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I realize that you will not get HD picture quality, but can you play a blu-ray dvd on a standard player? I don't want to continue to buy standard dvds, when I know I will be getting a blu-ray sometime in the future. I would like to begin buying my movies in blu-ray, but need to wait sometime before getting a player.

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I realize that you will not get HD picture quality, but can you play a blu-ray dvd on a standard player? I don't want to continue to buy standard dvds, when I know I will be getting a blu-ray sometime in the future. I would like to begin buying my movies in blu-ray, but need to wait sometime before getting a player.

No you can't. Not the same laser wavelenght frequency. You can play SD DVD on a blu-ray player though.
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They do have hd dvd/dvd combo disks. You can play the sd disk until you buy a hd player. They are a bit higher in price, but you get both sd and hd versions. But no way to play blu ray without a blu ray player. A ps3 is a good way to get blu ray.
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Thanks guys...I guess I'll just stick with my SD player and continue to purchase SD dvds until the HD format settles a bit and prices for players come down. First time in this section of the forum...thanks again for the responses.

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No, do not wait.
Whichever format you decide upon - you seem interested in Bluray - get a new player now. Why? QUite frankly the difference of HD over SD even with upscaling, is nothing short of phenominal.

It's not a question of format wars. The plain and simple fact is high definition 1080p eats DVD alive. The color gradiant over HDMI, the upscaling quality dependant upon the processor in the player, and the available audio options far exceed any percieved benefit of the "wait and see'rs" who feel the format wars will die down.
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Get Netflix and rent. All the money you save you can use to buy a PS3 and some nice Blu-ray titles.
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No, do not wait.
Whichever format you decide upon - you seem interested in Bluray - get a new player now. Why? QUite frankly the difference of HD over SD even with upscaling, is nothing short of phenominal.

It's not a question of format wars. The plain and simple fact is high definition 1080p eats DVD alive. The color gradiant over HDMI, the upscaling quality dependant upon the processor in the player, and the available audio options far exceed any percieved benefit of the "wait and see'rs" who feel the format wars will die down.

You're missing the point. The OP said price was an issue - he's waiting for prices to come down more before he buys in.

I love HD...and I hated that Anti-Consumer format war.

Now that we can move on... Blu-ray > Digital Downloads!
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If price is an issue, wait till end of October...November timeframe.....you may see a $300 Blu-Ray player for Christmas sales or the Sony BDP-S300/S301 will drop in price.
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If price is an issue, wait till end of October...November timeframe.....you may see a $300 Blu-Ray player for Christmas sales or the Sony BDP-S300/S301 will drop in price.

AGREED!

If Blu-Ray is your player of choice, I would think you should start planning on owning one right around Black Friday.

Whatever you decide, just decide. Waiting sucks as an option.

Good luck with your decision!

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The war will rage on for many years until both are replaced by something else. This isn't going to be VHS/Beta this time around. The good thing is the war is probably dropping prices faster than without a war so soon you may be able to go neutral for $500 ($200HDDVD, $300BR). Actually how cheap is an LG in the US? In Canada its only 799 so I guess you can already go neutral for $500US!!

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You're missing the point. The OP said price was an issue - he's waiting for prices to come down more before he buys in.

I agree. Too many people jump in with a definitive opinion w/o knowing any facts. The OP seems to be price sensitive and no one has any idea of his setup. Could be a 25" crt using TV speakers. BD or HD is hardly warranted then. Waiting does not "suck" as an option. Waiting can be the best option, depending on your situation.
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