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Old 11-08-07, 04:14 PM   #1
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Hey everyone!

I hope this is the right forum. I want to give my dad the first season of either Lost, Prison Break or Heroes and I think I'll end up with heroes. He's a hifi tech nerd (or he has been at least) and he says he waits until there's a clear winner before he buys an HD-DVD or Bluray player. Some time ago I felt that the sentiments in here on nVnews lied with HD DVD (not least because of evil chris I guess ), but what's it like now with many several firms having changed sides or so I've heard, Blockbuster selling Bluray exclusive etc., but I can see that I can only get Heroes on HD DVD. I want to do that, but not if Bluray is gonna win the format war and my dad ends up buying a bluray player instead. So...?
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Old 11-08-07, 04:31 PM   #3
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At this moment, Blu-ray is winning but who knows. Rumors that Warner Brothers' considering moving to Blu-ray only since most of their titles sells more on Blu-ray than HD-DVD. A lot of online sites or retailers drops HD-DVD because Blu-ray sells well. Local BestBuy had expanded Blu-ray while HD-DVD remains the same. Blu-ray has more studio suppoters than HD-DVD.

This holiday, stuff is looking good for Blu-ray. Also keep it in mind, several studios finally get in picture feature on Blu-ray so now HD-DVD isn't only one that has those features. Blu-ray is catching up quickly and offers what HD-DVD is currently offering. I noticed HD-DVD movies price is slightly more than Blu-ray movies... hmm.
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Old 11-08-07, 04:31 PM   #4
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Old 11-08-07, 04:35 PM   #5
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At this moment, Blu-ray is winning but who knows. Rumors that Warner Brothers' considering moving to Blu-ray only since most of their titles sells more on Blu-ray than HD-DVD. A lot of online sites or retailers drops HD-DVD because Blu-ray sells well. Local BestBuy had expanded Blu-ray while HD-DVD remains the same.

This holiday, stuff is looking good for Blu-ray. Also keep it in mind, several studios finally get in picture feature on Blu-ray so now HD-DVD isn't only one that has those features. Blu-ray is catching up quickly and offers what HD-DVD is currently offering. I noticed HD-DVD movies price is slightly more than Blu-ray movies... hmm.
Ok I also heard stuff like that.. but I also heard something about Paramount (I think it was) suddenly going from undecided mode to full-HD DVD supporter mode, which should be just as big of a blow to Bluray as the Blockbuster-Bluray love was to HD DVD.

I dunno I haven't really been following this for the past year, I just hope that things were clearing up and that a clear winner could be foretold at present =)
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Yeah, everyone was surprised to hear Dreamworks/Paramount moved to HD-DVD exclusive. Rumors that they were paid to become exclusive (I think). Too bad Transformer didn't sell well or even beat Blu-ray best sellers.
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Just get him a HD-DVD player and Heroes. By the time the war is settled, you'll probably have a PC that can rip and burn to whatever format is the winner anyway.
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Old 11-08-07, 05:14 PM   #9
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Just get him a HD-DVD player and Heroes. By the time the war is settled, you'll probably have a PC that can rip and burn to whatever format is the winner anyway.
I dunno about that, he's pretty serious with 15,000$ projector, the DVD player he bought he imported from US cost him around the same I belive and I don't even wanna guess the price on his line doubler and other ****. He's not the type who rips and plays and such, when he uses a total amount of 50k$ (at least) of a pro home cinema in his basement, he's not the type who doesn't wanna dish out 30-50$ for at movie.

So I want to make the right choice here. Lets see about all three cool series I'm watching atm:

Coming as bluray:
Lost
Prison Break

Coming as HD DVD:
Heroes

That's 2 to 1. I only just started on Prison Break, I like Lost a lot, but I really, really also like Heroes. He's actually specifically said that he wants to watch the whole 24 series at some point and as far as I can see that's also coming to Bluray only. God damnit, decisions, decisions...
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I am waiting for a hybrid player to come out for under $200. Nuff said.
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Old 11-08-07, 06:20 PM   #11
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You say he is serious yet he has neither? No. Sorry. It is lame not to have either if you have a halfway decent TV. I did not pick one format or another . . .did both (via 380 Elite and PS3). Both are capable players and give 1080p love.
Exactly! Besides his basement home cinema he does have a very decent 50" 1080p-capable HDTV with an excellent picture IMO, he's just making excuses IMO, it's getting annoying
So giving him either a Bluray Movie or an HD-DVD movie could push him to just do something about it! Actually I do consider just telling him "father I won't give you a birthday present at this time, however I will give you a double value chrismas present", then give him both an HD-DVD and Bluray movie for chrismas

Yeah could be fun... But really I want to have an idea of which format has the best chance if I decide to go buy him an HD DVD/Bluray movie for this saturday
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Yeah, everyone was surprised to hear Dreamworks/Paramount moved to HD-DVD exclusive. Rumors that they were paid to become exclusive (I think). Too bad Transformer didn't sell well or even beat Blu-ray best sellers.
yeah right

http://www.cdfreaks.com/news/Transfo...-HD-title.html

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Despite all the hype about Blu-ray's success, the blockbuster hit from DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures, Transformers has had a major success when it comes to both high and regular definition, selling over 100,000 HD DVDs on its first day of release and over 190,000 HD DVDs during its first week. As a result, it has become the best selling high definition title to date in either format for both day one sales and week one sales. This also makes it the best selling HD DVD ever.

Its DVD version has sold 4.5 million units on its debut day, making it also the top selling DVD day-one for the year and its sales figure has so far reached 8.3 million units since its debut. It has even made over $700 million in global box office sales.

As with many other HD releases, this title features a range of web-enabled features than can be accessed from HD DVD players connected to the Internet. So far, over 20% of consumers who bought the Transformers HD DVD have accessed its web-enabled features.

Gaco, just go with HD-DVD
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