Blu-Ray givin' me the DVD blues

Discussion in 'DVD Video' started by Developwebsites, Dec 9, 2004.

  1. Well, I guess everyone who bought PCs with DVD drives
    are gonna have to buy new drives; and DVD players as well.
    When will this nonesense stop? Do they really think people
    will spend $90-$250 for a new DVD player if theirs works
    just fine?

    But people are dupes indeed. Anyone who wasted $ on Beta was forced to buy VHS
    VCRs, then Laser disc players, then was forced to buy DVD players,
    now this Blu-Ray comes out. It's $ into the pockets of those who want to
    prevent copying of DVDs; but rest assured a way to hack their protection will
    be found.
    And ifcourse a new standard will once again be created.

    Merry X-mas, AND DON'T BUY DVD PLAYERS OR PCs WITH THE OLD FORMAT!!!,aid,118491,00.asp
    Developwebsites, Dec 9, 2004
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    Jon Purkey Guest

    I would assume, or at least hope, that regular DVDs will be around for
    a long time, just like VHS was for several years after DVDs first came
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    Mjmbond Guest

    No one is "forcing" anyone to do anything.

    Have you seen HiDef video?! Personally, the only thing giving me the blues is
    that Blu-Ray and/or HD-DVD aren't available yet.
    "It's funny because it's true." (Homer Simpson)
    Mjmbond, Dec 9, 2004
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    Tarkus Guest

    Only if they want to use the new technology.
    Are you really so stupid that you thought DVD would be the last video

    As to when it will stop, it will stop when people stop buying into new
    formats. IOW, never. And I'm thankful for that. Some of us LIKE
    Tarkus, Dec 9, 2004
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    ChrisK Guest

    I'm gonna be sticking with SD for a while longer at least.

    I might consider upgrading if Hollywood ever get around to releasing their
    product in HD only. That's a big if, as the installed base of SD players is
    **huge** and releasing a movie in HD only would be commerical suicide for
    the medium term...
    ChrisK, Dec 10, 2004
  6. True. And a few players and discs do not a successful format make.
    It'll be ages before there are enough titles to warrant a full switchover,
    even for the diehard early adopters.

    Not only that, there are plenty of titles which won't really benefit
    from an HD treatment, especially in the area of animation or TV show
    collections. With DVDs being as durable as they are, replacing them
    will be on a title-by-title basis.


    Aaron J. Bossig
    Aaron J. Bossig, Dec 11, 2004
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    Tarkus Guest

    TV show collections may benefit from the standpoint of fitting a lot more
    on a single disc, should they choose to go that route. But as far as
    quality, yes, in most cases, there wouldn't be any benefit. However,
    many shows are starting to broadcast in HDTV, so that is subject to
    Tarkus, Dec 11, 2004
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