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post #1321 of 1330 Old 01-11-2008, 05:39 PM
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It's NOT sound advice to sell it now. You got a great deal on a nice HD player and soon (if things work like all the "experts" here say) you will be getting really great deals on media. There are 400 titles on HD-DVD and more coming, plus whatever imports you are interested in. Unless you already have a way to play blu discs or have the disposable $300-$400 for a player, I say enjoy the fire sale =)

I understand that I got a great deal on my A2, but I own just three HD DVD titles and that makes it a little hard to justify keeping it. Even if there are 400 titles for HD DVD on the way, that doesn't mean all of them will be great, HD or SD.

I definitely won't be spending $300-$400 to go BD just to sit and wait for Uni and Para to go BD (if they end up switching). If the stalemate prolongs and combo players come down in price, I'll bite. If HD DVD has a miraculous recovery then eventually I should be able to re-buy an HD DVD player for $100.
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Yikes. Got the amazon visa last week. Just spent another $300 on movies today. Most of them $15.

Prices on the players comming down $50 across the 3rd gen line. Might pick up another one for another backup. Two backups.

Bestbuy is still selling the A35 for $499 and the A30 for $399. I just had them replace my HD-A1 with an A35 since I had the extended warranty. Now I need to sell the A35 or try and return it for a store credit since I already have an A2, XA2, and an A35.

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Neither HD DVD or BR are viable storage mediums. Too small, too slow and way too expensive.

But remember that standard dvd was very expensive back then.
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But remember that standard dvd was very expensive back then.

Yep it was, RW DL dvds have just now gotten to a somewhat reasonable price.

Also when DVD was starting out 10gb was an impossibly large for a HardDrive, tape backups and zipdisks were the rage. Now usb and big flashdrives (or flash like drives from the look of them) can do the backing up for a fraction of the cost and a tenth of the space.

My fist computer that had a DVD player built cost a fortune (For me at the time) and had less than a 4gb Hard Drive, next computer I bought had no dvd drive but a 10 Gb hard drive, computer after that had a decadent 40gb
Now we can get a 1Tb external HD I don't know we even have enough to justify using it. Of course I remember when 1gb was considered huge and "you'll never fill it up", that was a few years before windows 98 or ME. Windows 95 on floppies anyone?
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How does this compare to my HD-DVD player(XA2)....also still confused about 1.1-2.0....If I get a 1.1 what will I be missing that I have in my HD player? Thanks

The 1.1 won't have internet access so none of the web extras will be supported.

I personally loved the polls (felt I was influencing the studios) and updated IMDB like data.
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Yea I will admit I was THINKING about buying a blu player to add to my xa2....
Now that Ive done my research... Not a single stand alone player really cranks my interest. NO THANKS! Ill pass on blu.

I guess the xa2 has spoiled me, and there is no way in hell Id stick an UGLY ps3 with the rest of my components... I think Id feel rather unclean supporting any Sony product.

Instead, I just picked up 5 new HD-DVD titles from amazon
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1.0 = no mandatory secondary decoders (video and audio) for picture-in-picture etc + some special features and bonus content can't be played.

1.1 = mandatory secondary encoders + mandatory 256Mb non-volatile storage + supports playback of all discs.

2.0 = mandatory secondary encoders + mandatory 1Gb non-volatile storage + BD-Live (internet access).

I'll summarize what I understand the BD profiles mean by listing what they can't do that HD DVD does.

1.0 = No PIP, no bookmarks, no internet access.

1.1 = No internet access.

2.0 = HD DVD since day one.

Is this correct?
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Now we can get a 1Tb external HD

actualy you can buy a 2tb external from cc

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actualy you can buy a 2tb external from cc

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Thanks for all the input. I'm closing the thread. All Warner fallout discussion is now ending. AVS is returning back to regularly scheduled programming...

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