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    Hd - dvd isnt dead yet

    Considering hd-dvd is the new betamax i was suprised to see its release list in the next few months

    Check it out

    STARDUST 25/2/08
    ELIZABETH 25/2/08
    ATONEMENT 10/3/08
    BATTLESTAR GALACTICA SEASON 1 10/3/08
    AMERICAN GANGSTER 10/3/08
    ANCHORMAN 10/3/08
    2001 A SPACE ODYSSEY SPECIAL EDITION 24/3/08
    EYES WIDE SHUT SPECIAL EDITION "
    FULL METAL JACKET SPECIAL EDITION "
    SHINING SPECIAL EDITION "
    CLOCKWORK ORANGE SE "
    BEOWULF DIRECTORS CUT 07/04/08
    Assassination Of Jesse James 24/4/08
    I AM LEGEND 12/5/08
    BEE MOVIE 19/5/08
    TRADING PLACES 26/5/08
    Sky Captain And The World Of Tomorrow 26/5/08
    CLOVERFIELD 09/6/08
    ZODIAC DIRECTORS CUT 15/6/08
    TRAINSPOTTING SPECIAL EDITION 16/6/08
    ZOOLANDER 24/7/08

    Many reason to pick up a hd-dvd player at less than £77
    Its not like you cant pick up any films on hd-dvd - its region free and usa have tons of films

    Heresa list of the current films you can pick up on hd-dvd to just show that getting one now isnt madness


    PLANE EARTH BOXSET
    MATRIX TRILOGY
    BOURNE TRILOGY
    TRANSFORMERS
    KING KONG
    BATMAN BEGINS
    CHILDREN OF MEN
    APOLLO 13
    PITCH BLACK
    CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK
    THE THING
    CONSTANTINE
    300
    SHAUN OF THE DEAD
    PANS LABRYNTH
    RAMBO TRILOGY
    TROY
    BLOOD DIAMOND
    PRESTIGE
    LAST SAMURAI
    SERENITY
    FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS
    WATERWORLD
    TOTAL RECALL
    BLADE RUNNER
    40 YEAR OLD VIRGIN
    SUPERMAN 1
    SUPERMAN 2
    TERMINATOR 2 JUDGEMENT DAY
    THE ISLAND
    JARHEAD
    CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
    POLAR EXPRESS
    DAYLIGHT
    SPARTICUS
    THE MUMMY + MUMMY RETURNS
    STAR TREK SEASON 1
    HOT FUZZ
    I NOW PRONOUNCEYOU CHUCK AND LARRY
    KISS KISS BANG BANG
    KNOCKED UP
    BACKDRAFT
    BULLITT
    BLAZING SADDLES
    LETHAL WEAPON
    TOP GUN
    MISSION IMPOSSBILE TRILOGY
    ETERNAL SUNSHINE
    FACE OFF
    THE FUGITIVE
    BREAKFAST CLUB
    GODFATHER TRILOGY
    HEROES SEASON 1
    DUNE

    Explain to me how the formats dead when all these great films are out for it

    37 Comments

    I agree, a little cheaper and HD-DVD players will become worth buying as upscalers and also a player to take advantage of the massivley discounted films that should start appearing.

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    Ritchie 2;1627353

    I agree, a little cheaper and HD-DVD players will become worth buying as … I agree, a little cheaper and HD-DVD players will become worth buying as upscalers and also a player to take advantage of the massivley discounted films that should start appearing.



    Will be buying a hd-dvd player def when i get my hd-tv - because of the cheap prices - i cant get a blu ray player unless i get a ps3 (as the others cost too much )

    If your thinking of getting the xbox addon, Microsoft have stopped production on it

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    add-man;1627373

    If your thinking of getting the xbox addon, Microsoft have stopped … If your thinking of getting the xbox addon, Microsoft have stopped production on it



    no thinking of going for the toshiba one as it upscales too

    But one question -cant they be region hacked as i got loads of region 1 dvd i wanan upscaled

    AFAIK, HD-DVD is not region coded - there were plans to introduce coding but I doubt that will happen now. Perhaps someone could clarify?

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    Ritchie 2;1627438

    AFAIK, HD-DVD is not region coded - there were plans to introduce coding … AFAIK, HD-DVD is not region coded - there were plans to introduce coding but I doubt that will happen now. Perhaps someone could clarify?



    no hd-dvd is region free but im saying is the dvd player inside that upscales region free or can it be region hacked

    Banned

    its dead in that after these releases thats it...no more...future cinema releases etc blu ray is the way to go

    though dont get me wrong I own the 360 add on and many hd dvds and I will be buying many hd dvds in the coming weeks on the cheap still and cant waitto do so

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    Proximo;1627451

    its dead in that after these releases thats it...no more...future cinema … its dead in that after these releases thats it...no more...future cinema releases etc blu ray is the way to gothough dont get me wrong I own the 360 add on and many hd dvds and I will be buying many hd dvds in the coming weeks on the cheap still and cant waitto do so



    There are like 15 hd-dvds i want in that list
    most arnt even released on blu ray

    Im not getting a blu ray player until the ps3 price drop in april ( :thumbsup: t0mm)

    Ah, I see - could be possible to unlock using one of the many codes availible?

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    Ritchie 2;1627461

    Ah, I see - could be possible to unlock using one of the many codes … Ah, I see - could be possible to unlock using one of the many codes availible?



    The hd-dvd player is £77 - is it worth just holding off getting it and buying a ps3
    As even though there are quality titles released atm - i still want lord of the rings in high def and that wont happen on hd-dvd hmmmmm

    Obviously the ps3 cant be region hacked for dvds ??
    Damit why am i considering a ps3 grrrrrr (beats himself)

    dandoc2;1627413

    no thinking of going for the toshiba one as it upscales too But one … no thinking of going for the toshiba one as it upscales too But one question -cant they be region hacked as i got loads of region 1 dvd i wanan upscaled



    Sorry dandoc, as far as I know the EP-30 (& EP-35) are region 2 locked for DVDs and there is no hack or firmware updates to remove that restriction.

    There is a firmware hack for the HD-E1 to make it region free.

    Also worth taking a look at dvdcrave.com as there are many titles there for £4.23. They mostly out of stock at the moment, but they have said they are getting more stock in the next few days.
    40 Year Old Virgin
    Carlito's Way
    Deer Hunter
    Inside Man
    Kingdom The
    Leaving Las Vegas
    Mercury Rising
    Skeleton Key
    Terminator 2
    Evan Almighty
    I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry
    Bourne Identity The
    Frighteners The
    Game The
    Good Shepherd The
    Ray
    Red Dragon
    Scorpion King
    Shaun of the Dead
    Thing The
    Casino
    Dantes Peak
    Hot Fuzz
    Knocked Up
    Pitch Black
    Spartacus
    Rambo 3

    There are many others to be had @ £4.23 each. just search the site! :thumbsup:
    There is also a discount code of "february" which gives 10% off!!

    ]Here

    How come the recent deal about dvd crave dissapeared? It was a fantastic deal.

    Probably because its not an english company. Perfectly reputable though. Been using them for years! :thumbsup:

    Nice one Pete!

    peteivy;1628176

    Probably because its not an english company. Perfectly reputable though. … Probably because its not an english company. Perfectly reputable though. Been using them for years! :thumbsup:




    Where is it based?

    Australia

    dandoc2;1627467

    The hd-dvd player is £77 - is it worth just holding off getting it and … The hd-dvd player is £77 - is it worth just holding off getting it and buying a ps3 As even though there are quality titles released atm - i still want lord of the rings in high def and that wont happen on hd-dvd hmmmmmObviously the ps3 cant be region hacked for dvds ??Damit why am i considering a ps3 grrrrrr (beats himself)



    I'd get a dedicated 2.0 North American player towards the end of the year personally. That's what I'm waiting on, hopefully the BlueRay camp will of decided on a spec too by then or I might end up waiting for a 3.0 player...

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    ThePennyPincher;1651868

    I'd get a dedicated 2.0 North American player towards the end of the year … I'd get a dedicated 2.0 North American player towards the end of the year personally. That's what I'm waiting on, hopefully the BlueRay camp will of decided on a spec too by then or I might end up waiting for a 3.0 player...



    People say blu ray has won but you ahve to own a ps3 basically to have it
    Whereas the players are like £40 now for hd-dvd and with everything lower how comes companies wont understand its the better format and go back over to them

    Be hilarous if it did

    News tommorrow

    Warner and paramount and universal abandon blu ray and re sign with hd-dvd

    Yay

    peteivy;1628176

    Probably because its not an english company. Perfectly reputable though. … Probably because its not an english company. Perfectly reputable though. Been using them for years! :thumbsup:



    Dont you mean not a BRITISH company there is other countries in the UK you know lol

    dandoc2;1652476

    People say blu ray has won but you ahve to own a ps3 basically to have it … People say blu ray has won but you ahve to own a ps3 basically to have it Whereas the players are like £40 now for hd-dvd and with everything lower how comes companies wont understand its the better format and go back over to them Be hilarous if it did News tommorrow Warner and paramount and universal abandon blu ray and re sign with hd-dvd Yay




    I agree, Toshiba should of always sold the HD DVD players as DVD players instead of throwing in the towel.

    Obviously they would of had to take a bit off of the price to get them almost in line with upscalers, but you could of ninjad a lot of hardware into homes. Similar to what the PS3 has done for the blues

    My point was, I wouldn't by a European BlueRay player. Pick up an American one

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    ThePennyPincher;1656673

    I agree, Toshiba should of always sold the HD DVD players as DVD players … I agree, Toshiba should of always sold the HD DVD players as DVD players instead of throwing in the towel.Obviously they would of had to take a bit off of the price to get them almost in line with upscalers, but you could of ninjad a lot of hardware into homes. Similar to what the PS3 has done for the bluesMy point was, I wouldn't by a European BlueRay player. Pick up an American one



    Yep totally agree - blu ray uk selection is absolute rubbish

    Same when dvds first came out barely anything was out in the uk took at least 2 years to release a lot of quality titles

    ThePennyPincher;1656673

    I agree, Toshiba should of always sold the HD DVD players as DVD players … I agree, Toshiba should of always sold the HD DVD players as DVD players instead of throwing in the towel.



    And how much would they have sold that for? They got it as cheap as they could, to the point where they were already taking a substantial loss with each player.

    IF alot of stores are already reducing the HD-dvd prices i wouldnt be suprised if they chose not to stock any of the 'new' releases.

    I guess it all depends on the situation but i dont have enough HDMI ports on my tv, or the space around it to have both HD-dvd and BLuray and for that reason i would rather pay the extra for a format i will still be able to buy in a year.

    I think blurays will be more expensive for now but the resale value in a few months will be in line with the extra cost to purchase them, rather than HDdvd. I would imagine there are more HDdvds in the Uk than players so there will be no shortage of them ;-)

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    Titchimp;1656879

    IF alot of stores are already reducing the HD-dvd prices i wouldnt be … IF alot of stores are already reducing the HD-dvd prices i wouldnt be suprised if they chose not to stock any of the 'new' releases.I guess it all depends on the situation but i dont have enough HDMI ports on my tv, or the space around it to have both HD-dvd and BLuray and for that reason i would rather pay the extra for a format i will still be able to buy in a year. I think blurays will be more expensive for now but the resale value in a few months will be in line with the extra cost to purchase them, rather than HDdvd. I would imagine there are more HDdvds in the Uk than players so there will be no shortage of them ;-)



    Well hd-dvd new releases has been cancelled but not put me off as i still have a dvd player :thumbsup:

    dandoc2;1656900

    Well hd-dvd new releases has been cancelled but not put me off as i still … Well hd-dvd new releases has been cancelled but not put me off as i still have a dvd player :thumbsup:



    Well for any xbox 360 owners the console is a DVD player + upscaler before the HD-Dvd addon

    i think personally if it does die and dissapear...that all dvd units and hd dvds should be refunded...its been a complete waste of money for some ppl if this is the case...and they shouldnt be out of pocket just for supporting hd dvd

    Banned

    tazandsaz;1656920

    i think personally if it does die and dissapear...that all dvd units and … i think personally if it does die and dissapear...that all dvd units and hd dvds should be refunded...its been a complete waste of money for some ppl if this is the case...and they shouldnt be out of pocket just for supporting hd dvd



    As if that's gonna happen!

    guv;1656947

    As if that's gonna happen!



    lol well i know its not gonna ...but i think it should ....i aint bought any of the hd stuff...but id not be happy if i did lol if it fails....

    i remember wanting a 360 hd add on at crimbo..,.£100....in 2 month they have halfed in price..

    yep same here im amazed to see the prices now and happy i paid £35 for one now.

    Bad news for some releases on HD

    I have read the following...

    Paramount Home Entertainment has revealed that March 4th will mark the last titles the studio releases on the HD DVD format. All titles announced with release dates after March 4th have been canceled for their HD DVD releases (the DVD releases will stay on schedule). This includes the March 11th release of Dreamworks' 'Bee Movie' and the April 1st release of 'Sweeney Todd'

    gd_miester;1656841

    And how much would they have sold that for? They got it as cheap as they … And how much would they have sold that for? They got it as cheap as they could, to the point where they were already taking a substantial loss with each player.



    Well if they hadn't bundled discs, that would of saved a shilling. Not much, but every little helps. They weren't far off a good DVD upscaler anyway, so there wasn't that much of a price margin.

    The hardware was selling for silly money out in Asia, as you know with all electrical products. It doesn't cost that much, it's based on DVD tech afterall.

    Not that many HD and Blueray units have been sold, compared to the potential market out there, so a small loss now is a big profit later.

    It wasn't marketed very well either... 'The Look and Sound of Perfect' sounds like it was literally translated from Japanese. I don't think anyone was really aware that you could get combo discs either, or play standard DVD's on the hardware.

    Well game have reduced their price on the hd-dvd add on from £115 to £40. quite cheap id imagin, especially if you have stuff to trade in!!

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    I think what sony should do in a few months is say that they have enabled the blu ray player in the ps3 to play hd-dvds to entice people to upgrade to it

    Just a thought

    As really hd-dvd is the same tech as dvd so it wouldnt be hard to use it ina blu ray player

    dandoc2;1659527

    I think what sony should do in a few months is say that they have enabled … I think what sony should do in a few months is say that they have enabled the blu ray player in the ps3 to play hd-dvds to entice people to upgrade to it Just a thought As really hd-dvd is the same tech as dvd so it wouldnt be hard to use it ina blu ray player



    That would go back on all the money sony the blueray camp spent on the movie studios. Sony would then have to pay the HD DVD group royalties for every PS3 sold.

    Can a PS3 even play DVDs?

    ThePennyPincher;1663843

    Can a PS3 even play DVDs?



    Of course it can, and better then most dedicated upscalers that cost in excess of £300.

    tech.co.uk/hom…ers

    gd_miester;1663962

    Of course it can, and better then most dedicated upscalers that cost in … Of course it can, and better then most dedicated upscalers that cost in excess of £300.http://www.tech.co.uk/home-entertainment/video/dvd-hdd-players-and-receivers/dvd-players/features/faking-hd-the-10-best-video-upscalers




    Cool, never seen anything about it 'till now
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