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    Couple of Noob HD DVD questions :-)

    1) I currently own a 19" hd ready 720p tv, is it worth getting a hd dvd player add on for the 360 for £20?
    2) Will HD DVD's work in the normal dvd drive?

    Thanks
    :)Rep will be given

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    hd-dvds will only work in a hd-dvd drive
    if u dont mind spendin a lil money then its worth it. Also u can get a lot of titles for circa £5 each these days so spend bout 100 quid and u will have some nice films

    Well i have an hd dvd player and the quality is amazing so i would reccomend it and HD dvds wont work in normal dvd players unless they are combo discs

    Banned

    If you are going to make use of the drive.... why not!

    No HD DVDs will not work in a DVD drive.

    Of course only problem is HD has gone down the pan...
    Expect next version of XBox to have Blue ray or blue ray Xbox External drive in the near future :-D

    But for £20 you cant really go wrong

    Celticsun;2283097

    Of course only problem is HD has gone down the pan...Expect next version … Of course only problem is HD has gone down the pan...Expect next version of XBox to have Blue ray or blue ray Xbox External drive in the near future :-D



    true
    but for example you cant really argue at some of the prices of some hd-dvds today
    i mean i got all the harry potters for under 25 quid
    only blu ray they total about 90 quid or something stupid

    Original Poster

    Yeah well I'm just thinking of the heroes series one deal and then some other films for £5!

    numptyj;2283103

    truebut for example you cant really argue at some of the prices of some … truebut for example you cant really argue at some of the prices of some hd-dvds todayi mean i got all the harry potters for under 25 quidonly blu ray they total about 90 quid or something stupid



    And don't forget that HD-DVDs are region-free, so you can pick up relatively cheap from abroad too.

    spikeyjacko;2283106

    Yeah well I'm just thinking of the heroes series one deal and then some … Yeah well I'm just thinking of the heroes series one deal and then some other films for £5!



    ye cracking deal got mine yesterday
    although the postie left it outside my door and anyone could have taken it!

    Original Poster

    How long do you think the gamestation and hmv deal will be on for?
    Because I can't afford both atm

    spikeyjacko;2283173

    How long do you think the gamestation and hmv deal will be on for?Because … How long do you think the gamestation and hmv deal will be on for?Because I can't afford both atm



    I would get your player first and dvds after. The dvds will be of no use to you without something to play them on:)

    spikeyjacko;2283173

    How long do you think the gamestation and hmv deal will be on for?Because … How long do you think the gamestation and hmv deal will be on for?Because I can't afford both atm



    well hd-dvds are gonna have to come down in price cos its a dead format
    mebbe get the drive first with the couple of hd-dvds

    Original Poster

    So true lol
    But then what if I buy the player and then all the dvd's go out of stock

    With the format dying Ebay should have a thriving market for quite some time.

    I picked up the player with Serenity and Bourne Supremacy for £25 at Gamestation then got King Kong for a fiver at Play. Got Heroes HD-DVD for £12.99 at HMV then Bourne Identity for £7 at Axelmusic. Stupidly got the Matrix trilogy for £30 the days before someone found a better deal on here.

    If I ever get a BD player and decide to replace them I'll just stick the lot on Ebay.

    gutted
    managed to get matrix trilogy for 15 squids
    watched the first one last night

    Original Poster

    are the ones at gamestation pre owned?
    I might trade a couple of games in and get one with the money they give me ( get them to price CEX )

    spikeyjacko;2283345

    are the ones at gamestation pre owned?I might trade a couple of games in … are the ones at gamestation pre owned?I might trade a couple of games in and get one with the money they give me ( get them to price CEX )



    Im 99% certain that they are, but they give 12 months' warranty with all pre-owned hardware :thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    Cool might get one this afternoon!

    numptyj;2283116

    ye cracking deal got mine yesterdayalthough the postie left it outside my … ye cracking deal got mine yesterdayalthough the postie left it outside my door and anyone could have taken it!



    youd rather hed not delivered it and returned it to sorting office?

    Only thing im worried future wise with hd dvd is what if the drive breaks like a year down the line - how can i replace it and how cheap will they be

    dandoc2;2283630

    youd rather hed not delivered it and returned it to sorting office?



    well i work near my sorting office anyway so it wouldnt have been a problem
    but you dont expect a package to be sitting outside your door, lol its really bad but i know that myself if i saw that ouside someones house, i woudl have known that it was from hmv (the solid cardboard they use) and i would have taken it.

    Gamestation ones are not reconditioned. They are new

    numptyj;2283643

    well i work near my sorting office anyway so it wouldnt have been a … well i work near my sorting office anyway so it wouldnt have been a problembut you dont expect a package to be sitting outside your door, lol its really bad but i know that myself if i saw that ouside someones house, i woudl have known that it was from hmv (the solid cardboard they use) and i would have taken it.



    Most of my large items are left outside my house behind the flower pot - never gets stolen and i live near croydon

    dandoc2;2283775

    Most of my large items are left outside my house behind the flower pot - … Most of my large items are left outside my house behind the flower pot - never gets stolen and i live near croydon



    omgzstfulawlz

    i wouldnt mind if it was put behind a flowerpot but in front of our brand new white door it kinda stuck out
    nevertheless i now have my season 1of heroes on hd-dvd

    http://www.shipmentoffail.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/hd-fail.jpg

    TWIGGY4LIFE 666;2285002



    A VHS fanboy i see

    numptyj;2285013

    A VHS fanboy i see



    but its true, HD failed. Blue ray won.

    TWIGGY4LIFE 666;2285039

    but its true, HD failed. Blue ray won.



    ok you pay through the roof for your blu rays while i get some cheap hd-dvds
    kthxbai

    numptyj;2285052

    ok you pay through the roof for your blu rays while i get some cheap … ok you pay through the roof for your blu rays while i get some cheap hd-dvdskthxbai



    Fair point, but new DVD's are only in Blue-ray format, so HD DVDs are cheap probably because they are old.

    TWIGGY4LIFE 666;2285065

    Fair point, but new DVD's are only in Blue-ray format, so HD DVDs are … Fair point, but new DVD's are only in Blue-ray format, so HD DVDs are cheap probably because they are old.



    well there are still some newish films out on hd-dvd so imo its worth baggin them at cheap prices
    move to blu ray when the new ps3 comes out and when the prices go down!

    numptyj;2285079

    move to blu ray when the new ps3 comes out



    New PS3, that will be expensive! :thumbsup:

    TWIGGY4LIFE 666;2285039

    but its true, HD failed. Blue ray won.



    The discs didn't magically disappear or stop working when Blu-Ray won.

    It's a temporary fix of HD quality films for a fraction of the cost of buying a BD setup. I know that at some point in the future I will have to buy these again in the new format but for now I can get them in the same high quality for a fiver. :thumbsup:

    Ungreat;2286010

    The discs didn't magically disappear or stop working when Blu-Ray … The discs didn't magically disappear or stop working when Blu-Ray won.It's a temporary fix of HD quality films for a fraction of the cost of buying a BD setup. I know that at some point in the future I will have to buy these again in the new format but for now I can get them in the same high quality for a fiver. :thumbsup:



    If you read the earlier posts you will see we have already gone through this debate.

    TWIGGY4LIFE 666;2286201

    If you read the earlier posts you will see we have already gone through … If you read the earlier posts you will see we have already gone through this debate.



    That doesn't negate my opinion or my overwhelming need to tell it to everyone on internet forums. :roll:

    Now if you'll excuse me I think i'll go and watch a HD-DVD with the sound turned up full to try and ignore the fact the player sounds like a hoover full of nails. :whistling:
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