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    HD-DVD owners, will you be buying Blu Ray now

    Just curious, how many of you HD-DVD owners (inc Xbox add on) will be upgrading to a Blu Ray player or PS3?

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    Already got a ps3 and hd but if i didnt i wouldnt be in a rush to run out and buy a bluray player. Im just going to enjoy watching my free hd dvds and looking forward to the price dropping so i can buy a lot more!

    Here we go again.

    thesaint;1607814

    Here we go again.



    This is actually a good question saint, pretty sure there won't be many as the main reason for buying into HD DVD was its price....

    Im not going to rush out and buy a blu ray player (ps3) cos theres still plenty of films I want to get on hd dvd.

    Original Poster

    LOL, who added the fanboy tag :lol:

    Shengis;1607822

    This is actually a good question saint, pretty sure there won't be many … This is actually a good question saint, pretty sure there won't be many as the main reason for buying into HD DVD was its price....



    It is a good question, but I give it until post number 10-11 before it becomes another fanboy squabble. :thumbsup:

    gd_miester;1607842

    LOL, who added the fanboy tag :lol:



    :whistling:

    thesaint;1607843

    It is a good question, but I give it until post number 10-11 before it … It is a good question, but I give it until post number 10-11 before it becomes another fanboy squabble. :thumbsup:



    Most likely :lol: On the plus side though, at least its not a deal that's going to be trashed by all that BS;-)

    All this debate about Blu-ray and HD has got me wondering what equipment I actually own now :-D

    I've got a PS3, which is Blu-ray, obviously, but a few months ago, I bought a Sony RDR GX350 DVD recorder at a bargain price. I bought it at the time because I wanted a decent recorder, but since this whole debate, am actually wondering if it supports HD dvd's? It says it upscales to 1080p, so is that as good as having a HD player? :? Not that I'm bothered really, but just interested incase I see any bargain HD dvd's

    Shengis;1607864

    Most likely :lol: On the plus side though, at least its not a deal that's … Most likely :lol: On the plus side though, at least its not a deal that's going to be trashed by all that BS;-)




    Well with our replies, I will now say it's safe to say that my prediction is a bit short, can I change it to post 17-18?

    The OP has added the necessary ingredients that ensures a fanboy slap-fest.

    In the OP/Title we have the words PS3, Blu-ray, Xbox and HD-DVD, let the battle commence. :viking:

    Banned

    I already own a blu ray player so will carry on buying blu but also buying a load of cheap hd dvds when i see em

    Not yet,if they bring a blu-ray addon for the 360 i might.
    But in the mean time normal DVD is okay on my TV

    What do you guys think is best, HD DVD or BLUE-RAY? Seriously,did you know that BETAMAX, yes you read that correctly,is still used in the "industry" even today. I also still use my
    mini-disc player :thumbsup: I think it is good to have choices and personally,I don't let fashion,or other peoples opinions decide what I want,what I like. Obviously you maybe see something on TV or read an article that informs you of "new technology" in the first place,but if you go to a shop and try it,borrow a mate's or even buy one and don't like it,all the "this is better than that because..." arguments don't matter a jot if you don't like it. Who cares what's the biggest,what's the best. I got a Nokia N95 on it's UK release date. Did I have "the best phone in the world" at that time. Yes,I probably did,but how long does it take until the next "Best" comes out. We are turning in to Japan who throw out all their "stuff" just because the newer model maybe has the on/off button in green,or blue,or invisible! We are seriously *ucke* if we carry on like this. Landfills,pollution. Can you believe that their are Billions,yes,you read that correctly,BILLIONS of people without access to fresh water!! I mean WTF. We need to check ourselves before we wreck ourselves! word! :w00t:

    rehydrated;1608094
    We need to check ourselves before we wreck ourselves! word! :w00t:


    I bet Ice Cube didn't expect his lyrics to be used in this manner. :-D

    Yes the later betamax's were fantastic, they were very small and quality far outdid VHS.

    I still own my betamax, but its at my parents and hasnt been used in years

    Depends if Sony tighten up on region restrictions. The one major plus HD-DVD had was the lack of region locks.

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    Ungreat;1608172

    Depends if Sony tighten up on region restrictions. The one major plus … Depends if Sony tighten up on region restrictions. The one major plus HD-DVD had was the lack of region locks.



    Region restriction has nothing to do with Sony, it is up to the studios.

    gd_miester;1608677

    Region restriction has nothing to do with Sony, it is up to the studios.



    Yes and no. Bluray has region rstriction built in. HD-DVD does not.

    I won't be buying blu ray i'm happy with the hd-dvd add on i've got for my 360 and there is plenty of films about for it that will now become even cheaper

    souljacker;1608797

    I won't be buying blu ray i'm happy with the hd-dvd add on i've got for … I won't be buying blu ray i'm happy with the hd-dvd add on i've got for my 360 and there is plenty of films about for it that will now become even cheaper



    What about when a new movie comes out?

    306maxi;1608844

    What about when a new movie comes out?



    doesn't bother me, i' not a couple of hundred pound just to watch the latest film in hd, i'm happy enough with the back catalouge of hd-dvd at the moment.

    Original Poster

    306maxi;1608793

    Yes and no. Bluray has region rstriction built in. HD-DVD does not.



    Which gives control to the studios, if they want region free, then its region free.

    Banned

    Cant say I was particularly interested in either format, but favoured HD-DVD. I'm more than happy with SDVD and HD content off the net and will shortly be buying a Satellite HD receiver (non $ky) so really dont have the need for BR.

    Sony might be rejoicing that Toshiba is dropping HD-DVD, but it doesnt really mean they won the war if nobody is buying BR - and the take up is pretty poor when you compare it with SDVD when that first started. (I used to buy at least 1 or 2 films per week - normally R1.) It wouldnt surprise me in the slightest if SDVD outlived BR.

    I planned on adding a Blu-ray player anyways, but still waiting for the prices to drop...

    Nope, I won't ! Well not until it gets a shed lot cheaper. Just ordered one of the Toshiba HD Dvd players, that'll do for a couple of years when hopefully Blu-Ray will either have become to the format to own or not, I can then decide if I really want one. My opinion is that it'll eventually go to downloads, just like the music has...

    I'll wait till the best format wins......................oops sorry it lost......................................guess I'll have to stick with Hd dvd (region free thingy) until bluray sorts itself out with region coding, and a player that is better than the toshiba Hd dvd player...........could be a long waithttp://www.wizdforums.co.uk/images/smilies/shrug.gif
    I do own a blue* ray player and It's not as good as the Tosh:?

    Can we just lock all this crapola about hd-dvd v blu ray as im sick of it now

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