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Old 10-23-2007, 09:11 AM
 
Location: TX
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Hands down Blu-ray is superior to HD-DVD. ...
You are obviously entitled to your opinion, but this statement you made is exaggeration at best. PQ is pretty much neck-and-neck w/ the 2 formats. If from your exp., B-r looked so much more superior to H-D, then perhaps you saw it on a cheap sub-$200 H-D player or a poorly made H-D disc. Watch "Matrix", "F&F 3", or "Transformers" on HD-DVD on a high end Toshiba player and I thiink you'll reconsider saying "hands down Blu-ray is superior".
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Old 10-24-2007, 07:22 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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You are obviously entitled to your opinion, but this statement you made is exaggeration at best. PQ is pretty much neck-and-neck w/ the 2 formats. If from your exp., B-r looked so much more superior to H-D, then perhaps you saw it on a cheap sub-$200 H-D player or a poorly made H-D disc. Watch "Matrix", "F&F 3", or "Transformers" on HD-DVD on a high end Toshiba player and I thiink you'll reconsider saying "hands down Blu-ray is superior".
I watched "300" on a collegues blue-ray and HD player-- he has both...and the blue-ray looks much better in my opinion...sorry to burst your bubble! :-)
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Old 10-24-2007, 10:52 AM
 
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I watched "300" on a collegues blue-ray and HD player-- he has both...and the blue-ray looks much better in my opinion...sorry to burst your bubble! :-)
What HD-DVD player does he have? XBox 360? Toshiba (which model)? I ask b/c not all HD-DVD players are 1080p, the cheaper ones are 1080i, which would account for the quality difference.

BTW, it's Blu-ray, not blue-ray.
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Old 10-25-2007, 05:23 PM
 
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IMO, all statements are bias b'c you need to take into consideration the quality of the television and the dvd player. DO YOUR HOMEWORK.

Also, not all movies are being released on HD-DVD and Blu-Ray. Some are in the HD-DVD format and some are in the Blue-Ray format. I'm sure in the end it won't be like that but as for now, that may be something you take into consideration.

I really think it's too early in the game to tell who's going to "win out"!
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Old 10-25-2007, 10:30 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Talking Blu-ray!

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IMO, all statements are bias b'c you need to take into consideration the quality of the television and the dvd player. DO YOUR HOMEWORK.

Also, not all movies are being released on HD-DVD and Blu-Ray. Some are in the HD-DVD format and some are in the Blue-Ray format. I'm sure in the end it won't be like that but as for now, that may be something you take into consideration.

I really think it's too early in the game to tell who's going to "win out"!
On second thought...who cares! Just buy whatever you can afford. Obviously people on here want to 'fight' about everything. No one ever wins in these situations. I'm buying BLU-RAY!

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Old 10-26-2007, 09:10 AM
 
Location: TX
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^ The ongoing "war" is one reason why I haven't committed buying a format yet. (I'd either get an HD-DVD player or a combo player if I had to choose today.) So for others who are also on the fence, get a high quality, up-converting DVD player. I bought an OPPO '980 DVD player and have been very happy with it. It up-converts 480p DVDs to 1080p and it almost looks like hi-def. (I know what hi-def looks like b/c I have OTA HD on my TV .)
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Old 10-30-2007, 11:25 PM
 
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I like blue-ray for technology reasons. It is a superior technology, but that doesn't make it the winning choice.

Personally, I am not touching either until a winner is decided. I got burned on beta and VHS a long time ago. Beta I chose because I figured "Hey, its the superior technology", but that wasn't what other people were thinking.

So, I will wait. Someone is going to lose the battle. I will move to whoever does win.
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Old 11-02-2007, 09:47 AM
 
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Wall-Mart is selling HD-DVD players for $98. Best Buy is also selling HD-DVD players for $99. While quantities last!
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Old 11-02-2007, 10:18 PM
 
Location: TX
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I heard about the WM $100 deal for that entry level Toshiba HD-DVD player. I think it also includes some free HD-DVD discs. These kinds of deals will help HD-DVD beat Blu-ray.
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Old 11-03-2007, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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Wall-Mart is selling HD-DVD players for $98. Best Buy is also selling HD-DVD players for $99. While quantities last!
No doubt such low prices will kill off Blue Ray.
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