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View Poll Results: POLL: Which DVD format will become the standard?
HD-DVD/AOD 565 60.62%
Blu-Ray 336 36.05%
EVD 1 0.11%
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POLL: Which DVD format will become the standard?

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Old 06-11-2005, 02:58 AM   #16
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Old 06-12-2005, 12:41 AM   #17
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I'd hope to see any next gen standard display correctly on widescreen HDTVs. The current DVDs are disappointing, having to see if it will be 1.77 or 2.35. Any info. if HD-DVD or Blu-Ray will be able to display correctly on widescreens?
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Old 06-12-2005, 02:38 PM   #18
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Almost all movies are made in 2.35 or 1.85 formats, and are "generally" kept that way when transfered to dvd, this will not change with the next-gen dvd, now if you're asking about anamorphic transfers I would like to know myself...
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Old 06-12-2005, 09:36 PM   #19
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Those movies ARE displaying correctly... they were produced to assorted aspect ratios, so be be shown full frame on a single display of fixed aspect there will be unused screen when the aspects don't match. Laws of geometry. Only way to keep the screen filled is to distort the image or cut off part of it.
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Old 06-13-2005, 06:41 PM   #20
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Almost all movies are made in 2.35 or 1.85 formats, and are "generally" kept that way when transfered to dvd, this will not change with the next-gen dvd, now if you're asking about anamorphic transfers I would like to know myself...
Anamorphic transfers shouldn't be necessary with the new disc formats. HD uses square pixels and is pre-measured to be at 16:9, so, if you're at 720X1280, or 1080X1920, you're already widescreen. No need to squeeze the image. The 2:35 transfers will probably have flags that signal the player to put up small letterboxes, similar to what current players do.
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Old 06-13-2005, 11:23 PM   #21
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Anamorphic is a trick used to store widescreen in a format defined as 4:3. The new format is ATSC compatible, so it supports 4:3 & 16:9 aspects.
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Old 07-31-2005, 11:27 PM   #22
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There is no way that one of the groups will submit to the other. At least not within the next 10-15 years. Optical discs are different than VHS versus betamax (BD & HD DVD optical discs are the same size). Some company (like sanyo who supports both) will create players that will read and write both formats and then other companies will follow suit. You will just have to make sure to pick up your preferred format when you are shopping for movies. It will be similar to shopping for DVD- versus +R. HD DVD will initially be more popular because it's name has more customer appeal and it will likely be cheaper; however, when sony, dell, and hp start flooding the pc market with blue-ray optical drives (which will definitely win out in the computer world because of their higher capacity) the format will gain widespread acceptance among consumers, especially since computers will be used more and more as media centers. The bottom line is we will have oth formats for a long time.
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Old 08-10-2005, 03:56 AM   #23
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Old 08-10-2005, 01:53 PM   #24
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I disagree...until all the movie studios start releasing their films on WMV-HD discs...it's not really a winner.
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Old 08-11-2005, 02:12 AM   #25
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It is for my pupose as the only native 720P demo material and for using DVE PRO for ISF calibrations...

There is also the ability to download and burn your own WMV-HD material and in near future HDnet will allow membership plan to download 1080i movies and archive them either on HDD 's and or VC-1 encoded DVD 's ...

My Cable company here in Canada ( Rogers ) uses the SA HD8300 with full SATA port which I use an external 250GB to double my HDTV storage ...

They will be a new model coming with internal HD DVD burner see link -

http://news.designtechnica.com/article7006.html
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Old 09-15-2005, 01:19 PM   #26
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Not so sure on that one, if I remember correctly the Beta/VHS debate was primarily decided by the formats capacity, and quality was secondary. Beta was by all means the higher quality standard. I don't think we are really dealing with an issue of quality here though, as todays standards dictate the quality is most certainly now an issue. This leaves us with quantity, and economics. Assuredly both formats will sustain backward compatibility, BUT the HD format offers nearly twices the capacity, at 25 Gig per side vs. the blu-ray 15 Gig per side capacity. The internet connection too may put off a lot of people, especially in these times where threats seem to loom around each corner. The big brother concept is more now an issue than ever. If the port is there, people WILL find ways to exploit it.

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POLL: Which DVD format will become the standard?
Wow, this is unbelievable!! I just saw the current results:
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HD-DVD = 112
BLU-Ray = 112
Other = 8
This is closer than Florida in November of 2000....
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Old 09-16-2005, 10:27 AM   #28
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Oops!!
I guess I was a bit mixed up on the capacity thing. Sorry. Even with the "security added" feature, I believe the higher capacity disk will be the front runner. I personally don't care about copy protection issues, but the fact that there is a forced WAN connection still bothers me, if companies are able to shut me down for hardware tinkering, what else will they have the capacity to do? Yes, I am paranoid. Too many people out there that want to protect me from myself.

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Not so sure on that one, if I remember correctly the Beta/VHS debate was primarily decided by the formats capacity, and quality was secondary. Beta was by all means the higher quality standard. I don't think we are really dealing with an issue of quality here though, as todays standards dictate the quality is most certainly now an issue. This leaves us with quantity, and economics. Assuredly both formats will sustain backward compatibility, BUT the HD format offers nearly twices the capacity, at 25 Gig per side vs. the blu-ray 15 Gig per side capacity. The internet connection too may put off a lot of people, especially in these times where threats seem to loom around each corner. The big brother concept is more now an issue than ever. If the port is there, people WILL find ways to exploit it.
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Old 09-18-2005, 04:24 PM   #29
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Assuredly both formats will sustain backward compatibility, BUT the HD format offers nearly twices the capacity, at 25 Gig per side vs. the blu-ray 15 Gig per side capacity.
You've got that backwards... HD-DVD has a capacity of 15 GB/layer while BluRay has 25 GB/layer. BluRay will support more layers, too...
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Old 10-07-2005, 03:05 AM   #30
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I dont understand why r v comparing Blue Ray with Beta. They both are truely different things. HD DVD vs Blue Ray, this is the question so I wanna go with Blue Ray.
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