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Old 02-25-08, 01:26 AM   #13
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Already been announced.

Coming May-ish.
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Old 02-25-08, 03:16 AM   #14
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They will actually go up in price now, because you need one to play all those hd-dvd movies that are going to go for cheap. While some will say, just go get a blu-ray player, and I will at some time. I am not paying $300-$400 for a dvd player, I'll wait till they hit the $200 mark.
There's still a bunch of HD-DVD movies that I wouldn't mind watching in HD. And now that everyone suddenly is ditching all HD-DVD things I can buy a player and movies for dirt cheap and get to enjoy the HD experience while I wait for Blu-Ray to come down in price

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There's still a bunch of HD-DVD movies that I wouldn't mind watching in HD. And now that everyone suddenly is ditching all HD-DVD things I can buy a player and movies for dirt cheap and get to enjoy the HD experience while I wait for Blu-Ray to come down in price

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plus later if you ever get blu-ray burner, changing those HD-DVD to Blu-ray disc is not very hard.
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Old 02-25-08, 12:01 PM   #16
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while I wait for Blu-Ray to come down in price

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It may be a while. As there is no competition anymore, the Blu-Ray makers might start pricing to make money.
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It may be a while. As there is no competition anymore, the Blu-Ray makers might start pricing to make money.
there's still competition between blu-ray makers. also blu-ray still has to beat dvd.
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plus later if you ever get blu-ray burner, changing those HD-DVD to Blu-ray disc is not very hard.
I can't imagine a Blu-ray burner (or Blu-ray disks) are ganna be cheap. I still remember when CD burners were heck expensive, and that was when CD driver were pretty darn common and cheap

How much would you be able to copy to a Blu-ray disk from HD-DVD anyways? Isn't there a big difference in the way they handle menus and interactive crap? Would the only thing I be able to copy be the video itself (which is all I really care about anyways. Extras be damned)? Would that require me to rip everything from the HD-DVDs then burn to the Blu-ray disk? I can imagine that would take a lot of time, a lot of CPU usage, and a lot of disk space

But maybe that's getting ahead of myself- Microsoft HD-DVD drive can hook up to PC, right? They are down to 50 bucks new at some places so your idea might make it worth it to pick one up

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i got my GGW-H20L for 399, well it might seem like high, but keep in mind is first 6x bd burner on market, plus it reads HD-DVD. and has amazing DVD burn quality.

i would never give that drive back
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