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#1
Just how sensible is it to buy HD DVDs now that Blueray has won the format war?
#2
Well, considering those who would find this deal interesting probably already have an HD DVD player, it makes it VERY sensible to consider getting a cheap DVD, I would think.
#3
belovedmonster
Just how sensible is it to buy HD DVDs now that Blueray has won the format war?


There's always 1 aint there..... blueray has won the format war....PATHETIC!!! i'v got a HD DVD player and i think its amazing! Good deal!
banned#4
lol yeah blu ray pretty much has won I would wait until these get cheaper though there will be plenty of time to stock up then which I intend to
#5
It does not really matter who will win the war, for those of us have HD-DVD players this is a great deal. I have about 10 HD-DVDs (including 300, Transformers, Bourne Ultimatum) and they are superb. When I can no longer get HD-DVDs then i will consider switching to Blu Ray. For comedy's, drama's, etc then upscaled DVD will suit me just fine for quite some time. For me these specialist high def formats are for big budget Blockbusters.

Yes Blu Ray will almost certainly win (due exclusively to the PS3) but its not an important war, both HD-DVD and Blu Ray have such tiny market penetration that unless either makes a massive head way against DVD then its only a moral victory and a new technology will come along with 100% industry support (they will hopefully have learnt the lesson next time) within 5 years.
#6
Voted hot if you have a HD-DVD player then it's good price for HD-DVD's

It's still to be seen if HD films have a future or if they will go the way of SACD / DVD-audio, so you have a choice wait and see if HD films will break out of the neich or sit on the fence and be happy with DVD.
#7
MorgZ
It does not really matter who will win the war, for those of us have HD-DVD players this is a great deal. I have about 10 HD-DVDs (including 300, Transformers, Bourne Ultimatum) and they are superb. When I can no longer get HD-DVDs then i will consider switching to Blu Ray. For comedy's, drama's, etc then upscaled DVD will suit me just fine for quite some time. For me these specialist high def formats are for big budget Blockbusters.

Yes Blu Ray will almost certainly win (due exclusively to the PS3) but its not an important war, both HD-DVD and Blu Ray have such tiny market penetration that unless either makes a massive head way against DVD then its only a moral victory and a new technology will come along with 100% industry support (they will hopefully have learnt the lesson next time) within 5 years.


i agree with the above, a movie in hi def is a movie in hi def, so what if you might have to also buy bluray in the future, it doesnt mean your HDDVDs will self destruct and your player stop working! it just simply means you'll put some discs in one machine and some in another!

downloads are the future anyway, just like mp3s have taken over buying cds in a shop exactly the same will happen to movies
#8
cbr6fx
There's always 1 aint there..... blueray has won the format war....PATHETIC!!! i'v got a HD DVD player and i think its amazing! Good deal!


Yeah, always one who won't accept that it's over and in the long run the supply of titles will run out on your HD-DVD player.
#9
belovedmonster
Just how sensible is it to buy HD DVDs now that Blueray has won the format war?


They've won?

Oh no. I guess that means my HD DVD player will just stop working now and all the discs I own will burst into flames. Damn.

Oh, and Blueray hasn't won anything. The format is called Blu-ray. :p
#10
Istanbul_Kop
Yeah, always one who won't accept that it's over and in the long run the supply of titles will run out on your HD-DVD player.


so because he may not be able to get new films in the future, he shouldn't buy any now for the player he already owns?

what a load of rubbish.

if you have no interest in HD-DVD deals, don't comment on them, as simple as that.

oh and PS waterworld is 11.99 delivered from movietyme.com. i was just about to mention they had it for £7.99 a while back, but that must've been a limited offer.
#11
Istanbul_Kop
Yeah, always one who won't accept that it's over and in the long run the supply of titles will run out on your HD-DVD player.


oh no i can't believe it Istanbul Kop is right he can tell u the future..stop buying them HD DVD because the war is over....... my HD DVD won't work anymore..... hahaha idiot lol.... sounds like to me your so far up blue-ray's ass u don't want anything else to compete against it...... just like 1 of those people who stay loyal to playstaion and won't try the xbox even if it was better..... anyway this is a HD DVD deal.... so blue-ray tits go elsewhere! lol
#12
There is no point buying hd-dvd look

Toshiba to drop HD DVD in coming weeks?

Several "reliable industry sources" are suggesting that Toshiba is to drop its HD DVD format sometime in the coming weeks. The sources expect an announcement soon because of high-profile retail defections and Toshiba incurring a substantial loss with each HD DVD player sold.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/film/news/e3ib77125d96b22e860b14b889b10defb59?pn=2
#13
Istanbul_Kop;1585101
Yeah, always one who won't accept that it's over and in the long run the supply of titles will run out on your HD-DVD player.


What are you on about ? There are plenty of HD-DVD titles being released at present and in the coming months. I'm still deliberating over wether to get I am Legend on Blu-Ray or HD-DVD... HD-DVD's region free'ness is a fantastic selling point IMO. Blu-Ray would be nowhere without the PS3 (PS3 launch day owner speaking here), HD-DVD has made it's sales by selling dedicated players.

Cut the damn childish 'fanboi' attitude because it makes you sound like an idiot.
#14
Report: Toshiba to Drop HD DVD
http://www.highdefdigest.com/news/show/Toshiba/Report:_Toshiba_to_Drop_HD_DVD/1468

"An announcement is coming soon," said one source close to the HD DVD camp. "It could be a matter of weeks."
http://www.thedigitalbits.com/#mytwocents
banned#15
I assume someone will or has made a dvd player that plays both HD and Blu-ray? That way people who bought HD dvds will be getting cheap films on the format to play on it. Just a thought.

edit: yeah I remember from CES 2007 lol, there is one:
http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2007/01/07/lg_unveils_multi-blue/
#16
Scorpion
I'm still deliberating over wether to get I am Legend on Blu-Ray or HD-DVD


Someone who has the choice and still doesn't know which to get? :w00t:

I don't believe a single word of that. :whistling:
#17
nothing confirmed but I would say that the writing is on the wall for HD-DVD

http://tinyurl.com/2swr7r

Hopefully future players will still play HD's and Blu-rays but for now the bargains are worth hunting down still.

Cheers for the link
Monk
#18
Scorpion
What are you on about ? There are plenty of HD-DVD titles being released at present and in the coming months. I'm still deliberating over wether to get I am Legend on Blu-Ray or HD-DVD... HD-DVD's region free'ness is a fantastic selling point IMO. Blu-Ray would be nowhere without the PS3 (PS3 launch day owner speaking here), HD-DVD has made it's sales by selling dedicated players.

Cut the damn childish 'fanboi' attitude because it makes you sound like an idiot.


You do realise that dedicated Blu Ray players are far outselling HDDVD players even with the huge price cuts?

Decent price tho on these titles.
#19
Just out of interest - I thought I'd have a look and see the release schedule for the Oscar movies for HD formats.... The Majority of them are not coming out on either, but the Blu-Ray only SLIGHTLY edges out the HD-DVD releases 9-7 (with two titles being released on both).
Hard to see how that defines a format as "dead" when there are 5 titles that are being released soely on taht format from the top (at least according to a short golden man called Oscar) movies of the year.
#20
Still using my Sony CRT and my XBMC :thumbsup: There are battles won,but the war is not over...
The sooner someone sorts out a website that you can download new films,TV series etc. in the UK that you pay for fast transfer and a different price for formats, DVD, HD DVD,BLUE-RAY the better. This is the future,this is where the flags will be placed for the winners :whistling: (reference there to nearly all the big budget movies where they just love sticking in that big stars and stripes flag to blow in the wind under the end credits!)
#21
Lots of little boys and girls in this thread getting all hot and bothered over their HD-DVD purchase.

Well, call me an idiot for saying the supply of HD-DVD titles will dry up. Don't call me an idiot for saying your current collection will burst into flames? Why, because I didn't say that.

So run along now children, keep you childish retarded insults to yourself, I mean - do you have to get so aggressive over a DVD format? Ha Ha Ha. It is quite amusing.

Sad people. Sad lives. Get a grip.

Let me stick to the insults from now on, because all you've done is made yourself look pathetic.

Idiots indeed...

And there's no point in providing any evidence to you that HD-DVD is heading to an early end, because you've already made your purchase and you obviously won't have it any other way. Go find the evidence yourself. It's over. It's bleak. Thye'll fight on, but it will wither. HD-DVD is nearly dead.
#22
Istanbul_Kop
Sad people. Sad lives. Get a grip.

Let me stick to the insults from now on, because all you've done is made yourself look pathetic.

Idiots indeed...


People in glass houses eh ?
#23
I'm not here to say what you should be thinking but I really would be careful buying HD-DVD's Walmart and Netflix (The US lovefim equivalent) announced they were dropping HD-DVD just this week.

I say this because you may be using them as coasters after you can't stand looking at the redundant box you spent a couple hundred quid on and flog it on ebay for a few pence. It's of course your decision which format to go with, I'm meerly throwing some more info out there.
#24
Save HD-DVD! (Warner Brothers, The Consumer Has Not "Clearly" Chosen Blu-Ray) sign petion here at the following link http://www.petitiononline.com/SAVEHDD/petition.html
#25
leeds_united_afc
Save HD-DVD! (Warner Brothers, The Consumer Has Not "Clearly" Chosen Blu-Ray) sign petion here at the following link http://www.petitiononline.com/SAVEHDD/petition.html


33 thousand desperate people. Does it say how long that petition has been going. If its just after the victorious 4th of January announcement then that is a poor number. :p
#26
its odd, but i think £12.99 for a movie that can be bought for a fraction on dvd isnt a great deal.
hd-dvd may not be in production next year, but i shall be picking up the bargains once they are around £7-£8 each - and get a dual player as i already have 8 blu-rays all sealed waiting to be played.

the fact is the 8 blu-rays i have (Omen, Ice Age 2, X-Men III, Casino Royale, Final Fantasy, Black Hawk Down, Spider-Man 3 and Eragon) cost me between £5-£8.50 each before discounts, so the total cost so far is about £55 i think - so at the moment that is the level im wanting to buy these super dvds at.
#27
Guys, get ready for a ton of cheap HD-DVD's!!! Toshiba is shutting down the production lines. Finally a clear winner is chosen. Glad toshiba threw in the towel though, better now then later otherwise people are going to get stung on **** players.
#28
ha ha ha.

Silly people in this thread.

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