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Old 02-05-2008, 05:53 PM   #31  
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Format----- Blu-ray

Studio Support %---- 70%

SAL Support under $150----No

Added Studio Support----- No Upgrade Available


Conclusion----- Blu-ray = Studio Support - HD DVD Studio Support + HD DVD player price * 2.67

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Old 02-05-2008, 05:59 PM   #32  
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Conclusion----- Blu-ray = Studio Support - HD DVD Studio Support
Conclusion= BD clearly wins out in studio support.

I am really curious what HD DVD supporters are going to do when the PS3 2.0 upgrade and the 2.0 SAL hit the market. I guess it will be all price issues then. Still probably be a bunch of the "HD DVD had it first" talk.
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Format----- Blu-ray

Studio Support %---- 70%

SAL Support under $150----No

Added Studio Support----- No Upgrade Available


Conclusion----- Blu-ray = Studio Support - HD DVD Studio Support + HD DVD player price * 2.67
HD DVD Studio Support * 2.33 = BD Studio Support
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Old 02-05-2008, 06:15 PM   #34  
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Conclusion= BD clearly wins out in studio support.

I am really curious what HD DVD supporters are going to do when the PS3 2.0 upgrade and the 2.0 SAL hit the market. I guess it will be all price issues then. Still probably be a bunch of the "HD DVD had it first" talk.
Sure, Blu-ray has 70% of the studio support and HD DVD the other 30%. But as neither format offers all the studios, one has to get both formats for that. The cheapest HD DVD player on Amazon is the A3 at $121 and the cheapest BD player is the Sharp at $322. Buy both and presto, you're Purple at $443. Not bad. Not bad at all. Do note however that the Blu-ray component is 73% of the cost. That does not consider that the HD DVD player also offers 7 free movies compared with zero for Blu-ray.
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Sure, Blu-ray has 70% of the studio support and HD DVD the other 30%. But as neither format offers all the studios, one has to get both formats for that. The cheapest HD DVD player on Amazon is the A3 at $121 and the cheapest BD player is the Sharp at $322. Buy both and presto, you're Purple at $443. Not bad. Not bad at all. Do note however that the Blu-ray component is 73% of the cost. That does not consider that the HD DVD player also offers 7 free movies compared with zero for Blu-ray.

Few people that don't have enthusiast before there name are going to buy 2 players to watch HDM. HDM is dead, which many think is OK just as long as BD doesn't win out.
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Few people that don't have enthusiast before there name are going to buy 2 players to watch HDM. HDM is dead, which many think is OK just as long as BD doesn't win out.
You're right. If they buy, they'd buy only one format. Later, they may or may not buy the other format, depending on circumstances.
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You're right. If they buy, they'd buy only one format. Later, they may or may not buy the other format, depending on circumstances.
You are trying to talk sense to a , bruce. He thinks he must defend BD against us evil HD DVD supporters and point out KNOWN information to us, as if we don't realize HD DVD is way behind. He is liek many other BD supporters that only think about thier own needs and not what the average consumer would buy into. For me and many other people, the bottom line is.... wait for it.... it's coming..... I'll spell it out for the people in attendance.....

P R I C E

HD DVDs price advantage never had a chance to prove itself... teh BDA made sure of that as well as that gaming console.
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Old 02-05-2008, 07:32 PM   #38  
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Ok guys, I don't think any of you will get anywhere with the other person across the fence

In reality:
HDDVD - Best Pricing & Most Mature format/players
Blu-Ray - Most Studio support and larger choice of playback devices

What people select (unless they don't buy both, or refuse to buy into it due to confusion) will vary wildly. Some people can't afford $300 for a player, and want to get into the game by getting an A3 (HDDVD). Others will want the most selection of movies and gets a Blu-Ray player.
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Ok guys, I don't think any of you will get anywhere with the other person across the fence

In reality:
HDDVD - Best Pricing & Most Mature format/players
Blu-Ray - Most Studio support and larger choice of playback devices

What people select (unless they don't buy both, or refuse to buy into it due to confusion) will vary wildly. Some people can't afford $300 for a player, and want to get into the game by getting an A3 (HDDVD). Others will want the most selection of movies and gets a Blu-Ray player.
Well said. IMO, the detractor we have been beating on should have stayed out of the thread anyway, since it deals with existing HD DVD supporters for the most part. I sure wouldn't go crapping on a similar BD thread.
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Old 02-05-2008, 09:41 PM   #40  
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It may be true that around 70 percent of home video titles will be on Blu-ray Disc once Warner stops supporting HD DVD, but your high-def disc library simply won’t be complete if it’s exclusively BD. Right now, for example, mega-hits such as “Shrek the Third,” “Transformers,” “Knocked Up” and all three titles in the Bourne series are available only on HD DVD. Barring a sudden change of heart by Universal and Paramount/Dreamworks, the same will be true of upcoming releases such as “American Gangster,” “Bee Movie,” and “Beowolf.” Granted, there also are plenty of must-have BD exclusives – the Spider-Man and Pirates of the Caribbean trilogies come immediately to mind. But we’re not arguing against adopting Blu-ray; we’re citing reasons it makes sense to embrace HD DVD.
so what would it be if it was exclusively HD-DVD then??

Knocked up? Superbad was 10000 times better and it's blu.

Shrek the 3rd? Blu has Ratatouille and I hear it's doing quite well.

Transformers would be nice to have on bluray but we both know it'll come out eventually.
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so what would it be if it was exclusively HD-DVD then??
It would not be compete either, but you'd still have the better titles.

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Knocked up? Superbad was 10000 times better and it's blu.
The Bourne Trilogy. American Gangster. Transformers. The Mission Impossible Trilogy. Hellboy II. Iron Man. Cloverfield. Sweeney Todd. Star Trek. Indiana Jones ...

Yeah, Blu-ray has good titles, but like I said HD DVD still has better titles on a better format.

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Shrek the 3rd? Blu has Ratatouille and I hear it's doing quite well.
Animations & cartoons... Beowulf, Bee Movie, Kung-Fu Panda, Madagascar, Monsters vs Aliens, Shark Tale, Veggie Tales, Wallace & Grmmit, Over the Hedge, Flushed Away ... Nice to have, but they're mostly for kids. And even if Disney started supporting HD DVD I'd still buy many of their releases on DVD that didn't interest me.

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Transformers would be nice to have on bluray but we both know it'll come out eventually.
Uh huh, I'm sure you do.
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Few people that don't have enthusiast before there name are going to buy 2 players to watch HDM. HDM is dead, which many think is OK just as long as BD doesn't win out.
I don´t get it, why is HDM dead?
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Does me cheap BD burner/player qualify as a stand alone? Just wondering. And if by chance HD DVD actually sold burners at the price of BD burners,,,would they be considered stand alones? As far as me be concerned, BD is more complete than HD DVD since BD encompasses all aspects of HD. Not just players.
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so what would it be if it was exclusively HD-DVD then??

Knocked up? Superbad was 10000 times better and it's blu.

Shrek the 3rd? Blu has Ratatouille and I hear it's doing quite well.

Transformers would be nice to have on bluray but we both know it'll come out eventually.
@ 1000 times better because you are talking about personal tastes! That has no business here! Superbad vs Knocked Up? Adult movie vs teenage boy movie. Ratatouille vs. Shrek 3, both good and both had great PQ! Transforemers? Might as well buy the SD version cuz you may be waiting years, regardless of what dipstick Micheal Bay says.

Please think before you jump into thread. If you want to counter the 3 reasons to stick with HD DVD, you gotta do better than that!
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Anyone who is celebrating Blue Ray victories is a moron. Plain and simple. I mean, what are you guys so excited about? There is no "we won" check in the mail for you. And the end result of BD vs HD war ending is not something anyone should be happy about for sure, the end result is "OUR MONEY" will be snatched. If you think Sony will lower their prices NOW!!!......you must not have been around when Betamax lost to vhs. Sony is about to jack each and every one of us for all the money they didn't get from us back then.
Put it this way..... If any of us owned a format that was the only available one, we would probably RAISE the current prices of our discs and make more money. Sony's new slogan should be "pay thru the nose joe public, we won, now we got you" All the BD fanboys will be singing we won for the next year, and in the end, when discs are still over 30 a pop a year from now, they will disappear from these boards or come up with reasons to spend so much on BD. We could have all had HD at a reasonable price, but unfortunately Sony learned from the oil companies so enjoy your 3.5 buck a gallon BD movies. The consumer is the loser,only Sony is the winner, BD fanboys.....you guys fall under the consumer category since you can't figure it out on your own.
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