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Let's see what's coming up here. . . . hmm. Not much


The Departed on February 13 and. . . maybe Bullitt on February 27. On second thought, that's a rental, I think.


That about does it.


Okey dokey.
 

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Are they waiting to release all 300 new HD DVD titles in the summer for some reason?


What to do.


Maybe I'll watch Seabiscuit again. Wait. . . it's on TV tonight. Maybe I'll watch Serenity for the fourth time.
 

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I got a PS3 last week so I could watch some more high-def movies after exhausting my HD movie list. Now, I'm just glad the A2 does a good job of upscaling. I haven't really seen anything on either formats upcoming release schedules that makes me jump for joy after having bought a player for each. Maybe a few Blu-ray titles but still..........Oh well, I can't blame anyone but me for being impatient. Perhaps we will have some good announcements before long for HD.
 

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You must REALLY love movies. How movies a week do you watch?

I have 65 HD DVDs. I was watching 3-4 a week for a while there. Then I began a rationing program and I was only doing about 1 every two weeks. I held off as long as I could and finally watched the last HD DVD I had . . . Scorpion King. Now I'm completely out and it appears the drought is in full force. It looks like one every two months or so.


Does anybody know if it's wise to turn on the HD DVD player every few weeks to keep it conditioned when not in use? I didn't read anything about that in the owner's manual.
 

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Does anybody know if it's wise to turn on the HD DVD player every few weeks to keep it conditioned when not in use? I didn't read anything about that in the owner's manual.

I don't think electronics need to be "conditioned" or turned on every once in a while to keep them in some kind of tip-top state. It's not an automobile engine you know



I have 16 HD-DVD's total and just got done watching the four new ones I just bought recently. I'll probably go back and check out the special features and listen to the commentaries.
 

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Let's see what's coming up here. . . . hmm. Not much


The Departed on February 13 and. . . maybe Bullitt on February 27. On second thought, that's a rental, I think.


That about does it.


Okey dokey.

Buy a BD player and start posting in that forum. I am just enjoying my new XA2. The true interactive features are great.
 

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if i get a blueray device its going to be a drive for the comp when they become cheap. (built a new comp with hdcp compliant)
 

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I know this is the HD DVD forum, but in the past I think this place was about people getting movies in the best form they could for that particular movie. This war doesn't look like it is going to end any time soon and the reality looks like it is that those who want to get each movie in its best form, watch enough movies that the releases don't keep up, and can afford to, are going to need to get a player from each side. I know that there is a certain piece of mind I get in knowing that if a movie comes out for either format that I want to see, I won't have to miss out on seeing it in HD just because it isn't on the right format. And I'm not going back to SD no matter how much some people claim that upscaled SD looks like HD with some particular scaler or player (since I know it won't on my screen with a 1080p projector). There is no way I would watch "Casino Royale" on DVD instead of Blu-ray, anymore than I would watch "The Departed" on DVD instead of HD DVD or Blu-ray.


Ric,


If you can afford 65 HD DVDs it sure seems like you could afford a Blu-ray player. If you won't get one, is it something other than cost? As I said, I think this place used to be about getting movies in their best form.


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I dont know. I really think hd-dvd being cracked is whats keeping them from pumping out releases. We dont even have dates any more. I jumped on the a.b groups on friday. It really made my stomach turn. Its almost shocking how fast hd-dvds are being posted. If I had any control what so ever over the release of hd-dvd's, I would halt all releases until the piracy crack was bypassed.


The thing is. Rumors started in October about a crack being in the works. I think studios were warned ahead of time and stopped production of future hd-dvd's. I think we will see hd-dvd's released here and there like we are seeing but, untill this is worked out dont count on any big release dates. I dont think that all is doom and gloom at all for hd-dvd but, even I'm tempted to grab Equilibrium HD-dvd that I see was just posted. Hmmm 50 bucks or free for a movie I already own on dvd. Tough choice.


On the other side of the coin. Blu-ray is also cracked. I give it a month at most before we see the first bd posted. Its an easier fix for them though.
 

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I still have over 20 movies I own I haven't seen, but if I did run out, I'd probably start seriously considering importing from Japan and Europe.


As it is, I'm planning on getting Total Recall now CES has come and gone and there is still no Lion's Gate support.
 

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I think the ACCS exploit is an issue.


That should be corrected soon.


You can always use the upconversion feature to watch all though standard DVD's one last time that are stashed in closet, before you get back to HD DVD.
 
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