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Old 01-12-08, 12:25 PM   #13
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Consumer electronics aren't an investment. I got my money's worth out of my players long ago.
I'm not a rich guy so buying into something like this is an investment to me lol. I can't just buy a $300-$400 standalone HD-DVD player, movies for $20-$30 a pop and then be semi-screwed when the format dies out. Yeah, I could get a $180 HD-DVD drive for the 360 but still, that's $180 that could've went somewhere else. I know I sound cheap but seriously, I'm a broke college student about to get married . . . yeah . . .
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Old 01-12-08, 12:27 PM   #14
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I just hope one of the two formats go out here soon and we can focus on getting HDM to the masses. I really wish that there was a way to force/push HDTVs and HD programming, but knowing most Americans, 25% to 45% just bought their first DVD player last year lol. I can't tell you how many people I've had to yell in my face because Blockbuster didn't carry VHS tapes anymore. If only cable and satellite companies would start pushing people to get HDTVs . . they are getting pretty cheap nowadays.
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My A2 was 98 bucks so im out nothing really.
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My A2 was 98 bucks so im out nothing really.
Wow, that's a sweet price. Wish HD-DVD had better title selection or else I would get another HD-DVD player.
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For me HD-DVD has the better title selection. ::
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For me HD-DVD has the better title selection. ::
Really? Not including the SD-DVD titles I currently own, there are only a handful of HD-DVDs I would buy/rent, compared to 10-20 Blu-Ray titles that I would buy/rent. To each his own . . .
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Old 01-12-08, 08:43 PM   #20
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Well do you think it's an indepth analysis? I'm not trying to offend him, just speaking my mind. You are obviously trying to offend, though I couldn't care less of that aweful attempt
well youre being a douchebag for ****ting on his thread. at least be pleasant to the guy, he's just trying to throw some facts out.
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Old 01-12-08, 08:45 PM   #21
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I'm not a rich guy so buying into something like this is an investment to me lol. I can't just buy a $300-$400 standalone HD-DVD player, movies for $20-$30 a pop and then be semi-screwed when the format dies out. Yeah, I could get a $180 HD-DVD drive for the 360 but still, that's $180 that could've went somewhere else. I know I sound cheap but seriously, I'm a broke college student about to get married . . . yeah . . .
yea i was hopin HD-DVD would do well so i could pick up a pretty cheap HD-DVD addon for my 360. but tbh, i cant afford a BD player atm. maybe i can get a BD-ROM for my PC.
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yea i was hopin HD-DVD would do well so i could pick up a pretty cheap HD-DVD addon for my 360. but tbh, i cant afford a BD player atm. maybe i can get a BD-ROM for my PC.
Sony has a BD-ROM drive coming Feb 11th for $200. Pre-order is already up on Amazon. I thought about getting this for my HTPC.

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-BDUX10S-B...0193411&sr=1-1
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Sony has a BD-ROM drive coming Feb 11th for $200. Pre-order is already up on Amazon. I thought about getting this for my HTPC.

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-BDUX10S-B...0193411&sr=1-1
upgradable firmware? i hope...

damnit, when will they finalize this mess?
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upgradable firmware? i hope...

damnit, when will they finalize this mess?
I haven't heard yet, that's why I'm waiting and keeping an eye out. I would say that since it's a PC drive, it should be upgradable.
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