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Old 03-31-2011, 03:06 PM   #1
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Are they going to start making more HD DvDs and Players any time soon, because it looks like it could be allot cheaper too do make them, also are they making any more players because i was on amazon and allot of the prices are 4$ down to 2$?
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No.. not likely at all, which is too bad in many ways HD DVD was the better more advanced platform.

Toshiba just really screwed up the marketing, the product itself was great.

But that is the past and no reason to rehash old arguments.
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Are they going to start making more HD DvDs and Players any time soon, because it looks like it could be allot cheaper too do make them, also are they making any more players because i was on amazon and allot of the prices are 4$ down to 2$?
The war is over and Blu-Ray won. there are no more HD DVD players being made and the only disc showing up are surlus from original production.
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It is impossible,maybe a second-hand one.


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No.. not likely at all, which is too bad in many ways HD DVD was the better more advanced platform.

Toshiba just really screwed up the marketing, the product itself was great.

But that is the past and no reason to rehash old arguments.
Exacly how was it better and more advanced? Blu-ray offered 67% more capacity per layer and a maximum bitrate 60% greater which meant Blu-ray is capable of 3D, better video and better audio. You might recall, HD DVD only used lossless audio about 30% of the time as a result of bitrate and or capacity constraints. It is very unlikely HD DVD could have offered high quality 3D at all and absolutely no way that could have been done simultaneously with lossless audio.

After 3 years and all of the rave reviews about quality Blu-ray from Sony, Disney and the other companies, independently reviewed by dozens of reviewers I would think finally you might understand why we wanted Blu-ray to prevail. In addition to great quality, a common trait among every release from major studios is that not a single encode could have fit on the HD DVD format. Even the HD DVD exclusive studios have apparently not released a single HD disc that could fit on HD DVD in over 2 years. I have checked Paramount and Universal and can't find a single one.

The argument presented here often that HD DVD is better was silly and obviously false before we had hindsight to know that fact but everybody should be able to understand the obvious given hindsight.
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Exacly how was it better and more advanced? Blu-ray offered 67% more capacity per layer and a maximum bitrate 60% greater which meant Blu-ray is capable of 3D, better video and better audio. You might recall, HD DVD only used lossless audio about 30% of the time as a result of bitrate and or capacity constraints. It is very unlikely HD DVD could have offered high quality 3D at all and absolutely no way that could have been done simultaneously with lossless audio.

After 3 years and all of the rave reviews about quality Blu-ray from Sony, Disney and the other companies, independently reviewed by dozens of reviewers I would think finally you might understand why we wanted Blu-ray to prevail. In addition to great quality, a common trait among every release from major studios is that not a single encode could have fit on the HD DVD format. Even the HD DVD exclusive studios have apparently not released a single HD disc that could fit on HD DVD in over 2 years. I have checked Paramount and Universal and can't find a single one.

The argument presented here often that HD DVD is better was silly and obviously false before we had hindsight to know that fact but everybody should be able to understand the obvious given hindsight.
IMO the 2 biggest advantages HD-dvd had over blu-ray were
1) When it was released it was a completed spec - Anybody remember blu-ray 1.0, then 1.1, then 2.0 trying to get a uniform and completed spec.
2) It was much cheaper.
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IMO the 2 biggest advantages HD-dvd had over blu-ray were
1) When it was released it was a completed spec - Anybody remember blu-ray 1.0, then 1.1, then 2.0 trying to get a uniform and completed spec.
2) It was much cheaper.
That's why I have the HD-A1.
At the time blu-ray was a joke.
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Just for the record as things stand now with the evolution of blu-ray, I prefer it over hd-dvd for the simple fact that it holds much more data so I get great pic and pristine sound.
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Just for the record as things stand now with the evolution of blu-ray, I prefer it over hd-dvd for the simple fact that it holds much more data so I get great pic and pristine sound.
Do the $400 to $700.00 DVD players have a better sound output than than the cheaper ones?
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Do the $400 to $700.00 DVD players have a better sound output than than the cheaper ones?
The more epxensive players offer better analog audio output but lossless audio over HDMI sure doesn't benefit as far as I can tell and I have some of the best players and some cheap players.
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