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Blu-Ray or HD-DVD?

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banned8y, 5m agoPosted 8 years, 5 months ago
well the time has come for me to buy either a Blu-ray or HD dvd player. The question is, which 1? what are the differences in quality? (If any) I have no idea what the difference between the 2 is, so any advice is appreciated.
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banned8y, 5m agoPosted 8 years, 5 months ago
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#1
LOL - get BluRay- no more HDDVD are being made!
#2
yeah not much of a debate really. Has to be bluRay as HDDVD is no more.
banned#3
Is this a wind up?

If you want to be able to play furture films, you will need to get blu-ray for HD. HD-DVD does have a good catalogue of films, but is unlikely to be added to.
banned#4
[email protected]
LOL - get BluRay- no more HDDVD are being made!


oh wow lol. good job some1 pointed that out! whats the reason for them being stopped?
#5
I guess you have not been keeping up with the latest news !!!.

Toshiba have already decided they have lost the "war" and said they will no longer offer HD DVD and no more HD DVD players or HD DVD films will be made.

So that has made your decision a bit easier then.
#6
Get hd dvd for now as the players can be had for peanuts and the films just a few quid each, this way you get to wait while bluray players become more mainstream and prices drop, quality difference theres little in it either way! You can get recent dvd releases cheaper on hddvd now than normal dvd prices!
#7
DangerGod
oh wow lol. good job some1 pointed that out! whats the reason for them being stopped?


Blu ray were outselling HD DVD.

A number of film companies said they would start to offer films on Blu Ray only and not HD DVD.

Also some large retail outfits in the USA, Wal Mart and Woolworth I think, said they would no longer stock HD DVD films.

With those decisions Toshiba decided to give up.
#8
Get a PS3 as blu-ray player, all the benefits of the games console as well. At least thats what i told the missus :thumbsup:
#9
and remember microsoft is suppose to be annoucing there bluray addon for there 360 tommorow, you heard it here 1st.
banned#10
guv
Is this a wind up?

If you want to be able to play furture films, you will need to get blu-ray for HD. HD-DVD does have a good catalogue of films, but is unlikely to be added to.


you think i posted this for a wind up? Maybe i just haven't heard about the HD dvd's being stopped, did that ever cross your mind?
#11
The real story is Sony paid "bribes" to many companies to make them seem attractive and paid companies like Wal Mart and Blockbuster to only sell or rent Blu Ray, bit dirty but it worked.

I still say get a HD DVD for recent and older films as you can buy a brand new player for £25 inc 2 new HDDVDS at Gamestation and HDDVDs are less than £5 most places compared to over £300 for a Blu Ray player and £20 a disc in shops(some deals online but not as good)

Best "deal" on a blu ray player is a PS3 as it has it built in and plays games.
banned#12
DangerGod;2273276
you think i posted this for a wind up? Maybe i just haven't heard about the HD dvd's being stopped, did that ever cross your mind?


Yes, the thought did cross my mind. Did the thought cross your mind to read what I'd said afterwards?
banned#13
you have to pretty out the loop not to know what is going on, maybe the land of consumer electronics is not for you, buy a piano instead :)
banned#14
LOL.

Admittedly I bought a HD-DVD player at the weekend - £22 at gamestation gainsborough (new store, free money off's!) with 2 HD-DVDS

but if you want something for the future, dont touch hd-dvd with a bargepole. Its well dead man!

having said that... i dont think blu-ray will be a success either.... downloadable content and flash media is the not-very-distant future.
banned#15
Proximo
you have to pretty out the loop not to know what is going on, maybe the land of consumer electronics is not for you, buy a piano instead :)


LOL coming from a guy who has no friends to spend his 21st with? thats just it you see, your probably on your pc 24/7... im not.
#16
ryouga
The real story is Sony paid "bribes" to many companies to make them seem attractive and paid companies like Wal Mart and Blockbuster to only sell or rent Blu Ray, bit dirty but it worked.

I still say get a HD DVD for recent and older films as you can buy a brand new player for £25 inc 2 new HDDVDS at Gamestation and HDDVDs are less than £5 most places compared to over £300 for a Blu Ray player and £20 a disc in shops(some deals online but not as good)

Best "deal" on a blu ray player is a PS3 as it has it built in and plays games.


how did they pay bribes
it was the fact that Sony sold about 10 million PS3 (so 10 million blu ray players) in the time that it took Toshiba to sell 1 million HD-DVD players it was that which edged Blu-Ray to be the winning format
#17
Daytrader
and remember microsoft is suppose to be annoucing there bluray addon for there 360 tommorow, you heard it here 1st.


tomorrow is always a day away...
#18
numptyj
how did they pay bribes
it was the fact that Sony sold about 10 million PS3 (so 10 million blu ray players) in the time that it took Toshiba to sell 1 million HD-DVD players it was that which edged Blu-Ray to be the winning format


Obv you dont keep up with the stories!

It was Toshibas own fault, they fhough that they didnt need to advertise as much to sefll wheras Sony being worried about past failures paid places like Wal Mart to only stock Blu Ray hence how can HDDVD sell if someone doesnt stock it!

And the number of Blu Ray drives includes PS3's so not a true estimate
banned#19
DangerGod
LOL coming from a guy who has no friends to spend his 21st with? thats just it you see, your probably on your pc 24/7... im not.


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#20
Tbh i wouldnt get a hd dvd player now - i only bought it because it was £30 for the player and have now 65 hd dvds but thats from collecting for months - if you buy it now by the time you start collecting they wont be selling hd dvds anymore

But then again i wouldnt buy a standalone blu ray player as they arent that good compared to the ps3s one - saying that dont buy a ps3 either
#21
Get yourself a semi decent pc and download them all !
banned#22
buy a ps3
banned#23
dandoc2
Tbh i wouldnt get a hd dvd player now - i only bought it because it was £30 for the player and have now 65 hd dvds but thats from collecting for months - if you buy it now by the time you start collecting they wont be selling hd dvds anymore

But then again i wouldnt buy a standalone blu ray player as they arent that good compared to the ps3s one - saying that dont buy a ps3 either

I bought a £20 player at the weekend.... there are plenty of HD-DVDs to be had, but online, not in shops.
#24
jaybizzle
Get yourself a semi decent pc and download them all !


where can you download HD files from...torrents?
i have only ever seen 720p files and they can end up being like 4 gig
that could take ages to download and you wouldnt even get 1080p quality and it would be on a pc monitor
surely if you have a good tv you dont want to **** about with downloads you would rather watch a hd-dvd on your tv
#25
Hope someone can help with my questions:

Would my "normal" DVD player be able to play a HD DVD film?
If I bought a HD DVD player do I need a HD ready television to view the films?

Many thanks for any comments
#26
Bishbash
Hope someone can help with my questions:

Would my "normal" DVD player be able to play a HD DVD film?
If I bought a HD DVD player do I need a HD ready television to view the films?

Many thanks for any comments


1) No, You will need a HD-DVD Player to play HD-DVD Films.
2) Yes.
#27
jackthelad
1) No, You will need a HD-DVD Player to play HD-DVD Films.
2) Yes.


Thank you. :thumbsup:

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