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Old 10-31-08, 04:51 PM   #25
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Once Feb 2009 comes and goes as does analogue TV in the US, the need for BD and HD will sky-rocket.

By next summer everyone will have an HDTV and BD player.
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Old 10-31-08, 05:51 PM   #26
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Once Feb 2009 comes and goes as does analogue TV in the US, the need for BD and HD will sky-rocket.

By next summer everyone will have an HDTV and BD player.
you do realize that that will change nothing right?

all it is is over-the-air signals. and most TV's are already equipped.
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Old 10-31-08, 07:04 PM   #27
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Around 48 mb/s (40mb for video and 8mb for uncompressed audio) for very high quality streams like transformers(blu-ray).
Transformers Blu-ray used Dolby TrueHD. Its audio bitrate doesn't reach 8Mbps ever. TrueHD generally runs around 2 - 3 Mbps.
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Old 10-31-08, 07:22 PM   #28
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Gizmodo made a nice article in regards to bitrate comparison of various HD Providers.

http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2008/09/gi...igh_def-2.html
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Old 10-31-08, 08:11 PM   #29
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I feel Sony isn't that bad. On PSN if I buy a soundtrack, it's DRM free. On my MD player if I put a track on I can check it out 3 times, before I need to check them back in. My Mini Disc player plays ANY CD. My Sony clock radio plays any radio station. No questions.

Stop with the FUD ViN.
I hope you're joking like you normally do. Sony practically invented rootkits, and they weren't even sorry for being caught. Sony and EA are pretty much the main offenders when it comes to intrusive DRM.

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Once Feb 2009 comes and goes as does analogue TV in the US, the need for BD and HD will sky-rocket.

By next summer everyone will have an HDTV and BD player.
As VIN stated, you're a little off on this. Almost every TV today is capable of receiving a digital signal. If you can get standard def cable/satellite hooked up, then your tv is good. It doesn't have to be HD.

Sometimes those who are well off forget there's another world down here. I live in north western Louisiana, and I'm one of the fortunate here. making $50k/year puts me in the upper echelon. Most people here can't afford a new tv, and many are just now getting a Playstation 2 (yes, TWO).
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Old 10-31-08, 09:28 PM   #30
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Digital != HD
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Old 10-31-08, 09:33 PM   #31
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My mom's TV is from Nov. 1997 and has no digital TV tuner. She has Time Warner but we are not paying for their box (only the signal which is $18). I've already picked out a nice 40'' Sony XBR7 to replace the aged TV. With it we'll be getting a PS3, so we'll be ready.

I already have an HDTV at my dad's and a PS3.

Most everyone I know already has an HDTV or is planning to get one this holiday season. With the falling price of blu-ray players, most people will have one sooner or later.

Blu-ray is not dead...it's just getting started.

I remember when DVD was just getting started and people were saying it wouldn't make it and would go the way of the laser disc and something better was coming in a few years.
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I don't think streaming (guaranteed to play @ high bitrates and resolutions WHILE downloading) content will attain great market share. If Blu-Ray stumbles then downloadable HD content may take off in the form of content delivered straight to the hard drives of DVRs, consoles and proprietary set-top boxes.

Maybe you will be able to watch some of it whilst it's still downloading. I dunno, it seems to me though that at least SOME form of downloaded and locally-stored HD content will be the format of choice. I just don't see anyone committing to being able to satisfy bandwidth requirements for true streaming. ... and then on the other hand maybe I don't know enough about current internet vs. cable tv data throughput.

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Once Feb 2009 comes and goes as does analogue TV in the US, the need for BD and HD will sky-rocket.

By next summer everyone will have an HDTV and BD player.
Yes by that time the people who are too cheap to pay for cable or satellite tv will automatically stop being cheap and instead buy expensive blu ray players and movies.
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Old 11-01-08, 01:28 PM   #34
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ok this is what needs to happen on a global level.

Blu-Ray for $15.99
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ok this is what needs to happen on a global level.

Blu-Ray for $15.99
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Too much of a spread. The BD is 60% more expensive.
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ok this is what needs to happen on a global level.

Blu-Ray for $15.99
DVD for $9.99
Realistically, if new releases were retailed at:

BD - $24.99
DVD - $19.99

Then everything would be ok. Wal-Mart already prices about $5 cheaper for the release week. Amazon also discounts. But if the above were the MSRP, then we'd be doing ok. But right now, launch day BDs tend to have a MSRP of $29.99-$34.99. It's absurd.
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