Hd Dvd --- R.i.p.

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  1. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    Just incase you haven't heard, but you own a HD DVD player, HD DVD is officially dead. So you might want to list it on Ebay as soon as you can and buy a PS3, so you even get a gameconsol with your Blue ray player...

    The HD DVDs work nicely as coasters!!!

    By the way, we don't buy either or DVDs, because we have OnDemand and get access to so many movies that there is no point in having them on a hard device. Oh yes, and there are the movies on the internet too...
     
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  3. Idle Mind What the hell, man? Valued Senior Member

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    Yes, because all the movies you already purchased for your HDDVD player are immediately useless...
     
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  5. alexb123 The Amish web page is fast! Valued Senior Member

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    blueray was always going to win this. With the PS3 and Sony and also that it is far better technology holding 50 GB. It would have been stupid for HD DVD to have won because in a few years people would be wanting the higher capacity any.
     
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  7. Avatar smoking revolver Valued Senior Member

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    Why would they want the higher capacity? It is high definition video on both discs, if there is a difference, it's not something your eye can see, or you can be aware of.

    Any way, I've yet to switch to DVD.

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  8. orcot Valued Senior Member

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    A small reminder perhaps betamax did had better video and audio quality then VHS. These things are therefore quit unpredictable.
    Besides these higher cpacity's will only have some influence on season boxes, their is yust to much memory on either of them to contain yust 1 movie
     
  9. alexb123 The Amish web page is fast! Valued Senior Member

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    At the moment there is too much memory for a film but future generation films will be much higher then 50 gb. Also, many disc these days come with 2 or 3 DVD's of extras so if they were HD you would be using the 50 gb.
     
  10. Avatar smoking revolver Valued Senior Member

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    There is a limit to the human eye, i.e., there's only so much we can see.
     
  11. alexb123 The Amish web page is fast! Valued Senior Member

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    Avatar that is true but the quality of a picture and improve a great deal. If videos were up to the standard of a glossy magazine the eye would benefit here.
     
  12. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    Not really because they still can be played on a cddvd type of playback machine and there are thousands of titles available. Just have to buy a blu ray machine now if you want more titles for your collection.
     
  13. nietzschefan Thread Killer Valued Senior Member

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    Was going to comment the same thing. Sony lost last time. This time they won. Basically because porn went Blu-Ray(largest sales = porn). They learned their lesson from last time.
     
  14. kmguru Staff Member

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    We still have Betamax machine and a lot of beta tapes. They are in storage since everything is replaced with DVD. Now regular DVD will be replaced by Blu-ray. But the quality of movies will remain poor except a few like Star Wars that are rajor sharp.

    Most movies are shot with soft lenses so that you do not see the hairs of actors/actress on their faces in closeups. Also sets are done same way not to show mistakes or props in detail. So, you wont have a lot of information out of this...but may be future movies will adjust...

    Have you seen Lou Dobb's face vs. the person he interviews. You can see the difference the way the camera is used.

    As to the Bluray, because it has a thinner coating, the rental ones will get damaged very quickly...so let us see how this evolves.
     
  15. alexb123 The Amish web page is fast! Valued Senior Member

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    To add to guru on this. I was reading that a lot of HD films are released in HD as they were filmed in a higher resolution for the cinema. Due to this they can knock out a whole back caterlog of films. However, a lot of them are still not great quality as they are so old.
     
  16. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    Exactly. Other example is digital cameras. Unless you want to print and blow up pictures, you don't need more than 3-4 Mpixels, which is easier to email and keep on storage. Just because technology can do 3-5-10 times more, there is no need.

    Same with storage on HiDef. You don't necesserily have to fill up the whole capacity.

    And yes, last time betamax the better system lost. It depends on lots of factors, not always on the technological superiority...
     
  17. alexb123 The Amish web page is fast! Valued Senior Member

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    Back when it was VHS vs Betamax the consumer was not well educated. These days people research their goods before buying. I would say that the better tech has a far great chance of winning nowadays.
     
  18. orcot Valued Senior Member

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    I've always believed they should revert to the old disquitte system where the little disk is safly in a plastic shell, they would last way longer
     
  19. Xelios We're setting you adrift idiot Registered Senior Member

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    720p looks great, but I can't tell the difference between 720 and 1080 unless I'm watching it on a screen bigger than 50" or so. Even then the difference isn't much. A 720p movie can be compressed to just over 4GB with very small loss of quality, a dual layer DVD could easily hold a 720p movie and another 3-4GB of extras. This whole new format is pointless for consumers if you ask me, only Sony and Hollywood are benefitting from it.
     
  20. Dr Mabuse Percipient Thaumaturgist Registered Senior Member

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    yeah the war is over...

    on the DVD and home theatre forums i'm on this thing has been raging for over two years...

    the better technology won this time...

    Watch this...

    beta was and is the superior technology compared to VHS, and is the format used by TV stations to this day...
     
  21. shorty_37 Go! Canada Go! Registered Senior Member

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    The whole thing confuses me, all these specs and #s mean nothing to me. That is why I leave all this tech stuff up to the man lol

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  22. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    Did he make the right choice?
     
  23. nietzschefan Thread Killer Valued Senior Member

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    He's trying. I now want a playstation 3 - pretty much just for the blu-ray and it's a powerfull system(for some reason(microsoft) not many games).

    I refuse to reward shitty marketing schemes (microsoft/nintento). She can't find a wii, if that's the case this sunday still - we get an PS3.
     
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