Discussion in 'Computer and Console Gaming' started by Barely Legal, Jan 4, 2008.
The rumor is now official.
Fuck them and the AIDS-ridden cock they rode in on. When there's only one candidate, there's only one choice. The individual should be able to decide what they want.
I been waiting to see which one will come out on top. You think they would have learned with the Betamax VHS shit in the 80s.
Yea I wish I could chose between 35mm 110 and 126 film still
The individual did choose. Warner's titles sold best on blu-ray.
Oh, and this was hinted at for weeks and rumored for a couple months by studio insiders. After Paramount went HD DVD exclusive there was quite an upset in the industry and the other studios didn't like where MS and Toshiba were leading them. So Warner dumped Nickerson who was Toshiba's ace-in-the-hole at WB and picked up a guy who didn't want to split support.
Fuck both of them. I like dvds being cheap
Edit: Crap wrong thread. I really stink.
how is this any different... One format is winning the format war just like VHS eventually did. It'll take time but I think blu ray will eventually win this war. I mean it's the logical choice... larger capacity for the same cost.
Blu ray sounds cooler too.
That all being said until the cost of 1080P televisions come down both are still gonna be a niche market. shoot, by then though something better will come around.
if things stay the same BD probably will end up the winner, but in my eyes, which ever format brings their mediocre titles below 20 bucks will win.
As a Blu-Ray supporter, I am pleased. Onward to victory!
So, should I buy BluRay now, or do I keep waiting to see who wins?
I want high definition DVD, but don't want to be the ass who buys betamax, or worse, those big fucking album-looking laser discs that like 19 people in the country bought in the 80's.
Blu-Ray is going to be the winner. I don't think anyone can debate otherwise. The HD-DVDs are the same price and offer less space per disc. With Blu-Ray you can put an entire TV season on one or two discs. That's something you can't do with HD-DVD.
Plus with the proliferation of PS3 units being sold as multi-use devices it's helping to push the Blu-Ray format.
Back in the 80s BetaMax lost because it cost more than VHS and that's not the case with the battle today. So, if they cost the same then why not buy the better product?
It's probably not the right forum, but maybe I should start looking for player recommendations.
I've heard the PS3 is a very good player, but my kids already have a 360 and a Wii. I'm not getting a PS3 even if it's the best, because I'm not getting on the hook to buy more freaking games.
This looks like a good player, but the price hurts...
you might as well buy a playstation and get your 399 worth
Of the current Blu-ray players that can play version 1.1 BD's the PS3 is getting the nod as the best blu-ray player on the market. The PS3's ability to continually update it's system firmware will always guarantee that it will be up to date with the always changing blu-ray standards.
Damn. It looks like the stupid PS3 is the answer. The ability to upgrade does seem huge.
This is disappointing. I have the PS3 and 360 HD-DVD add-on and prefer the interface and features of HD-DVD. Blu Ray seems to be getting better, though.
I've also read that HD-DVD are far cheaper to produce than Blu-Rays. And both formats cost the same to the consumer? What the fuck is with that? Greedy bastards. Anyone know how substantial the difference is?
All that said, both formats have the same picture quality so it probably doesn't really matter which format is dominant.
Blu-Ray has greater capacity than HD-DVD, though.
doesn't really mean much though in the end
Here's the deal most don't realize.
Toshiba owns the bulk of patents on DVD. So just like Sony does with their console they sell their players at a loss and make it up on HD DVD royalties. Now Sharp, JVC, etc do not get royalties on discs made. So they really don't care about giving people cheap players just to sell them. So they went blu-ray because they want to make a profit.
That's why blu-ray players are more expensive... the companies that make them don't take a loss. Meanwhile Toshiba needs those HD DVD discs to stay high in cost so they get a larger chunk of cash back. Realistically if they sold the players more expensively they could cut back on the royalties for the discs but they can't afford to lose their sole talking point.
i think i bought that same player for someone for xmas, i paid 300 at bestbuy. i have a sharp bd player and the xbox hd drive, i prefer the xbox drive, the bd takes forever to load and can't go straight to the main menu during their stupid previews.
No, but the 7.1 audio does.
I have both so either way won't bother me....I don't see a huge difference from one to the other...