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I recall a few months back, there was an article posted on projectorcentral.com where the author skewered Sony and all be declared that HD DVD has already won. As an HD DVD supporter, even I wouldn't make some of the astounding claims that he made in that piece.

I went to the site to see if it was still posted and apparently, someone took it down. What happened to that article? Am I the only one who remembers it?

EDIT: Found the article. Read it and wonder...

http://www.projectorcentral.com/blu-ray_2.htm
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I recall a few months back, there was an article posted on projectorcentral.com where the author skewered Sony and all be declared that HD DVD has already won. As an HD DVD supported, even I wouldn't make some of the astounding claims that he made in that piece.

I went to the site to see if it was still posted and apparently, someone took it down. What happened to that article? Am I the only one who remembers it?

EDIT: Found the article. Read it and wonder...

http://www.projectorcentral.com/blu-ray_2.htm


Are you serious? man somehow i feel bad for HD DVD now.

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Are you serious? man somehow i feel bad for HD DVD now.

Don't feel bad. HD DVD is still the more consumer friendly format. At least we're not victims of Sony trying to foist yet another proprietary format onto us.
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Don't feel bad. HD DVD is still the more consumer friendly format. At least we're not victims of Sony trying to foist yet another proprietary format onto us.

I cant tell, i dont use HD DVD anymore. But maybe you are right, i really dont know wich format is more consumer friendly.

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i remeber the article well, it helped sway me to buy into HD-DVD. At the time the article was written, everything he said was true. HD-DVD was half the money, better picture, and more movies at that time. the rules have changed somewhat, although 1 is still certainly true, 2 seems to be true most of the time (even those who own both often say the HDDVD looks a little better. 3. the selection of content has exploded on both sides, the long term advantage appears to favor blu-ray, but assesing things from right now, it appears that HD-DVD still has some clear advantages. here is a thought. given the tremendous advantages that hd-dvd enjoyed out of the gate - would BD have survived wihtout the backing of major industry power houses like sony? i think not. if tosh had launched BD and the others backed HD-DVD. HD-DVD would have won long ago IMHO.
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Don't feel bad. HD DVD is still the more consumer friendly format. At least we're not victims of Sony trying to foist yet another proprietary format onto us.

Last i heard, HD-DVD was more proprietary than blu-ray. you still need a specialized player to play either one, and there are more player options available for BD than there are for HD. both are backwards compatible.

i guess toshiba got one over on you...
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Last i heard, HD-DVD was more proprietary than blu-ray. you still need a specialized player to play either one, and there are more player options available for BD than there are for HD. both are backwards compatible.

i guess toshiba got one over on you...

Not w/CD's!
Guess Sony got one over on you...

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Last i heard, HD-DVD was more proprietary than blu-ray. you still need a specialized player to play either one, and there are more player options available for BD than there are for HD. both are backwards compatible.

i guess toshiba got one over on you...

Toshiba's HD DVD format was complete right from the start with more codec support in the specs. BD specs are a joke with BD Java still having playback issues in mid-2007.

If it wasn't Toshiba and the DVD Forum, BD movies would all be MPEG2/PCM. VC-1 would not exist or other any of HD audio codecs.

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No region encoding + affordability = more consumer friendly.
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I never said HD-DVD wasn't more consumer friendly, nor did i say it was less complete, i said it was less proprietary...which it is...your available selection of players that can play this format is smaller than that of blu-ray.

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Not w/CD's!
Guess Sony got one over on you...

first of all, my BD player plays all my CDs just fine. it does a fine job ripping them to its hard drive as well...but really, when's the last time anyone played a CD in their player? when's the last time anyone played a CD period? you've got to be kidding me...while we're at it, let's gripe about how HD-DVD and BD players aren't backwards compatible with VHS tapes. seriously, let's stick to discussion of these players for what they are, video playback devices, and i'll refrain from mentioning how the toshiba's aren't backwards compatible with PlayStation 2 games like the PS3 is. And if HD-DVD players are so much more consumer friendly, why are more consumers buying BD players?
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No region encoding + affordability = more consumer friendly.

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Huh? Did you mean we're all losers (in this war at least)

At no point in your rambling, incoherent post were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this forum is now dumber for having read it.

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