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Jerseydave
01-12-2008, 09:07 AM
Not ready to shell-out the bucks for Blu-Ray, but considering an HD DVD player. Any suggestions? This will be for my 50" Sony 1080 projection TV.

BTW, is HD DVD here to stay? I've heard different opinions on that.

lanier92prostar
01-12-2008, 09:09 AM
Just heard on the news that HD DVD is not doing too well. Blu Ray is outselling them at least 2 to 1. Most studios have contracts with Blu Ray. If I were looking, I might shell out the bucks or wait until the prices come down.

JimN
01-12-2008, 09:56 AM
HD probably won't be around much longer. Warner studios just announced that they were backing Blu-Ray and not trying to be a wise-azz, the porn industry is also releasing more on Blu-Ray than HD. If nobody releases on HD DVD, it'll end up like the Mini Disc- a dead format.

ShamrockIV
01-12-2008, 09:57 AM
PS3 plays blue rays!!
I agree with lanier. I heard ont he radio the ohter morning that most all the studios are going with blue ray so hd dvd may be the new beta max!!

ShamrockIV
01-12-2008, 09:59 AM
Wow HD Porn!!! what will they think of next!!!

Nasty chicks and porn stashes never looked so good!!!
I guess the cheesy music will sound better too? lol

east tx skier
01-12-2008, 10:40 AM
I have a PS3. But if I didn't, I'd still be on the sideline waiting for either one format to win the fight or for a reasonaly priced player that will do both. But as it stands, go bluray.

Chas
01-12-2008, 10:40 AM
Blockbuster Video stores are beginning to stock Blue-ray - that is true for Blockbuster online as well. No HD.

However, NetFlix has both, although they have fewer titles in HD than in Blue-ray.

Netflix is far larger than BB when it comes to online movie rentals by mail, but BB has stores all across the country.

Might help to watch these and other large rental stores - I bet that whichever way they go will have a huge impact on the final surviving format.

lanier92prostar
01-12-2008, 10:48 AM
I have a PS3. But if I didn't, I'd still be on the sideline waiting for either one format to win the fight or for a reasonaly priced player that will do both. But as it stands, go bluray.
From what I heard this morning, Bluray is winning the battle with the backing of Sony and most of the studios.

ShamrockIV
01-12-2008, 11:38 AM
Netflix backing is huge!!!!!
Wish i had thought of the mail order dvd rental business!!

Leroy
01-12-2008, 11:43 AM
This is what I am buying now. Has DVD recorder, ATSC tuner, VCR player, HDMI interface with 1080P upconvert. Winning bids are going for ~120+28 shipping. I primarily want VCR to DVD recorder to convert all of my VCR tapes to DVD. But the difference to get ATSC tuner and 1080P HDMI interface is very small.

http://cgi.ebay.com/PANASONIC-DMR-EZ47VK-DVD-VCR-COMBO-RECORDER-ATSC-TUNER_W0QQitemZ110213485483QQihZ001QQcategoryZ6123 9QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

h2oskiluvr
01-13-2008, 08:33 AM
I bought a LG upconvert DVD player and I couldn't dislike it more. It needs to create the additional lines of resolution so in reality it isn't any more defined. In fact, it looks horrible in my opinion and I would not recommend that anyone buy an upconvert. Blu-Ray has basically won the format war. The studios want and need this to be decided so they can boost lagging DVD sales. Do not buy HD-DVD, this is the next betamax.

TMCNo1
01-13-2008, 09:31 AM
[quote] HD probably won't be around much longer. Warner studios just announced that they were backing Blu-Ray and not trying to be a wise-azz, the porn industry is also releasing more on Blu-Ray than HD. If nobody releases on HD DVD, it'll end up like the Mini Disc- a dead format. [quote JimN]

Just when my world had come together with High Defination Porn, it comes crashing down around me! I am so depressed!

peason
01-13-2008, 09:38 AM
We recently bought a $38.00 magnavox DVD player from Target and the picture is great on our sony 50" HDTV. We watch of DVD's and all of them look fine on this simple DVD player that does not HDMI convert. In my opinion until Blu-Ray catches on and ther are more affordable dvd players and $12.00 blu-ray dvds this is the way to go.

Jerseydave
01-13-2008, 09:47 AM
Maybe a PS3 is the way to go for me............$399!

Will it play regular DVD's? (I assume it will)

JimN
01-13-2008, 10:17 AM
h2oskiluvr- "Do not buy HD-DVD, this is the next betamax."

You have it reversed- Beta was the one with the better video, not VHS. The problem was due to Sony not wanting to allow everyone else to make them without paying royalties. Even at the end, the rest of the world was buying more Beta recorders than VHS but here in the US (where we can get what we want, when we want it, a lot of it, all the time), being able to record an 8 hour tape was king. People didn't buy Beta recorders because 5 hours just wasn't enough and they were willing to put up with the crappy video quality of VHS to get it. Once the porn industry went to VHS, it was all over and the fat lady was singing. Which was a big seller, BTW. It's not for me, but I guess some people like that kind of thing.

h2oskiluvr
01-14-2008, 12:02 AM
h2oskiluvr- "Do not buy HD-DVD, this is the next betamax."

You have it reversed- Beta was the one with the better video, not VHS. The problem was due to Sony not wanting to allow everyone else to make them without paying royalties. Even at the end, the rest of the world was buying more Beta recorders than VHS but here in the US (where we can get what we want, when we want it, a lot of it, all the time), being able to record an 8 hour tape was king. People didn't buy Beta recorders because 5 hours just wasn't enough and they were willing to put up with the crappy video quality of VHS to get it. Once the porn industry went to VHS, it was all over and the fat lady was singing. Which was a big seller, BTW. It's not for me, but I guess some people like that kind of thing.

I just meant that the format was going to be dead. I agree, this time around the technologically superior format is winning out.

Ironically enough, I was cleaning out my father in-law's house today and he had his 8-track player and Betamax still out in his living room. I chuckled and thought of this thread.