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Old 1st December, 2007, 11:29 PM
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Newegg has a Lite On Blu Ray for $189.00. That price is far too high for me to even consider it. But I'm the antithesis of an early adopter. This format competition is going to have to have a clear winner before I spend any money on another DVD drive.
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I don't think there will ever be a clear winner, or if there even needs to be one.

The "format war" used to be often compared to VHS vs. Betamax, but it's not the same situation at all. I think the war, was just a good marketing ploy which worked in the favor of both sides.

Some movies may only ever be available on one format. Sony isn't that likely to licence some of it's own movies on HD-DVD.

But, in a few years time, it's likely that downloading HD movies will be a possibility. So, long as you have compliant hardware, of some kind, you'll be able to download all HD movies.

For the Blu-ray BD-Live Profile 2.0 standard a net connection is mandatory. So, you may have a HD player which also has a hard drive. You would then choose a movie to watch online, and choose a licence. So, the movie may only be watchable for a specific period of time. Similar to renting a video.
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