsell HD-DVD hardware here in the States, despite its average higher price. The overwhelming majority of consumer electronics manufacturers back Blu-ray over HD-DVD. A huge portion of the computer industry backs Blu-ray as well. And now Blu-ray has 70% of the Hollywood studios, a percentage that will certainly increase by year's end. As Blu-ray sales increase, economies of scale will kick in, meaning that hardware and software prices will continue to drop. Blu-ray hardware prices are already lower than ever - now under $300. Every Blu-ray supporting company is going to want to prime the pump for sales in the weeks and months ahead, so there will be plenty of deals and sales to be found. And you can bet that retailers will very soon start to seriously favor Blu-ray in their stores and with their customers, if they aren't already - retailers have wanted an end to this format war more than anyone. And all those technical details that have been sticking points with a few early adopters - like audio specs, online interactivity and region coding - will work themselves out with Blu-ray just like they did with DVD over time.

We've been telling you all for two years now, here at The Digital Bits, that the smart thing to do as consumers was to sit this format war out. But we've also been saying - much to the irritation of some online - that our many years of experience in this industry suggested to us that, if you WERE going to take a risk on high-def discs, Blu-ray Disc was the better bet. It was, and it is.

The bottom line has finally become obvious to all: Blu-ray Disc is now the clear choice for mainstream consumers.
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10:45AM on 01/05/2008

From The Digital Bits

You can bet that Universal, Paramount and DreamWorks aren't going to want to be left holding the bag. Now that the industry momentum towards Blu-ray is clear, sales of Blu-ray hardware and software are surely going to increase, and none of these studios are going to want to be left out. Their shareholders simply won't allow it. Paramount and DreamWorks almost certainly have have out-clauses in their deals with the HD-DVD camp. Steven Spielberg has repeatedly made his desire to move DreamWorks
You can bet that Universal, Paramount and DreamWorks aren't going to want to be left holding the bag. Now that the industry momentum towards Blu-ray is clear, sales of Blu-ray hardware and software are surely going to increase, and none of these studios are going to want to be left out. Their shareholders simply won't allow it. Paramount and DreamWorks almost certainly have have out-clauses in their deals with the HD-DVD camp. Steven Spielberg has repeatedly made his desire to move DreamWorks back to Universal clear, and he's also a committed Blu-ray Disc backer - Universal going Blu is almost certainly going to be a sticking point in the negotiations, especially when you consider that Spielberg has TWICE now required the HD-DVD camp to retract statements claiming that his Universal films were coming soon to that format. And our sources are now telling us that Universal - knowing Warner was about to go Blu-exclusive - has already begin taking steps to prepare for their own future Blu-ray efforts. Our guess is that Universal in particular will go format neutral, to put the best P.R. spin on their situation. But we'd be VERY surprised if all three studios don't announce their own Blu-ray Disc support by mid-2008 at the latest, so as benefit from 4th quarter holiday sales. In fact, we're betting those announcements happen much sooner.
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10:44AM on 01/05/2008

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Warner could have done one of three things: Go Blu-ray exclusive, go HD-DVD exclusive, or stay neutral. It's apparent from their statement this morning that Warner knows as well as we do that this format war is confusing consumers and hurting the chances for high-def packaged media in the long run. While early adopters online have been happily back-biting each other these past two years, most folks elsewhere on planet Earth have just issued a collective yawn. Meanwhile, those non-early adopter
Warner could have done one of three things: Go Blu-ray exclusive, go HD-DVD exclusive, or stay neutral. It's apparent from their statement this morning that Warner knows as well as we do that this format war is confusing consumers and hurting the chances for high-def packaged media in the long run. While early adopters online have been happily back-biting each other these past two years, most folks elsewhere on planet Earth have just issued a collective yawn. Meanwhile, those non-early adopter consumers who are actually interested in high-def discs have sat on the sidelines waiting for the axe to fall on one of these formats. So for Warner, staying neutral just wasn't an option anymore. The question then becomes, if you're going to make a change in strategy, you want to make one that's going to impart genuine forward momentum on the situation. Warner going HD-DVD exclusive would have effectively created a 50/50 split in Hollywood studio support for these formats, resulting in an even bigger stalemate than already exists, and probably closing the door completely on either of these formats ever gaining widespread acceptance. On the other hand, Warner going Blu-ray only makes that studio split 70/30. It effectively gives Blu-ray exclusive access to 70% of Hollywood studio content. And that's not only a game changer, it's a game ender.
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9:49AM on 01/05/2008

not good

I feel like the man is trying to bring us poor people down.
I feel like the man is trying to bring us poor people down.
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6:21AM on 01/05/2008

dont think so!

Isnt all the porn being produced on HD-DVD?
Not Blu-Ray? Of course the figures will say more blu ray are selling if there are more mainstream titles out there, however, tell the layman you have a blu-ray and be met with, huh?? Or say High Definition DVD and i bet they know what you mean. The war is far from over. The hddvd will win in the end.
Isnt all the porn being produced on HD-DVD?
Not Blu-Ray? Of course the figures will say more blu ray are selling if there are more mainstream titles out there, however, tell the layman you have a blu-ray and be met with, huh?? Or say High Definition DVD and i bet they know what you mean. The war is far from over. The hddvd will win in the end.
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5:50AM on 01/05/2008

Not crazy about the idea

My biggest concern is something that I heard (which may not be correct, but as far as I know it is), that Blu-ray discs are very easily damaged; that even a minor scratch can cause major problems. Anyone know about this? (I care, but not enough to Google it right now.)

Besides that, I don't care a lot. I know a lot of people like Blu-ray because the name is flashier; but that's one of the reasons I prefer the HD-DVD's. To me, HD-DVD sounds a bit more serious about quality, while Blu-ray
My biggest concern is something that I heard (which may not be correct, but as far as I know it is), that Blu-ray discs are very easily damaged; that even a minor scratch can cause major problems. Anyone know about this? (I care, but not enough to Google it right now.)

Besides that, I don't care a lot. I know a lot of people like Blu-ray because the name is flashier; but that's one of the reasons I prefer the HD-DVD's. To me, HD-DVD sounds a bit more serious about quality, while Blu-ray just sounds like they are relying somewhat on flash to sell their product. They don't have to be as high quality, they will get that all-important young people market, by showing them a flashy name.

Plus, I'm just biased against Sony because they ruined Christmas for me 9 years ago. I hold grudges. ha!

And hey, Mr. Ravenwood, I'm in complete agreement with you regarding downloads. I prefer having a disc, too. I wouldn't want to store my collection on a hard-drive unless they could guarantee that if something happened and the drive got wiped out, that they would replace the movies. I mean, sure a fire could wipe out your collection of DVDs, and no, I wouldn't expect them to replace my downloads if destroyed by something like a fire. But if some system error killed my collection, I wouldn't be at all happy to have to buy them again. It may not be, but storing all your eggs in one basket like that just sorta feels dangerous.
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4:43AM on 01/05/2008

Well, this sucks

I just bought an HD-DVD player two months ago too. I figured the war would rage on so I chose a side. Luckily I've only bought three movies for it so far, so I guess switching to Blu-Ray won't be too hard, but what do I do with that expensive piece of hardware sitting in my living room?
I just bought an HD-DVD player two months ago too. I figured the war would rage on so I chose a side. Luckily I've only bought three movies for it so far, so I guess switching to Blu-Ray won't be too hard, but what do I do with that expensive piece of hardware sitting in my living room?
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2:44AM on 01/05/2008

Aw hamburgers

Look at how Sony uses their space in comparison to HD-DVD and you can see that there is something wrong with this... Honestly, look at both versions of 300 (HD has more features, and an included DVD format)... It saddens me that Blu-Ray seems to have won because it has a hip name... And yes, I am bitter because I own an HD-DVD player.

*trudges to HD clearance bins*
Look at how Sony uses their space in comparison to HD-DVD and you can see that there is something wrong with this... Honestly, look at both versions of 300 (HD has more features, and an included DVD format)... It saddens me that Blu-Ray seems to have won because it has a hip name... And yes, I am bitter because I own an HD-DVD player.

*trudges to HD clearance bins*
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2:07AM on 01/05/2008
well blue is my favorite color so ima go with blue ray.........problem solved the war has ended we can now let the smoke clear and see the sun pierce through the clouds.
well blue is my favorite color so ima go with blue ray.........problem solved the war has ended we can now let the smoke clear and see the sun pierce through the clouds.
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11:34PM on 01/04/2008

The HD landscape

HD DVD -
Paramount
Dreamworks
Universal
The Weinstein Company
Focus Features

Blu-ray -
Sony Pictures
-Lakeshore Entertainment
-Columbia Pictures
-Screen Gems
-Ghost House Pictures
Walt Disney
-Buena Vista Home Entertainment
-Touchstone
-Miramax
20th Century Fox
MGM
Lionsgate
Warner Bros.
HBO
New Line
Turner
Discovery Channel
First Look
Starz
Magnolia
Tartan Video USA
HD DVD -
Paramount
Dreamworks
Universal
The Weinstein Company
Focus Features

Blu-ray -
Sony Pictures
-Lakeshore Entertainment
-Columbia Pictures
-Screen Gems
-Ghost House Pictures
Walt Disney
-Buena Vista Home Entertainment
-Touchstone
-Miramax
20th Century Fox
MGM
Lionsgate
Warner Bros.
HBO
New Line
Turner
Discovery Channel
First Look
Starz
Magnolia
Tartan Video USA
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11:30PM on 01/04/2008
Blu-Ray had more storage, HD-DVD had more interactivity and simpler java-base coding. I was on the HD-DVD ship, but it appears we are sinking.

Blu-Ray has better menu options. No matter which wins, I just want there to be a unified format and soon so I can move on. I already own 4 HD-DVDs and 0 Blu-Rays, but I just want the war over in either direction.
Blu-Ray had more storage, HD-DVD had more interactivity and simpler java-base coding. I was on the HD-DVD ship, but it appears we are sinking.

Blu-Ray has better menu options. No matter which wins, I just want there to be a unified format and soon so I can move on. I already own 4 HD-DVDs and 0 Blu-Rays, but I just want the war over in either direction.
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11:11PM on 01/04/2008
It all honesty guys, I couldn't give a shit about HD-DVD or blue ray.. maybe because im a 20 year old college kid attending university at albany thats too poor to afford a high def TV. due to books, alcohol, condoms and dorm shit.

so, Ill stick to my regular DVDs. lol
It all honesty guys, I couldn't give a shit about HD-DVD or blue ray.. maybe because im a 20 year old college kid attending university at albany thats too poor to afford a high def TV. due to books, alcohol, condoms and dorm shit.

so, Ill stick to my regular DVDs. lol
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9:18PM on 01/04/2008

I'm convinced

Well, I've been waiting for a few more studios to go exclusively to Blu-ray. WB/Newline is a great studio with some great movies, for me the Batman Franchise and LOTR. Now it's just a matter of time before everyone else does so. I'm glad a format has finally emerged as the clear leader. Now I won't feel so bad spending $500 dollars on a blu-ray player.
Well, I've been waiting for a few more studios to go exclusively to Blu-ray. WB/Newline is a great studio with some great movies, for me the Batman Franchise and LOTR. Now it's just a matter of time before everyone else does so. I'm glad a format has finally emerged as the clear leader. Now I won't feel so bad spending $500 dollars on a blu-ray player.
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9:13PM on 01/04/2008

Ruh-Roh

I hope Microsoft has a plan on not making the people with the HD add on pissed. Only reason I bought that was to get Transformers in HD.
I hope Microsoft has a plan on not making the people with the HD add on pissed. Only reason I bought that was to get Transformers in HD.
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8:59PM on 01/04/2008

DOWNLOAD SERVICE

Downloadable services only account for about 1% of entertainment market and by 2012 will only account for 11-12%. It will take a long time to grow. Wal-Marts download service went belly up this summer.

BLU-RAY is the technically superior format with 50Gigs of storage compared to HD DVD's 30 Gigs.

With Best Buy and other stores selling High Def tvs only, the average consumer has no choice but to jump on the High Def DVD band wagon.
Downloadable services only account for about 1% of entertainment market and by 2012 will only account for 11-12%. It will take a long time to grow. Wal-Marts download service went belly up this summer.

BLU-RAY is the technically superior format with 50Gigs of storage compared to HD DVD's 30 Gigs.

With Best Buy and other stores selling High Def tvs only, the average consumer has no choice but to jump on the High Def DVD band wagon.
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8:37PM on 01/04/2008
I'm with double-poster ZoCks, in that the format doesn't matter. I still haven't bought a bunch of my favs on DVD yet. Either way, I'm glad a decision is about to be reached, because if I'm gonna buy my VHS in another format, I might as well get one that's not about to become obsolete itself. I wish the whole reformatting thing wasn't even happening to begin with.
I'm with double-poster ZoCks, in that the format doesn't matter. I still haven't bought a bunch of my favs on DVD yet. Either way, I'm glad a decision is about to be reached, because if I'm gonna buy my VHS in another format, I might as well get one that's not about to become obsolete itself. I wish the whole reformatting thing wasn't even happening to begin with.
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8:29PM on 01/04/2008

Dont care at all

maybe HD DVD its technical Superior, but to be Honest, do the Average viewer see the Difference?? and I am Old School, I like the Movie itself and I dont care that Much if I watch it on VHS or DVD besides better Sound.. so, since I have a PS3 , I am for the Blu-Ray... and to be honestly silly, the Name sounds cooler..lol ;)
maybe HD DVD its technical Superior, but to be Honest, do the Average viewer see the Difference?? and I am Old School, I like the Movie itself and I dont care that Much if I watch it on VHS or DVD besides better Sound.. so, since I have a PS3 , I am for the Blu-Ray... and to be honestly silly, the Name sounds cooler..lol ;)
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8:10PM on 01/04/2008

cool with me, except for a couple things

I'm sad that Universal hasn't made the switch yet. I want Lust, Caution, SERENITY, and my ARMY OF DARKNESS on blu-ray.
I think soon it will happen, though. So I can wait.

Heck, I want all my shit on Blu-Ray now. I looorrrve it. Pan's Labyrinth, Apocalypto, Blade Runner, and Ratatouille are all gorgeous. I'm converted.
I won't knock HD-DVD, but I like having a PS3 with the player :)
I'm sad that Universal hasn't made the switch yet. I want Lust, Caution, SERENITY, and my ARMY OF DARKNESS on blu-ray.
I think soon it will happen, though. So I can wait.

Heck, I want all my shit on Blu-Ray now. I looorrrve it. Pan's Labyrinth, Apocalypto, Blade Runner, and Ratatouille are all gorgeous. I'm converted.
I won't knock HD-DVD, but I like having a PS3 with the player :)
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7:31PM on 01/04/2008

LOL

Saw that coming a mile away. Come On! Whichever one the Playstation 3 plays is the one you end up going with. Fun Fact! Most Blue-ray players are more expensive than the Playstation 3. Compare Sony's $1089.00 blue ray to Sony's $500 playstation 3. Both play Blue Rays and plus you can play games such as Assassin's Creed or the upcoming Metal Gear Solid 4
Saw that coming a mile away. Come On! Whichever one the Playstation 3 plays is the one you end up going with. Fun Fact! Most Blue-ray players are more expensive than the Playstation 3. Compare Sony's $1089.00 blue ray to Sony's $500 playstation 3. Both play Blue Rays and plus you can play games such as Assassin's Creed or the upcoming Metal Gear Solid 4
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7:29PM on 01/04/2008

Hey, Zenric

By the way, Zenric... I don't know about you, but unlike, say, iTunes and mp3 downloads... which I'm cool with... I kinda like having cases with miniaturized one-sheets for my movies. Just downloading to some massive appleTV or Netflix-like hard drive just doesn't do anything for me. Call me old fashioned, and maybe one day I'll come around, but I like the discs. Anyone else with me on that?
By the way, Zenric... I don't know about you, but unlike, say, iTunes and mp3 downloads... which I'm cool with... I kinda like having cases with miniaturized one-sheets for my movies. Just downloading to some massive appleTV or Netflix-like hard drive just doesn't do anything for me. Call me old fashioned, and maybe one day I'll come around, but I like the discs. Anyone else with me on that?
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7:21PM on 01/04/2008

Wow.

It'll be hard explaining to the wife why I dropped $170 on an HD-Player that'll be obsolete in the next 6 months (Damn! Right after she bought me the HD "Planet Earth" for Christmas!), but I just bought a Final Profile Blu-ray, so it's aaaaalll goood.
It'll be hard explaining to the wife why I dropped $170 on an HD-Player that'll be obsolete in the next 6 months (Damn! Right after she bought me the HD "Planet Earth" for Christmas!), but I just bought a Final Profile Blu-ray, so it's aaaaalll goood.
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7:08PM on 01/04/2008

UPDATE

phew, I just returned my HD-DVD player lol. Even though I got a killer deal on it, it's still not worth keeping it. I haven't bought any DVD's for it yet so I might as well return it while I still can!

Also, is there an official source for this article? Because I don't see anything on the Warner Bros. website yet.
phew, I just returned my HD-DVD player lol. Even though I got a killer deal on it, it's still not worth keeping it. I haven't bought any DVD's for it yet so I might as well return it while I still can!

Also, is there an official source for this article? Because I don't see anything on the Warner Bros. website yet.
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7:00PM on 01/04/2008

Thank Goodness!

I'm glad I decided to go Blu-ray for Christmas! Now maybe we can get Batman Begins on Blu-ray!
I'm glad I decided to go Blu-ray for Christmas! Now maybe we can get Batman Begins on Blu-ray!
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6:18PM on 01/04/2008
I'm still buying standard def myself
I'm skipping the whole HD players movement because it won't be long before you buy a box-like device (like NetFlix is developing) where you download and store HD movies
I'm still buying standard def myself
I'm skipping the whole HD players movement because it won't be long before you buy a box-like device (like NetFlix is developing) where you download and store HD movies
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5:34PM on 01/04/2008

FUCK YEAH!!!!

IT'S ABOUT FUCKIN' TIME!!! THANK YOU PS3!!!! BLU-RAY ALL THE WAY!!!
IT'S ABOUT FUCKIN' TIME!!! THANK YOU PS3!!!! BLU-RAY ALL THE WAY!!!
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5:25PM on 01/04/2008

YESSSSSS!!!!!

Finally!!!!

All the signs pointed to Blu-Ray winning the format war and we finally have a sign that the war is over. That gives Blu-Ray exclusive rights to 70% of titles. This is great news for all movie fans.
Finally!!!!

All the signs pointed to Blu-Ray winning the format war and we finally have a sign that the war is over. That gives Blu-Ray exclusive rights to 70% of titles. This is great news for all movie fans.
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5:22PM on 01/04/2008

Wow

The reason they went Blu-Ray is because America chose the worser format. Nice.
The reason they went Blu-Ray is because America chose the worser format. Nice.
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5:21PM on 01/04/2008

ACTUALLY ....

... I'm waiting for HD format war to end :) Seems smart thing to do, I guess this time next year, things will be clear.
... I'm waiting for HD format war to end :) Seems smart thing to do, I guess this time next year, things will be clear.
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5:20PM on 01/04/2008

WHAT THE FUCK!

I JUST GOT MY BRAND NEW HD-DVD player in the mail yesterday! OMG. This seriously fucking blows. I'm so pissed as you can see. Can you return DVD players for a full refund?
I JUST GOT MY BRAND NEW HD-DVD player in the mail yesterday! OMG. This seriously fucking blows. I'm so pissed as you can see. Can you return DVD players for a full refund?
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