HD DVD returns and kicks Blu-ray to the gutter

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  1. Festering Boil Frak Registered Senior Member

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    Was wondering what you kids think of this, I think it is a crock, at least I hope it is since I went Blu-Ray...

    "Just when Blu-ray thought it had clear sailing, a tempest has risen in the East: China Blue Hi-definition Disk (CBHD). Toshiba has licensed its HD DVD to them and it will be the unit world leader in HD optical technology in just 12 months."

    http://blogs.zdnet.com/storage/?p=562&1=1
     
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  3. John99 Banned Banned

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    i always thought it would be HD DVD. Blue Ray is not as marketable and not as catchy.
     
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  5. Stryder Keeper of "good" ideas. Valued Senior Member

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    Meh. Neither format will win in the end, we want higher connection speed and all our digital data accessible from a roaming account anywhere in the world. Why have thousands of CDs/DVDs stacked on shelves collecting dust when you can just access a server and download on demand?
     
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  7. Dr Mabuse Percipient Thaumaturgist Registered Senior Member

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    People still trying to pretend Blu Ray didn't win.

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  8. Asguard Kiss my dark side Valued Senior Member

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    whats the point?
    blue ray is everywhere already. Further more anyone who has a playstation has a blue ray player so how the hell would HD break into the market?
     
  9. Stryder Keeper of "good" ideas. Valued Senior Member

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    If the initial story was accurate it will probably be a format developed for DRM with some sort of sneaky "cybersitter" sat hardwired in it's programming.
     
  10. superstring01 Moderator

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    I hope that was tongue in cheek! The words HDDVD are cumbersome and as we all know fifty percent of the battle is getting a cool sounding name.

    Like: "Microsoft Live Search" trying to compete with "Google". What a crock. Well, they learned and came up with a nice onomatopoeia and called their new search engine "Bing" and it's doing great (comparatively).

    Blue Ray has won. China do what it wants, but it's a decade away from being the biggest consumer nation. Right now it's the USA and the EU who account for 32.5 trillion dollars out of a global product of about 60 trillion. That's more than half. Add in Japan, Australia, Canada and... well, you get the point.

    Sorry guys. Betamax is dead. VHS won the Format War. Let it go.

    ~String
     
  11. Festering Boil Frak Registered Senior Member

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

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    And soon enough a solid state (no spinning) disc/chip will come and Blue Ray will be obsolete...
     
  13. phlogistician Banned Banned

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    Fucking 'A' dude. All we need, is Spotify to license HD movies, and well, screw buying bits of plastic to play movies from.

    I love the BBC iPlayer, 4OD, etc, that stuff is the future. We just need more of it.
     
  14. John99 Banned Banned

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    it isnt tongue in cheek. HDTV's have been around for years, there is HD everyhting now even HD radio. The made a mistake with the name.
     
  15. phlogistician Banned Banned

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    Blu Ray is a fucking awful name. It's misspelled, for one thing, and that really gets on my tits. Then, there's the packaging. Cheap blue plastic, looks fucking horrid. Why they had to re-invent the packaging I don't know. Oh, yes I do, it's a lame attempt to justify the price hike.

    If this Chinese system can deliver on price, Blu Ray can kiss it's own ass goodbye.
     
  16. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    The Chinese and India needs to stick together and there you go, 1/3rd of mankind, 80% of pirates...

    Such a huge market that it could be viable until the next standard (solid state) arrives...
     
  17. X-Man2 We're under no illusions. Registered Senior Member

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    Whats bugs me more than who wins this media war, is the fact it will become obsolete before you know it.How many times have you started a collection just to turn around and see something better come along.
     
  18. phlogistician Banned Banned

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    Indeed, DVD has only been around just over a decade. Replacing it already sucks ass, it's blatant profiteering on the behalf of the studios. At least there is an agreement to make Blu Ray players backwardly compatible with DVD, but the price hike to Blu Ray disks is just bogus.

    At least music on CD has had some longevity, although there have been some rather crap contenders (consumer DAT and mini-disk) that failed to usurp it.
     
  19. Nasor Valued Senior Member

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    I think it has more to do with the hardware makes like Toshiba/Sony/Etc. than the movie studios. They needed a higher-definition format to justify everyone buying an expensive new HD TV.
     
  20. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    CD players became obsolete with the first Ipod. So in general it didn't last 2 decades...
     
  21. phlogistician Banned Banned

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    The what?

    Oh, the johnny come lately to the .mp3 player market. Riddle me this, sport, what did people put on their Ipods? Ah yes, music ripped from CDs.

    Only assholes buy their music from iTunes.
     
  22. dsdsds Valued Senior Member

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/01/arts/music/01indu.html


    "Became obsolete" is VERY different than BECOMING obsolete. CDs and CD players will be around for a long time considering how many are out there.
     
  23. domesticated om Interplanetary homesteader Valued Senior Member

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    .....wait til you try to watch those things on a 1080p screen LOL
     
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