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Universal: HD DVD is here to stay

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Old 01-26-2008, 11:15 AM   #16  
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The HD DVD standalone recorders can burn HD content onto a $.25 dvd-r. It will in fact burn 2 full hours of 720p in mpeg4 format.
Indeed, such recorders have been "anounced", but the fact remains that they are:
- rather expensive; >$1,000 at best
- unavailable, except in Japan
- lack format agreement between manufacturers
So, I would say that while the may exist, they are hardly available and do little more than provide a "glimpse into the distant future".

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HD DVD and Blu-ray blanks are currently very expensive however (around $10 each) but only HD DVD recorders can burn onto dvd-r. Hopefully they will be released soon in the US, as one was announced at CES (but no release timeframe).
I think what you meant to say was that "only HD DVD recorders can burn HD onto dvd-r".

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As HD DVRs become more popular, owners will increasingly want to archive HD material off their hard drive. Currently, there is no easy way to do it and either you need to burn it in SD or lose it.
Indeed, and so it would behoove all parties involved to reach an agreement as some point.
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Old 01-28-2008, 06:04 AM   #17  
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Probably a dumb question, but when these guys talk about "reaching an agreement", what exactly are they going to agree upon? Blu-ray and HD-DVD are two incompatible formats, right? So the only agreement would have to be something along the lines of "We'll give up our format and start manufacturing players in your format", correct?

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Probably a dumb question, but when these guys talk about "reaching an agreement", what exactly are they going to agree upon? Blu-ray and HD-DVD are two incompatible formats, right? So the only agreement would have to be something along the lines of "We'll give up our format and start manufacturing players in your format", correct?

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He is hoping the foolish companies that placed all their marbles in the HD DVD bag can get a piece of the Blu-ray pie by agreeing to end the HD DVD run. From a technical standpoint, I am not aware of anything that Blu-ray needs from the HD DVD Group patents or technical innovations portfolio. I don't think any agreement will be reached and Toshiba, Universal and Paramount will soon be forced to fold up their tent and go to the Blu-ray convention center or be left out in the rain. All Toshiba, Universal and Paramount are trying to do is get something for what is basically nothing now, saying sayonara to HD DVD. The companies all missed their opportunity last year in my opinion.

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I seem to remember another format war - PC and Mac. Years later, both are still around and both are doing well. Go figure...........
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