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Transformers HD DVD only £2.69 @ Amazon

£2.69 @ Amazon
Amazon UK Before you all say, yes I know HD DVDs are yesterday's technology, but this is one of the better transfers and a steal at £2.69 especially as these discs are getting rarer and rarer. Read More
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7y, 2m agoFound 7 years, 2 months ago
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Before you all say, yes I know HD DVDs are yesterday's technology, but this is one of the better transfers and a steal at £2.69 especially as these discs are getting rarer and rarer.
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#1
heat added
#2
Good price, and a great HDDVD.
#3
Great price, a decent film - looks awesome in HD.

Heat added. Will have to dust off the old HD-DVD that's been stuck under my bed for a year!

Good job I only paid £15 for it when they went extinct. I'd be very gutted if I paid full price for it...
#4
Heat if you have HD player!

I guess they are getting rarer and rarer as its a dead format?
#5
If you have the tech know-how and equipment, you could rip this to a PC then burn it to a Blu-Ray :)
#6
going for this one
#7
I got it from somewhere else ages ago at near this price! Looks awesome in HD. Cracking price, heat added.
#8
Yeah, it's a great HD-DVD. I think I paid a fiver for mine.

Such a shame that HD-DVD lost out against Blu ray. It was a much better techonology at the time.
#9
Good work OP. Hot.

Chris
#10
Great price. This HD DVD it's superb. Heat added
#11
dvdbargainhunter

Such a shame that HD-DVD lost out against Blu ray. It was a much better techonology at the time.

No it isn't and no it wasn't, Blu-Ray was superior technology and won this time, unlike VHS betamax wheen betamax was actually better technology...
#12
dvdbargainhunter
Yeah, it's a great HD-DVD. I think I paid a fiver for mine.

Such a shame that HD-DVD lost out against Blu ray. It was a much better techonology at the time.
Hehe. Let's not start that discussion all over again... ;-)
#13
dvdbargainhunter
Yeah, it's a great HD-DVD. I think I paid a fiver for mine.

Such a shame that HD-DVD lost out against Blu ray. It was a much better techonology at the time.


Cheaper to manufacture, slightly less storage, but region free and not bloated with Java to further slow down things, plus it was finalised on release unlike the Blu Ray profiles, it most certainly did tick the right boxes.
#14
Just to note - this HD DVD does not work with the xbox 360 - via HDMi anyway
#15
zefal
No it isn't and no it wasn't, Blu-Ray was superior technology and won this time, unlike VHS betamax wheen betamax was actually better technology...


The visable difference between a blue-ray and HD DVD in my opinion...there is a noticable difference.
#16
Wad_2002
Just to note - this HD DVD does not work with the xbox 360 - via HDMi anyway


That's using the HD-DVD add on, right? Because i'm sure I din't have any trouble playing it through mine...
#17
zefal
No it isn't and no it wasn't, Blu-Ray was superior technology and won this time, unlike VHS betamax wheen betamax was actually better technology...


You should research this more. You don't seem to know what you are talking about unless you were just trying to start an online argument. Even Sony would concede HD was better technology which is why they had to win the war the way they did. The only thing blu had over HD was the amount on storage space on the disc.
#18
zefal
No it isn't and no it wasn't, Blu-Ray was superior technology and won this time, unlike VHS betamax wheen betamax was actually better technology...


I think you'll find that "AT THE TIME", HD-DVD was the better technology. It was a finalised and mature specification, whereas Blu ray was rushed in to production to compete when it wasn't ready.

Also, early Blu ray used inferior codecs, resulting in very poor transfers. HD-DVD used a far superior codec resulting in far better transfers.

However, of course that has now changed - Blu ray is now finalised, and Blu ray now use the same codecs that were originally used by HD-DVD. So yes, Blu Ray has developed into the mature technology that HD-DVD was 3 years ago.
#19
Wad_2002;8659149
Just to note - this HD DVD does not work with the xbox 360 - via HDMi anyway


True, there are issues: http://forums.highdefdigest.com/hd-dvd-hardware-general-discussion/76755-secure-hdcp-link-lost-transformers-not-others.html

diGriz;8659349
The only thing blu had over HD was the amount on storage space on the disc.


I wholeheartedly agree :thumbsup:
#20
Great price, great movie (hated the 2nd one!!).

Bought the original for £22 when it first came out, I like dit that much, I bought another copy for £2.99 for backup...sad, I know :p
#21
zefal
No it isn't and no it wasn't, Blu-Ray was superior technology and won this time, unlike VHS betamax wheen betamax was actually better technology...


most films that were multi-format were better transfers on HD-DVD, also they were 1080p when a lot of the older blu rays were 720p ([url]www.dvdcompare.net[/url]). blu ray had a bigger disc but 1 hd dvd had enough room for a 3 hour film without cutting quality. i think it will all be irrelavent soonish, they've made a DVD that can hold 25GB, its too exspensive to market right now but will be compatible with all existing DVD players and play hi def films.
#22
diGriz
The only thing blu had over HD was the amount on storage space on the disc.


.....................and the bottomless money pit for bribes at Sony! :whistling:
#23
PhoenixAsh
That's using the HD-DVD add on, right? Because i'm sure I din't have any trouble playing it through mine...


Yeah,. I'm sure its fine via the HD component cables.

I'm sure there are a few other HD DVD's with the same dropout problem...I did read that its related to the company who produce Transformers(cna't remebr who it is) so there are other on the market that don't work.
#24
There are 1000+ films out on HD DVD and the drive ad on for the xbox can set you back £20 with a few HD DVD's - is certainly worth buying these rather than blue rays if you are looking for the older movies.

AV forums marketplace, users are selling there old HD DVD stock and yuou can get then around a few quid each or 3 for £5,etc.

Anyone saying that HD DVD's are pointless at this time due to the blueray bandwagon...its just arrogance.

My 2 cents.
#25
richb93
If you have the tech know-how and equipment, you could rip this to a PC then burn it to a Blu-Ray :)


you'll lose most of the quality. you can always wait for another blu-ray offer & buy it for fiver. with all the HD audio. I think GAME or GAMESTATION were selling the blu-ray for fiver a few month back
#26
Wad_2002
The visable difference between a blue-ray and HD DVD in my opinion...there is a noticable difference.


You mean HD-DVD had the better picture right? This was true for a lot of the early titles as mentioned above.

I still have both players, blu and red but always wanted red to win the war. My Tosh EP30 loads a HD film in a quarter of the time my panny blu ray player does.
#27
Wad_2002
Just to note - this HD DVD does not work with the xbox 360 - via HDMi anyway


I have this film alongside about 50 other HD DVD's and never had a problem running them on my 360 via HDMI.
#28
I have converted all of my HD-DVD's to MP4's so that I can play them back on my PS3 when needed. Transformers is certainly one of the better titles released on the format, but there are many others that are worth buying. Most of my movie collection is made up of cheap HD-DVD's that were purchased for between £1 and £4. The format itself is equal to Blu-Ray and ripping to MP4 is easy once you have tracked down the correct software and a cheap PC HD-DVD drive.
#29
At the end of the day, the format that was supported by most movie studios won. Superior codecs, more storage space, cheaper to manufacture, alleged bribes, blah blah, every few months a post comes up and the same true facts and absolute nonsense comes up.

If you have an HD-DVD player, then £2.69 for this movie is a bargain.
#30
anyone confirm this works ok on the 360 hd drive? just checking as i bought a few HD dvd titles and they didnt work properly on the 360 HD drive
#31
Bully
anyone confirm this works ok on the 360 hd drive? just checking as i bought a few HD dvd titles and they didnt work properly on the 360 HD drive


I might be wrong but I dont think the problem was the 360s HD DVD drive itself, more the combination with the 360. In other words it should work when plugged into a PC rather than 360.

My 360 is goosed but I still use the drive through a Windows 7 laptop (need older playback software though).
#32
Wad_2002
Just to note - this HD DVD does not work with the xbox 360 - via HDMi anyway


Thanks, Cancelled order, dont want another coaster
#33
Grantos1
At the end of the day, the format that was supported by most movie studios won. Superior codecs, more storage space, cheaper to manufacture, alleged bribes, blah blah, every few months a post comes up and the same true facts and absolute nonsense comes up.

If you have an HD-DVD player, then £2.69 for this movie is a bargain.


Wow, that's really chomping down on the corperate c**k. And you know nothing, now run along and work out what you did wrong.
#34
I find it funny that people still have such misinformation about HD DVD and Blu-ray, even when there is so much information readily available. Some people have commented that Blu-ray was a "better format", "superior technology", etc. I'm sorry, but what exactly are you talking about?

Video codecs:

[COLOR="Blue"]Blu-ray[/COLOR] used the MPEG-2 codec for a lot of early releases back in 2006 and then moved to H.264/MPEG-4 AVC as their codec of choice, with some releases using VC-1.

[COLOR="Red"]HD DVD[/COLOR] used the VC-1 codec for a lot of early releases back in 2006 and continued to use this codec for the majority of releases; H.264/MPEG-4 AVC was also used for a number of releases.

Audio codecs:

[COLOR="Blue"]Blu-ray[/COLOR] used the LPCM codec for a lot of early releases back in 2006 and then moved to DTS-HD MA as their codec of choice.

[COLOR="Red"]HD DVD[/COLOR] used the Dolby Digital Plus codec for a lot of early releases back in 2006 and then moved to Dolby True-HD as their codec of choice on the majority of major releases, while still using Dolby Digital Plus as a secondary audio codec on such releases and as a main audio codec on lesser releases.

As can be seen from the above, not only do both formats share a lot of codecs in common, but Blu-ray used the inferior MPEG-2 video codec on its early releases, which led to crys of "HD DVD is better". In conclusion, HD DVD was the better format, e.g. HDi, no slow Java, region free, better hardware etc, and should have won, but Toshiba didn't have the resources that Sony and the BDA did.
#35
Wad_2002
Just to note - this HD DVD does not work with the xbox 360 - via HDMi anyway


lol wut, maybe try sticking it into the add on drive not the main one...:p

kobashi
I have this film alongside about 50 other HD DVD's and never had a problem running them on my 360 via HDMI.


^ this never had any issue with HD-DVDs all run fine

heat added btw OP
#36
Bully
Thanks, Cancelled order, dont want another coaster


this HD-DVD works fine, never had an issue over hdmi and have watched it several times, dont know why people are spouting nonsense ITT
#37
diGriz
Wow, that's really chomping down on the corperate c**k. And you know nothing, now run along and work out what you did wrong.


Lot of talk about some of us apparently knowing nothing, yet no reasons why we are supposedly wrong. Indeed, someone could start boring us all with talks of Microsoft's HDi or H.264 (diGriz starts copying and pasting these into Google), but it would add to the overkill in info, which is irrelevant to the OP's find of Transformers on HD-DVD for a steal.

Anyway, I'm off to watch a movie from the last few years, say Watchmen, on HD-DVD. I mean blu-ray.
#38
Grantos1
Lot of talk about some of us apparently knowing nothing, yet no reasons why we are supposedly wrong. Indeed, someone could start boring us all with talks of Microsoft's HDi or H.264 (diGriz starts copying and pasting these into Google), but it would add to the overkill in info, which is irrelevant to the OP's find of Transformers on HD-DVD for a steal.

Anyway, I'm off to watch a movie from the last few years, say Watchmen, on HD-DVD. I mean blu-ray.


:roll:
#39
Showing as £15.27 now
#40
Bal
Showing as £15.27 now


all this debating for nothing then ;-)

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