who is winning hd dvd or blu ray

Discussion in 'DVD Video' started by skip, Oct 19, 2006.

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    skip Guest

    Has there been a lead yet on who is winniing this war?
    skip, Oct 19, 2006
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  2. Well, there's RUMORS (unconfirmed as usual) that Apple might now be
    looking to support both in their next system.

    Which, like their now supporting both DVD+R and -R, might be leading
    toward the same conclusion:
    Y'know, where the rest of us all say "A plague on both your houses",
    develop hardware that handles both, and we all forget about it, while
    the two companies pretend to fight it out without us? :)

    Derek Janssen
    [email protected],ent
    Derek Janssen, Oct 20, 2006
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    Dan Luke Guest

    who is winniing this war?

    Who cares?
    Dan Luke, Oct 20, 2006
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    Tarkus Guest

    Obviously, the OP.
    Tarkus, Oct 20, 2006
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    Rich Guest

    HD-DVD is pounding Blu Ray ATM. Sony's only hope is PS3 buyers picking up
    Blu Ray movies in droves, because the studios' patience is running out.
    Rich, Oct 20, 2006
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    Phisherman Guest

    I read stories both ways. Personally it looks like Blu Ray is in the
    lead, but Microsoft will try to fix that.
    Phisherman, Oct 20, 2006
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    skip Guest

    Thank you all I have a chance for a free hd dvd player but wanted to know
    if it was worth it. not much software out there
    skip, Oct 20, 2006
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    Justin Guest

    skip wrote on [Fri, 20 Oct 2006 17:07:32 GMT]:
    How would it NOT be worth it?
    Justin, Oct 20, 2006
  9. And not to start the tastes-great-less-fillings again, but let's be
    honest, here:
    Blu-Ray is SONY. The Betamax Sony. The Minidisk Sony. The DVD+R Sony.
    The "Whatever the heck that MP3-player format was that was going to
    crush iPod" Sony.

    If it's a format war, it's ALWAYS Sony's fault. Which means there's
    going to be something wrong with it.

    (Me, I'm holding out for HD, as soon as Warner gets a few more of their
    recycled Ultra-Resolution classics out there...
    Betting pool open on whether we see the HD WOz by year's end.)

    Derek Janssen (seriously, fiver)
    Derek Janssen, Oct 20, 2006
  10. ATRAC. And its derivatives.
    The ultimate winner will be whichever format the porn industry adopts.
    No matter what the medium is, or what its technological strengths are,
    if you can get a lot of porn on it, it'll take off.
    Peter H. Coffin, Oct 20, 2006
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    Quanta Guest

    Actually, the porn industry was very very slow to move to DVD.
    Quanta, Oct 20, 2006
  12. There's only losers in games like this and its us consumers IMHO
    $irVivor & =?iso-8859-1?Q?=A7ire=DFird?=, Oct 20, 2006
  13. No, they still lay claim to "inventing" DVD, by showing us how to use
    alternate-angle, photo galleries, and animated menus.

    Unfortunately, they peaked immediately after that, and just haven't been
    "inventing" the latest new technologies like they used to--
    So far, there just hasn't been any consumer demand for HD, UMD or
    iPod-downloadable porn, and they've got too much pride and a history to
    For them, it's either "both, just in case", or, like everyone else,
    they're not going to bother with it and/or they've been priced out of
    the playing field.

    Derek Janssen (and when even the porn industry can't jump on...ya got
    Derek Janssen, Oct 20, 2006
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    GMAN Guest

    Betamax was the better format, ask any Professional.
    GMAN, Oct 23, 2006
  15. For immediate gratificatiion, definitely. Far superior in picture and
    first to offer HiFi sound. Which I think shows that the general public
    just doesn't care for the finer details of picture and sound, leading to
    both HD-DVD and Blu-Ray being a big yawn in the marketplace.

    That immediate gratification remark refers to the fact that my Betamax
    tapes deteriorated greatly over the years, while my VHS tapes, dating back
    26 years now, are still in fine shape. Unrelated to the current DVD scene,
    I know, but typical of my experiences with Sony.
    Kimba W. Lion, Oct 23, 2006
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    GMAN Guest

    Well basically the economy of scale led to advances in tape formulations in
    the VHS media where as beta media went the way of the dodo bird and no money
    was put into developing formulations for a dying format.

    Too bad too since a proper working super beta can kick most vhs ass.
    GMAN, Oct 23, 2006
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    Bill Guest

    This makes me wonder about your Beta deck and its condition at the time
    of recording. I have a stack of Beta cassettes, recorded on a Sony
    SL-2710 Beta deck, dating back to 1984, recorded in both the Beta II and
    Beta III mode. Every tape still plays back beautifully on that same
    deck...I just pulled out and watched a program from one of those tapes
    last week. I stuck mostly with Maxell blanks at the time, though all of
    my tapes have held up beautifully...but Maxell became a favorite, as
    even their standard Beta L-750 tape showed visibly less noise than
    standard Sony or Fuji blanks did at the time, especially in the Beta III

    The only tape that I have a problem with was the first Sony L-750
    cassette that had been purchased--and it wasn't the cassette that was
    the issue, it was the deck...a horribly calibrated Sanyo model, their
    first Beta Hi-Fi machine. The few programs that I recorded with it play
    back with horrible periodic mistracking on the Sony deck...and they
    didn't look that good when played back on the Sanyo deck either, back in
    1984, which is why I packed it up and returned it to Circuit City for a
    refund after only a couple of days.
    Bill, Oct 24, 2006
  18. That's my problem... I bought mostly Sony tapes. Silly me.
    Although they seemed fine when new, they developed tremendous dropouts in a
    few years, and even clogged up the heads.
    Kimba W. Lion, Oct 24, 2006
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    JoeBloe Guest

    You forgot to inflate your shoes, and your nose is on crooked...
    JoeBloe, Oct 25, 2006
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    JoeBloe Guest

    WOz happenin', man? :-]
    JoeBloe, Oct 25, 2006
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