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post #1 of 49 Old 03-02-2006, 10:37 AM - Thread Starter
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Ursa told me to do it so I did...and no that doesn't mean I'll jump off the Brooklyn Bridge.

Oh...and unified format can also be taken to read 'Last man standing' if you'd like....
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post #2 of 49 Old 03-02-2006, 10:45 AM - Thread Starter
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I'm waiting on PC implementation issues personally....but will certaintly be tempted by a PS3 w/ Bluray in the interim. I do think the PS3 is coming before a good PC solution so it will definitly be tempting.
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what!!???!!....no one rooting for WMVHD ?
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I want a unified format because the dual format crap annoys me.

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Will buy BD player immediately and will only rent disks until there is only one format.

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post #6 of 49 Old 03-02-2006, 01:45 PM - Thread Starter
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that's an interesting idea especially with netflix potentially carrying disks
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waiting on Other....

First HDMI 1.3 implementation for support of audio formats

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I don't know what all the fuss is about. Yeah, I would like to have some sort of HD player and recorder with removable media. But here is why I don't think the time is yet right to buy... 1) there's not going to be a wide choice of movies, 2) Blu-Ray vs. HD DVD format war, 3) I understand the new recorders will not be able to record any better resolution than what we have now, 4) I understand that the studios may not allow full HD resolution on selected titles (I'm not sure if I understand the logic on this), 5) why sweat spending boo coos of money on the above when you've got a good choice of HD movies on HDNet, HBO, Showtime, etc.

The studios and equipment manufacturers have an initially bad business model going in. Give it a few years and maybe they will have their act together.
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Ursa told me to do it so I did...and no that doesn't mean I'll jump off the Brooklyn Bridge.
:)

My office faces Central Park, so I couldn't watch, even if you did.
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The studious and CE companies need to come clean with a full explanation of the "digital rights management" features of these formats, complete with the scenario for the future.

There is too much potential for arbitary software changes in these formats. It is too confusing.
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Go Blu-ray ftw. I want the largest storage capacity the most. That is the most appealing to me. 30gb max for HD-dvd , and they have working 100gb discs for Blu-ray. Now that doesn't mean the 100gb discs will be out or will be cheap anytime soon, they should eventually surface.
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I'm waiting for 2nd generation with bugs worked out and possibly more features like support for SACD.

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It's all about the titles.
My first VCR was a VHS player, although, at the time, the Beta format was considered technically superior. Why VHS? When you went to the video store they had one rack of Beta titles and the rest of the store was VHS titles. This was in the Chicago area and I think the west coast was just the opposite. But, it came down to the availability of having the movies I wanted to watch. That was VHS.

So, I'm on the fence until I see what titles are available from the studios in September.
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Waiting for the first one that is hacked :D

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I won't buy into either format until it's obvious which one is winning (assuming BOTH don't just barely limp along as niche products going nowhere)...AND I'm satisified that "rights management" bullsh!t won't unreasonably inhibit my ability to watch movies AND the technology proves to be reliable, etc.
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Waiting for the first one that is hacked :D
Your going to be waiting a LONG time.
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I'm going to wait (as if i can do enything else here) for a dual player. I don't think they are far from us...

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Interesting the fact that nobody else cares about the real problem: Lack of software/new releases. DVHS failed because people got tired to see another Terminator 3 version and both BD ad HD-DVD are showing the same path. I will buy BOTH if I see new releases in HD format at Blockbuster but I have a feeling that this will not happen the next 2 years.

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Go Blu-ray ftw. I want the largest storage capacity the most. That is the most appealing to me. 30gb max for HD-dvd , and they have working 100gb discs for Blu-ray. Now that doesn't mean the 100gb discs will be out or will be cheap anytime soon, they should eventually surface.

They've shown prototype BD-100 as well as HD DVD 45, but HD DVD could potentially go Quad Layer, or DL/DS for 90GB.

As it stands, BD-50 is on the way, but not up to the 80% yields of SL, so BD-100 is no where near production capable. I doubt HD DVD 45 is viable either.

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Interesting the fact that nobody else cares about the real problem: Lack of software/new releases. DVHS failed because people got tired to see another Terminator 3 version and both BD ad HD-DVD are showing the same path. I will buy BOTH if I see new releases in HD format at Blockbuster but I have a feeling that this will not happen the next 2 years.
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Go to Netflix. You'll see new releases of HD DVD in the next month. And BD in the next three.

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Other: I want to see just how crippling and consumer-hostile the DRM scheme will be.

If I can't do at least what I can do with DVD's using the new formats, I will be inclined to ignore the whole thing.

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The 2 formats are on the fence - not us.

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Your going to be waiting a LONG time.
The studios are hoping big time on that....


we will see

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After surviving the VHS/Beta wars and the video disk wars,, I did choose VHS and Laser disk.
I'm sitting this one out. john
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I waiting to see if BD has 7.1 analog outs.

If it does not I will wait a long time.

I'm not going to replace my receiver because somebody else wants me to.

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I really like the war on the forums. Its much more entertaining than the real war. BR and HDDVD have become just like Ford vs. GM, Republican vs. Democrat, OU vs. Texas. Its hilarios.
Keep it going!
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Waiting for PC support to be worked out....and I'm waiting to move into my house so I can buy an NEC plasma first :) BUT mostly its the PC support so I can buy 1 of each drive if needed, have my own dual format player :)
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Voted other, meaning I can't buy either until there are reasonably clear statements from most software firms, as from Sony, that 1080 DVDs won't be coded for downrezzing to 960X540. That reduced rez isn't acceptable for my 1080i CRT RPTV. -- John
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