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 Post subject: Blu-ray & HD-DVD
PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 1:45 pm 
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Anyone using these disc formats yet?
What do you think of the new tech, so far?

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I followed this 'war' quite closely for a while Tony, but I don't know where we are at the moment. Unless something's happened I don't know about I'll be waiting a lot longer before I buy into this -- quality of machine, material available, etc.

I'll happily sample blu-ray if somebody wants to buy me a PS3. :roll:

But I don't think I'd ever be really happy using a playstation as a DVD player. Meanwhile I'm very happy with my Sony upscaler, at least until high definition DVDs are cheap and common.


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I have heard rumours of a duel Blu-ray/HD-DVD player being on the near horizon, which should solve the problem of buying the high def equivalent of Beta-Max.


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I notice theToshiba HD-E1 is a lot cheaper recently, as low as £302 here:

http://www.digitaldirect.co.uk//products_moreinfo3/index.asp?product_id=11681&referredby=WINDOW

and not much more in shops like Currys and Dixons, not that you'd ever buy anything from there. But blu-ray taking over the world anyway, I hear...


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Re above:

http://www.itpro.co.uk/news/107799/cebit-2007-bluray-association-has-threeyear-plan-to-replace-dvds.html


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 Post subject: Blu Ray v HD DVD
PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2007 10:09 pm 
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Its the same old battle all over again that consumers faced, as has been observed many times already, between VHS and Betamax. Sony (in the Blu Ray corner ) have, in my opinion made the same mistake of not allowing the porno industry to easily duplicate discs in their format. Since the adult industry very often leads in new technology where more sedate consumers hesitate to jump - think internet, video etc - this could be a bad omen.

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Andy wrote:
Toshiba HD-E1 is a lot cheaper recently, as low as £302...


Now dropped to £231.60 from Amazon!

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Recent news items claim that blu-ray have won the hi-def competition.
Did anyone make the wrong choice?

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Tony's correct - a lot of the big players have been making statements along the lines of "Blu-Ray good, HD-DVD bad".

Tbh, though, it's pretty irrelevant in my view, as DVD is still good enough for most people, and digital distribution will probably overtake Blu-Ray within the next few years anyway. It's PS3 owners and early adopters who're using Blu-Ray right now & that's about it.

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