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Is it worth buying a HD-DVD player??

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8y, 9m agoPosted 8 years, 9 months ago
I know some fanboys *looks at t0mm* will say NO and buy a ps3 for blu-ray instead but i might buy the xbox 360 hd-dvd player just because i can get it for £34 from game and it will upscales dvds and also there are some releases yet to be released on hd-dvd such as i am legend and cloverfield etc and there is already the bourne trilogy on hd-dvd.

At the end of the day i want to watch some dvds in better quality and for £34 you cant go wrong.

So, comments please!!!
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8y, 9m agoPosted 8 years, 9 months ago
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#1
i personally wouldn't... since in the future no releases will support it.
I do understand the upscaling feature, but xbox 360 doesn't have hdmi output, so what good will that be?
anyways, i'd put that £40 in a piggy bank and buy a blueray standalone or blueray external drive once msoft releases it
#2
xbox 360 does have hdmi output and that means i cant watch my fav bourne movies
#3
You could use it for normal dvd's also, would save any strain on your 360 dvd drive.
#4
You can get a philips upscaling standalone dvd player with an hdmi out that will also play divx via usb or dvd-r for the same price- and it'll most likely keep a decent resale value because DVDs will be with us for much longer than DVD-HDs are.
#5
HEYYYY
I HAVE PS3 + 360 and am getting a hd-dvd player tomorroW!!! TAKE THAT BACK BISH!
#6
Buy one - in years to come they will be worth a fortune - for people who have a bunch of HD-DVD movies - there will be no players around by then - so a working (boxed, new) HD-DVD player will be a collectors item.
#7
Yes, for the upscaling.
#8
hashman
i but xbox 360 doesn't have hdmi output


yes it does :?
#9
Not sure of the answer for anyone else, but for me personally I don't see it as being worth it - thus I am glad I waited to see which format won the war instead of buying it.

Now it's just a matter of waiting for a Blu-Ray drive :)
#10
hammerick
Buy one - in years to come they will be worth a fortune - for people who have a bunch of HD-DVD movies - there will be no players around by then - so a working (boxed, new) HD-DVD player will be a collectors item.


dunno bout that, search for videodisc, laserdisc, minidisc, dcc, 8 track etc etc on ebay- all sell for pence rather than pounds.
Beta is the only one that sells for decent cash s/h, but that had commercial uses and a longer original sales period, plus there was little on the market back then- look at it this way, who'd want a VCD player now? There are a bunch of beta films not available on DVD (esp pre cert ones!) which help to keep the price high for both players and tapes, but everything on HD-DVD will surely get released on blu-ray before too long now. Plus give it two years and Blu-Rays will be a fiver each, as DVDs are now.
So if the 360 had HD-DVD built in as standard, do people think the outcome here would've been different?
#11
Play are selling the HD-EP30 for £49.99 with 2 HD DVDs.

There are around 500 HD-DVD titles, many of them now CHEAPER than the standard DVD versions.

The upscaling on a player that was £200 when released is obviously better than Tesco's cheapo brand upscaler for £29.99

It's worth buying an HD-DVD player just for the 1080p upscaling, let alone the HD DVD title bargains.

I've bought the player and 30 HD-DVDs for under £200!

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