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Blu-ray versus HD DVD

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Blu-ray versus HD DVD

In view of the recent news from Warner Bros that they are withdrawing support for the HD DVD format have you reconsidered an impending purchase or regretted a past one.
I have to go with Blu-Ray as I don't want to get lumbered with a modern day Betamax Sad
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As I don't have a high definition TV I am quite happy with standard DVD disks
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I understand that Toshiba with their DH-DVD pulled have pulled the plug.
http://news.theage.com.au/toshiba-blames-hd-dvd-failure-on-studios/20080220-1tbi.html
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I'm glad, as I was a Blu-Ray fan :-)
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I'm with Oldjim. Too much time spent picking holes in the definition quality=not enough left to enjoy the content.
What I've seen of Blu-Ray/HDD etc. seems to me to rather reduce the watchability rather than improving it. Yet another case of inventing the technology, now finding something to do with it. Do we really want to be able to see every line, wrinkle and face-lift scar on the faces of our favorite TV celebs, if so, why? At the end of the day, it's a marketing exercise to persuade us to part with more money upgrading from one expensive system to another even more expensive one. with not that much return for our cash.
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Further to my last post; I think it was James O'Brien on LBC 97.3 radio today, who said almost exactly the same thing I did. With a decent TV, todays DVD's are perfectly acceptable as they are. He also went on to say, why bother changing your current set-up, soon you'll be able to download your selected movie etc. on demand, directly onto your TV, now that might be a technology worth waiting for. Mind you, my guess is it won't be cheap.
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May I refer you to a long article on page 15 of todays Daily Mail (22/02) on this very subject. Which leans very heavily towards my personal view of the future of DVD/Blu-Ray etc.
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Blue ray though this is only because HD is not going to be around much longer... From what i had seen HD and Blue ray were very similar.
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not a user of either, but I believe that Blue Ray has a higher capacity than HD DVD
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The result so far must make disappointing reading for people in the business of marketing these products.  Grin
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I just pump it through my Sky HD box so not really fussed.
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makes me laugh especially as the ex spent the money on a hd dvd drive for the xbox  Grin me evil nahhh..
I havent yet splurged on a hd tv so im not that fussed about it all Smiley
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I just pump it through my Sky HD box so not really fussed.

Yeah, but that won't turn a normal DVD player into one that can play content in HD though.