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Old 5th January, 2008, 04:24 PM
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Warner Bros gives all its hi-def loving to Blu-ray

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Warner Bros is abandoning HD-DVD to settle down in monogamous bliss with Sony's Blu-ray. The company today cited "consumer demand" for its decision to stop selling HD-DVD-format movie titles at the end of May. It is the only movie major to sell high-definition DVDs in both formats, but has already tired of playing the field.
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New Line Cinemas will also be dropping HD-DVD support (they are a Warner subsidiary).
New Line drops HD DVD as well - DVDTOWN.com

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Old 5th January, 2008, 05:47 PM
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I've only got 2 Blu-Ray titles, so far, Planet Earth and Blade Runner (with a few HD scenes).
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That two more than me! But I have 5 free oldies on the way...came with.... BTW Hooray-BluRay for my side! ":O}
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Old films in HD, aren't quite as good as films made for HD. But, still better than DVD. You get a picture which is comparable to what you would see in a cinema, complete with dust spots, etc.

This is well worth the money:
Planet Earth (TV series) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
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Old 5th January, 2008, 08:10 PM
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Try to avoid bragging of riches...but have had Comcast HD for a while now. Completely killed my trips to the DVD store! Rented Spyderman 3 (BlueRay) to try it out...( mail in wait on those free disks!) Seemed comparable to Comcast HDTV

Agree with you about old films being converted... did you know our PS3 has a DVD upgrade feature? Have you tried it yet?

Been watching in breathless awe as Planet Earth unfolds, this is around my thrid or fourth time though the series, always running on one HD channel or another":O}
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HD-DVD is far from dead......
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If the issue really is that consumers are holding off buying HD-DVD, Bluray and DVD discs until things settle, then it might not be too long before studios decide to settle on one format, despite manufacturers.
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Old 8th January, 2008, 02:21 PM
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HD-DVD is far from dead......
Neither, Blu-Ray or HD-DVD is all that alive. Together they account for just 1% of movie sales. Old DVDs are still king of the hill.

However, things can only get worse for HD-DVD from here on. Paramount will most likely jump ship before too long.
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Paramount wont leave Universal and Universal wont leave Paramount and thats a sure bet. The only thing that nobody thinks is that if Blu-Ray becomes the only HD format then the prices can only go up. Its because of Toshiba and HD-DVD that SONY lowered the BD300 price to 350$, Samsung selling the BD1400 at 300-350$ and Philips making a new Blu-Ray player for 350$.
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I think the prices are still settling down after the blue laser fix. They will still only go down from here.

Has anyone ever seen blu-ray and HD dvd side by side? I see the difference.
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I have not seen them side by side, Which is better and are they on equally comparable players?
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From what I have read, the differences are generally not all that great, and depend to a large extent on the source transfer process used; sometimes the HD-DVD version looks better than the Blu-Ray, sometimes it's the other way 'round, and sometimes they both look like crap because the source wasn't that great to start with.
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On one hand HD-DVD is better cause the laser burns the disk with bigger gaps between data than Blu-Ray thus making it harder to destroy if scratched.
On the other hand Blu-Ray can reach up to 50GB while HD-DVD goes up to 30GB, however i doubt there are any movies that surpass even the 20GB mark.
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BlurRay, to me, is a good as Comcast, HDTV. As Danrok and now you guys mention everything at this point is sourse, but mostly it looks great. Areon Flux in HDTV is as awesome a picture I've ever seen. But I'm no Citique and I'm sure there are things I mis. The 300 was equally amazing in BlueRay.

I don't think anyone is going to upgrade and regreat it.":O}
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I have HD-DVD and no regrets here
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On the other hand Blu-Ray can reach up to 50GB while HD-DVD goes up to 30GB, however i doubt there are any movies that surpass even the 20GB mark.
TDK have already shown off a 100GB recordable Blu-ray disc, and claim they've managed a single sided 200GB Blu-ray disc. From the figures I've seen, I'd say that the majority of HD-DVD movies already surpass the 20GB mark, with some hitting over 27GB. Some of the Blu-ray movies already surpass the 40GB mark.
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Obviously you take into consideration the extra material and not the movie itself. Either way Toshiba has recently announced that they expanded the HD-DVD capacity to 45GB so even if there are movies that reach 30GBs along with their extras i doubt they can reach 45GBs.
Now what would a movie studio use 100GBs for is something i dont know and i dont think it will ever happen.
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Now what would a movie studio use 100GBs for is something i dont know and i dont think it will ever happen.
do you look on the special features of your films, i dont really care if they come with them but alot of my mates only buy the tripple disk specials with 3 times as much film for making of's as there is for the film.

besides if you can buy the same film with or without them for the same price you will get the one with them and im sure they will think of some stuff to put on there
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Either way Toshiba has recently announced that they expanded the HD-DVD capacity to 45GB so even if there are movies that reach 30GBs along with their extras i doubt they can reach 45GBs.
As always, the content will expand to fill all available space. It wasn't so long ago that people were saying that there's no way that the 9GB of DVD could be filled.
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