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Old 08-01-2007, 09:27 PM   #1
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Whats the difference?! My dad needs the movie, 300 (I think it would rock, high definition) for his birthday, and we have a hd tv but we a need a player to play it on....

so, whats better, hd or blue ray, i dont really know much about it so any feedback from you guys would be really helpful!

Also, if i bought an hd dvd movie, would it play on regualr dvd players? (say, if i wanted to bring this movie to a friend's house)

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Old 08-01-2007, 09:34 PM   #2
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Most HD DVD's have standard versions on the other side. The picture quality is the same as blu ray. HD DVD has more inter active features and the players are pretty cheap now. Amazon.com
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Whats the difference?! My dad needs the movie, 300 (I think it would rock, high definition) for his birthday, and we have a hd tv but we a need a player to play it on....

so, whats better, hd or blue ray, i dont really know much about it so any feedback from you guys would be really helpful!

Also, if i bought an hd dvd movie, would it play on regualr dvd players? (say, if i wanted to bring this movie to a friend's house)

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Go with HD!!

HD can play on any standard player(as long as its a combo disc) Blue-ray can not! Also the hd machines are alot cheaper in price (around 200 instead of 500) Blue -ray can only promise you more storage space on each disc, But uses cheaper codecs. Go with hddvd you won't be disapointed.

p.s.- 300 is really nice on hd.
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Most HD DVD's have standard versions on the other side. The picture quality is the same as blu ray. HD DVD has more inter active features and the players are pretty cheap now. Amazon.com
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The HD DVD drug dealers pushing their crap! .............Just Kidding! Either format will be a good choice! Just select what fits your budget!
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Two schools of thought for you to consider...

1) At this juncture in this (at times)rediculous, (at times) beneficial, format debate/war, you are better off with HD-DVD without a doubt. IMHO...OK

You can get A player plus 5-6 HD-DVD movies for what you'll pay for a Blu-Ray player. and as has been stated, the HD-DVD players are more of a finished product.

...On the other hand,

2) If you or your Dad like play video games, you can pick up a PS3 which have recently slashed $100 off there consoles. Even if you don't play games, that is a pretty nice piece of hardware for $500 !
I believe you get 5 BD films with it as well, not sure ? Don't worry, someone will correct me, (as they will with you, no matter what you choose ! ) even if I'm not wrong per say and this is all my opinion...

You'll ultimately likely choose with your wallet, and that is HD-DVD IMO. You get an amazing player either way, bottom line. You just get a little more for less money with the HD-DVD players.

Good Luck sortin' through the can of worms you opened mydniteSunn dude ! LoL !

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Old 08-01-2007, 10:56 PM   #7
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Interesting, the BD fans are in the HD DVD area telling the HD DVD fans to stop spreading "Crap," to someone who asked a generic question in the HD-DVD Thread!

What is wrong with this picture?

At the moment, you can get into HD DVD for less money than Blu Ray. The Picture Quality and Audio Quality varies, per the Disc you play, on either format.

If you are in to the Interactive features and some (relatively useful) Movie Linked Internet activity, that may be included on a given HD Disc, then right now, HD-DVD is your best choice. It remains to be seen, over the next few months what the BD camp will develop in the way of these niceties.

If you are a big Disney fan and you really, really think that your dad wants to see Disney movies, sourced completely in HD, then Blu Ray may be the way to go for you. If not, then HD-DVD may make a better "Short term," solution. Both solutions (HD DVD and Blu Ray) can play and in similar ways, enhance the Standard DVD watching experience. So there is virtually no movie, that you can not enjoy, with either solution. The Disc selections of either HD format are super slim relative to the current DVD title availability, but are growing weekly. There are good and bad releases in both formats... it's up to the individual to decide if the selection choices are at all attractive.

Bottom line, ask yourself, what do you want to invest, for what you expect to get, for said investment! The answer to this, will generally drive your format decision.

Oh and do not listen to anyone telling you that either format is going away soon... While it would have been ideal to have just one format, the reality is that there are two and neither is going to concede any time soon. So any HD format investment that you make, will not necessarily be a bad one! Although, if you do decide that Blu Ray is the best for you, you may want to wait to buy a BR player model until after October 2007. There are some BR specification changes coming at the beginning of October, that you may not want to miss as the current generation of BR players may not be upgradable to this specification. This is not a concern, should you choose to go with HD DVD, as the specifications for this format were solidified some time ago. If the cost of the investment is a concern for you as it is for most, I encourage you to do some home work.
If price is not a object, you may want to look into the upcoming Combo Blu Ray and HD DVD Player(s). This will cover both formats.

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Some Blu Ray info: http://www.blu-ray.com/
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Nicely put by a red sunglass wearing hd-dvd fanboy, please stop smoking crack!
Now with your Blu glasses lets see you try to disprove any of what you quoted in this reply of yours. You KNOW it is true, so WHY do you make such comments?

1. MANY (not Most) HD DVDs have a SD version on the other side. This is a FACT.

2. The PQ is about the same now that Blu-ray has improved to HD DVD PQ levels. Unlike YOU, I own both and have them calibrated for my display and I still give a slight edge overall to HD DVD, but the difference in basically moot. SO equal PQ is another FACT.

3. HD DVD DOES in fact have more interactive features because the HD DVD format is a completed spec while the BD format is still a work in process. Another FACT.

4. HD DVD players ARE pretty cheap now. The HD-A2 can be bought for about $238.00 plus you get 5 free HD DVD movies with a lavue of $100.00+. Net cost of the player after free movie value is $138.00. Blu-ray players on the other hand cost about $450.00 but also offer 5 free BD movies with a value of $100.00+, so the net cost after free movies is $350.00. So blu-ray players currently cost 2.54 times more money than a HD DVD player. This is another FACT!!!

So really the only one on crack here must be you, or you are willing to spout BS instead of being honest.
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Nice job Omega Man ! I thought that funny about the BD fanboy stuff too, ha ha !

I never thought of those links, those will be very helpful for him. Hopefully he'll look at them LoL !

Nice post.

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In regards to 300, the HD DVD version has more interactive features than the Blu-ray version. I believe the blu-ray version however has lossless audio while the HD DVD version does not (if that's important to you).

Ultimately, you'll probably want to be able to play both formats. I don't believe either is going anywhere anytime soon. So figure out how much you want to spend now and make a choice. The Toshiba HD-A2 is availabe for $238 on Amazon and you can get 5 free movies with it. The cheapest Blu-ray I believe is close to $450.

You could probably buy HD DVD now and wait a few months and blu-ray will likely drop some more and you can buy that too. Wait long enough and total cost spent on both could be similiar to total cost for blu-ray only today.

I would suggest browsing through the title selection as well - some titles are available on both, while others are not. Universal titles are only available on HD DVD and Disney and Sony Pictures (as well as some others) are only available on Blu-ray.

Either way you go, picture and sound are wonderful.
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You could probably buy HD DVD now and wait a few months and blu-ray will likely drop some more and you can buy that too. Wait long enough and total cost spent on both could be similiar to total cost for blu-ray only today.
Exactly the reason I would recommend starting with HD DVD. Though personally I also prefer the movie lineup currently availible on HD DVD to what Blu Ray currently offers.

PS3 is due another $100 price drop this year I reckon. I'm pretty confident it'll be down to 299.99 in the UK (which will be a $250 reduction) before Xmas, retailers are already slashing prices to near them levels despite a 425 RRP just to try and move the things. Shop To (a play.com equivalent) currently have the PS3 listed at 329.99
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In regards to 300, the HD DVD version has more interactive features than the Blu-ray version. I believe the blu-ray version however has lossless audio while the HD DVD version does not (if that's important to you).
For HD DVD, it does have a Dolby TrueHD track.
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Nicely put by a red sunglass wearing hd-dvd fanboy, please stop smoking crack!
Really, you need to call your doctor right away, you are way overly medicated... you are pasting/posting your trash all over..

still love that line of yours in another thread "the SD version of KK upconverted on the PS3 is better than the HD DVD version" That will be added to the HDF Hall of Flame right along with "Bluray will win, cuz I said so, HAHAH"
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Like mshulman stated, the HD DVD version has more interactive features, but he was wrong about the lossless audio track being missing from the HD DVD version. It has a DtHD soundtrack which IS lossless also as Omega Man pointed out.
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