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Old 01-26-2008, 02:37 PM
 
Location: North Adams, MA
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Just before the beginning of the recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Warner Brothers announced it was going to stop making discs for HD-DVD in order to back only Blu-ray. According to a Computerworld story, this past week the sales of HD DVD players dropped to 1,758, down from 14,558 players the week before. In contrast, consumers bought 21,770 Blu-ray Disc players, up from 15,257 the previous week.

HD-DVD units have been cut in price again, supposedly to increase market share, but I think they are dumping the players left in stock before the final annoucement.

To me, the format wars are over, except for the surrender announcement from Toshiba and HD-DVD.
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Old 02-16-2008, 10:31 PM
 
Location: MO Ozarkian in NE Hoosierana
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Wink Blu-Ray to be announced the winner...

Add to the above the announcement yesterday by Wal-Mart that they will stop selling players and discs in the HD-DVD format...

Today @ PC World Wal-Mart To Carry Blu-ray Only, Third Strike Against HD DVD This Week (http://blogs.pcworld.com/staffblog/archives/006498.html - broken link)

Contrast the above w/ the announcement not so long ago that WallyWorld was pushing this same format down everyone's throat - thankfully, the better format triumphed over mass marketing and their golden money making calf. Wal-Mart Names HD DVD the Winner - Talk Back - Digital Trends
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Old 02-19-2008, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Default the war is just about over

looks like Blu-Ray has more or less won the war

Toshiba quits HD DVD business (AP) by AP: Yahoo! Tech

the only major supporter HD-DVD seems to have lefy is Microsoft
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Old 02-20-2008, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Ocean Shores, WA
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When I see Blue-Ray demo setups at the store, they don't look any better than what I get from my own DVD player which upconverts all disks to 1080 which is the resolution of my plasma TV.

Am I missing something here?
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Old 02-21-2008, 04:44 PM
 
Location: SoCal - Sherman Oaks & Woodland Hills
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Just before the beginning of the recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Warner Brothers announced it was going to stop making discs for HD-DVD in order to back only Blu-ray. According to a Computerworld story, this past week the sales of HD DVD players dropped to 1,758, down from 14,558 players the week before. In contrast, consumers bought 21,770 Blu-ray Disc players, up from 15,257 the previous week.

HD-DVD units have been cut in price again, supposedly to increase market share, but I think they are dumping the players left in stock before the final annoucement.

To me, the format wars are over, except for the surrender announcement from Toshiba and HD-DVD.
Litlux posted this almost one month ago. He was pretty much dead on. We now ask you for the lotto numbers if you have them.
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Old 04-17-2008, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Tower Grove East, St. Louis, MO
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The other thing that's important to know, is that they sell a lot of older movies on Blu-Ray, and while they're remastered, they're not all that much better than the DVD version because they weren't filmed in HD.

To really see what Blu-Ray can do you need a big, 1080 HD TV, and an action movie that was really filmed in HD. Otherwise, it's not all that much better.
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Old 04-19-2008, 07:01 PM
 
Location: California
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Which one is better and why??
price about the same,
the kids at the store say buy a playstation 3 and use it for blue ray, I don't play games so why would I do that?
I think this is the old Beta vs VHS all over again...

Get Blu-Ray. HD-DVD will be discontinued.
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Old 11-12-2009, 05:36 PM
 
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i wont to play my apple ipod thought my panasonic blue-ray player is this possible?
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Old 11-16-2009, 09:17 AM
 
Location: sowf jawja
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The other thing that's important to know, is that they sell a lot of older movies on Blu-Ray, and while they're remastered, they're not all that much better than the DVD version because they weren't filmed in HD.

To really see what Blu-Ray can do you need a big, 1080 HD TV, and an action movie that was really filmed in HD. Otherwise, it's not all that much better.

you couldn't be more wrong.
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Old 11-18-2009, 08:48 AM
 
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To whatever newbie resurrected this post from the dead, one question - Why?
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