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    A request to blu ray fanboys regarding HD-DVD

    So ...... HD-DVD is dead and has been confirmed by toshiba in a press conference this morning at 8am (5pm there)

    I've noticed that an deals recently posted with anything to do with HD-DVD gets voted cold as soon as it appears. There are going to be plenty of deals over the next few days / weeks and I will be keeping my eye out for them. So I'm asking all the fanboys that are sitting in front of their computers with big fat smug grins on their faces, while they take a break from their ps3's politely, to not vote these deals cold. Whats the point in voting it cold? It won't effect blu ray sales.
    This site is here to help people grab a bargain. I'm sure the fanboys will get a bargain Blu-ray disk or PS3 game here or there, so lets just help each other and be happy. Don't go voting and HD-DVD deal cold just because it's not blu ray.

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    works both ways though, HD DVD fans vote blu ray cold and make their views know.

    personally i would be better if mods got off the butts and delete any negative stuff said against blu ray or HD DVD:thumbsup:

    By addressing people as "Fan-boys", you have unwittingly made sure that HD-DVD deals will now be voted cold by PS3 owners. :whistling:

    Banned

    HDDVD is officially dead as of this morning

    engadget.com/200…er/

    Banned

    KillFelix;1601640

    HDDVD is officially dead as of this … HDDVD is officially dead as of this morninghttp://www.engadget.com/2008/02/19/official-hd-dvd-dead-and-buried-format-war-is-over/



    Long live blu-ray! :-D

    I agree with this request but in general not just for HD-DVD's or Blu-ray. I thought the point of voting deals hot or cold is to rate the deal itself i.e. Is that product/service the best price - vote hot, better elsewhere if so then vote it cold. Otherwise leave the deal thread alone and more along to reading some other thread.

    Why does it have to become a public peeing contest as to who thinks they know the most :rolleyes:

    I think he peteivy has made a very good point you can't compare the two as most people have one or the other so not point voting cold on HD and visa versa unless you really feel the deal isn't good.

    Forums always turn into peeing contests, because they are mostly populated by people with too much time on their hands.....

    thesaint;1601618

    By addressing people as "Fan-boys", you have unwittingly made sure that … By addressing people as "Fan-boys", you have unwittingly made sure that HD-DVD deals will now be voted cold by PS3 owners. :whistling:


    :giggle:

    *makes note to self to vote cold on all HD DVD deals*

    anyway wots this i see in front of me, why its my ps3 and playing blu ray:p never mind HD DVD owners, u now have a nice new door stop:p:-D

    i think normal dvds are fine, i watched some hd stuff in a currys store or something and didnt like it, it looks pixelated and jerky. this doesn't really contribute at all, but as barbiegirl mentioned, i have too much time on my hands....

    Original Poster

    gav989;1603088

    i think normal dvds are fine, i watched some hd stuff in a currys store … i think normal dvds are fine, i watched some hd stuff in a currys store or something and didnt like it, it looks pixelated and jerky. this doesn't really contribute at all, but as barbiegirl mentioned, i have too much time on my hands....



    Of course, Curry's is the best place to check out high definition content. They tend to just take whatever it is they are displaying out of a box and plug it into a tv, press a few buttons till they get a picture and thats it.
    High definition content can look truly stunning if set upcorrectly (which you can pretty much guarantee won't be the case in your local curry's / comet etc!) :whistling:

    i've seen my friends xbox 360 in hd in his bedroom, he's a nerd so he probably set it up right, wasn't particularly wowed...

    And I got a PS3 and tried it through component and it seemed worse than my 360

    Honestly if you go into something thinking its bad its unlikely you will change mind

    Had a similar thread in feedback, unfortunately too many childish people here so probably not going to happen. I have both BR and HD DVD but think there's going to be some bargains on HD DVD so I'm interested in HD DVD deals particularly cheap EP30's - I'm well aware of what's happening with HD DVD and don't need repeated comments about it, it's really making the site difficult to use.

    John

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    gav989;1603151

    i've seen my friends xbox 360 in hd in his bedroom, he's a nerd so he … i've seen my friends xbox 360 in hd in his bedroom, he's a nerd so he probably set it up right, wasn't particularly wowed...


    he probably has a carp TV :whistling:

    Assassins creed on 50" plasma via PS3 for the first time was an elightening experience for me :-D

    i dont think BR will last either.. HD downloads is the way it will go.

    i don't see why people care soo much. I for one will be buying a knockdown HD-DVD player and buying cheapo discs for it.

    leefal;1604854

    i don't see why people care soo much. I for one will be buying a … i don't see why people care soo much. I for one will be buying a knockdown HD-DVD player and buying cheapo discs for it.



    We agree for once

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    andy108uk;1604634

    i dont think BR will last either.. HD downloads is the way it will go.



    If we ever do get that in the UK I give it ten years before we see HD downloads.

    ryouga;1604883

    We agree for once



    lol

    csiman;1604504

    he probably has a carp TV :whistling:Assassins creed on 50" plasma via … he probably has a carp TV :whistling:Assassins creed on 50" plasma via PS3 for the first time was an elightening experience for me :-D



    A fish for a tv? :whistling:

    no wonder he's getting a poor picture on it

    andy108uk;1604634

    i dont think BR will last either.. HD downloads is the way it will go.



    As someone pointed out it'll be years till we have the bandwidth required for uncompressed HD downloads here.

    Anyway I don't see an issue with voting stuff cold. By having the button there it allows for you to have an opinion. I don't see how price is the sole deciding factor as to whether something is "hot" or "cold". Having a player which will soon have no new releases does tend to make it less value for money. I'd rather pay the £200+ for a bottom of the range Bluray player which should in theory last for a while than perhaps 70 quid for a HD DVD player now and then more on a bluray player in the future when you want to see new releases on that too. If you're desperate to see some high def movies on your LCD TV then I guess it's your money but why not just buy a player that's going to last you till the next standard comes along?

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    306maxi;1606066

    As someone pointed out it'll be years till we have the bandwidth required … As someone pointed out it'll be years till we have the bandwidth required for uncompressed HD downloads here.Anyway I don't see an issue with voting stuff cold. By having the button there it allows for you to have an opinion. I don't see how price is the sole deciding factor as to whether something is "hot" or "cold". Having a player which will soon have no new releases does tend to make it less value for money. I'd rather pay the £200+ for a bottom of the range Bluray player which should in theory last for a while than perhaps 70 quid for a HD DVD player now and then more on a bluray player in the future when you want to see new releases on that too. If you're desperate to see some high def movies on your LCD TV then I guess it's your money but why not just buy a player that's going to last you till the next standard comes along?



    And how many people have release time DVD players?

    People tend to upgrade every few years, if counting the PS2's and xbox's I have had at least 10 dvd players, if not far more

    not a seasoned campaigner but cant help noticing the low number of posts by the "fanboys" this place was so much better a year ago.

    dantoe12;1606105

    not a seasoned campaigner but cant help noticing the low number of posts … not a seasoned campaigner but cant help noticing the low number of posts by the "fanboys" this place was so much better a year ago.



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    drbluebox;1606077

    And how many people have release time DVD players?People tend to upgrade … And how many people have release time DVD players?People tend to upgrade every few years, if counting the PS2's and xbox's I have had at least 10 dvd players, if not far more



    A lot of people don't upgrade or see the need to. A lot of people like myself buy new stuff only when it breaks. If I had a release DVD player and it worked fine I wouldn't have a problem with it. Perhaps some people are different and see the advantage of something newer but I don't. I'm more than happy to splash a grand out on a PC every year because it makes a difference with games but to me if a DVD player is quiet, plays discs and works OK then it doesn't need replacement.

    I upgraded mine due to VCD and DVD'r compatability so people do upgrade.

    And besides launch models are so bulky and dont have as fast disc reading speeds etc

    A Blueray player is coming out for the Xbox 360 as an add-on in 3 months time

    I'm keeping the HD-DVD player, I use it as an upscaling DVD player for my normal DVD's, and still got a few HD-DVD's !

    Banned

    306maxi;1606123

    I'm more than happy to splash a grand out on a PC every year because it … I'm more than happy to splash a grand out on a PC every year because it makes a difference with games but to me if a DVD player is quiet, plays discs and works OK then it doesn't need replacement.


    A grand every year! You must be buying from the wrong place then if your PC needs replacing every year. A top spec PC should be around the £400-£500 mark at most.

    csiman;1606587

    A grand every year! You must be buying from the wrong place then if your … A grand every year! You must be buying from the wrong place then if your PC needs replacing every year. A top spec PC should be around the £400-£500 mark at most.



    You must be one of these people on this forum who thinks a HD2900GT is high end Perhaps a grand is overstating it a bit and I wouldn't build a new PC every year but thereabouts.

    But if you buy brand name components online it's very easy to spend about £700 and not have something uber high spec.

    You could go out and spend almost 400 pounds JUST on a graphics card. For £400-500 you could probably get a fairly good PC but you probably wouldn't be able to use brand name components and would be buying cheap stuff which will just break sooner. At the end of the day I sell my PC's on and they're still worth a bit when I sell them.

    anything to do with HD-DVD gets voted cold as soon as it appears



    I did a quick search for 'HD-DVD' and 'HDDVD'. Most of the posts have been made hot... Not sure what u are on about m8...

    I don't think HD downloads will replace physical media for a long time. Some people will pay £3 to Download a movie, which is effectivly the same as renting a film, wheras some people will prefer to pay £6 for a phusical copy they can keep 'forever'. I can see Donwloads replacing rentals, but ultimatly downloads will be replaced by VOD. (Video on demand).

    csiman;1606587

    A grand every year! You must be buying from the wrong place then if your … A grand every year! You must be buying from the wrong place then if your PC needs replacing every year. A top spec PC should be around the £400-£500 mark at most.



    lol

    You know nothing of PCs obviously.

    This is just one top-spec PC.

    alienware.co.uk/pro…ULT

    peteivy;1604897

    If we ever do get that in the UK I give it ten years before we see HD … If we ever do get that in the UK I give it ten years before we see HD downloads.



    You can already get HD downloads if you know where to look.

    Most of the various HD discs have been ripped and are online as well as TV series taken from HD channels. The one problem we face in the UK is the ISP's crazy usage limits. They sell you so-called 8mb broadband then cry foul when you try to use that bandwidth. In a world where a game demo can be over 1gb and an HD movie trailer hundreds of MB, it's criminal that the ISP's can cap you at something like 40gb a month.

    Original Poster

    Ungreat;1607303

    You can already get HD downloads if you know where to look.Most of the … You can already get HD downloads if you know where to look.Most of the various HD discs have been ripped and are online as well as TV series taken from HD channels. The one problem we face in the UK is the ISP's crazy usage limits. They sell you so-called 8mb broadband then cry foul when you try to use that bandwidth. In a world where a game demo can be over 1gb and an HD movie trailer hundreds of MB, it's criminal that the ISP's can cap you at something like 40gb a month.



    I appreciate that, but it is illegal. Also if you want to download an HD movie, then it'll take hours to download (depending on your ISP and throttling)
    I think the idea for HD downloads is for it to be "on demand" for which we would need much faster speeds than the "up to 8mb"

    Legally, HD downloads won't be commonplace for a good 10 years (thats my guess anyway!)

    Pete

    peteivy;1607710

    I appreciate that, but it is illegal. Also if you want to download an HD … I appreciate that, but it is illegal. Also if you want to download an HD movie, then it'll take hours to download (depending on your ISP and throttling)I think the idea for HD downloads is for it to be "on demand" for which we would need much faster speeds than the "up to 8mb" Legally, HD downloads won't be commonplace for a good 10 years (thats my guess anyway!)Pete



    Forgot to mention Xbox live already offer HD movie/TV downloads legally at a price. Most are rubbish though and UK choice is limited.

    peteivy;1607710

    I appreciate that, but it is illegal. Also if you want to download an HD … I appreciate that, but it is illegal. Also if you want to download an HD movie, then it'll take hours to download (depending on your ISP and throttling)I think the idea for HD downloads is for it to be "on demand" for which we would need much faster speeds than the "up to 8mb" Legally, HD downloads won't be commonplace for a good 10 years (thats my guess anyway!)Pete



    10 Years! I can tell you now that is most certainly not the case, being involved in the Networking industry and BT (OpenReach), the plans to upgrade and expand speeds for residential users is not very far off at all.

    Alfonse;1607899

    10 Years! I can tell you now that is most certainly not the case, being … 10 Years! I can tell you now that is most certainly not the case, being involved in the Networking industry and BT (OpenReach), the plans to upgrade and expand speeds for residential users is not very far off at all.



    If you're talking about 21cn the problem with that is that we will still be using ADSL and the same ****** copper will be feeding into our houses with the same limitations. It upgrades the backbone a bit but doesn't really do all that much to solve the problem of "slow" broadband.

    Alfonse;1607217

    lol You know nothing of PCs obviously.This is just one top-spec … lol You know nothing of PCs obviously.This is just one top-spec PC.http://www.alienware.co.uk/product_detail_pages/Area-51_ALX_SLI/area-51_specs.aspx?SysCode=PC-EU-A51-ALX-R6&SubCode=SKU-DEFAULT#pdp-nav



    Thankfully someone on this site who knows what they're talking about. I wouldn't buy an Alienware machine though. Way too overpriced and you're just paying for the name in the end

    306maxi;1608658

    If you're talking about 21cn the problem with that is that we will still … If you're talking about 21cn the problem with that is that we will still be using ADSL and the same ****** copper will be feeding into our houses with the same limitations. It upgrades the backbone a bit but doesn't really do all that much to solve the problem of "slow" broadband.



    Lol, the infrastructure needs to be in place before the roll-out of a new copper feed for introducing VOIP and all other IP services plus wireless is in the mix with it too, it isn't just a backbone upgrade.
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