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Old 09-05-2007, 05:57 PM
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Please excuse my lack of knowledge, but:
I see HD DVD's as "Combo format" implying they will play on a SD DVD player. Are BR also available in "Combo format"? Does this mean that a HD DVD Combo format would play the SD layer on a BR player? What about vice versa? Again, my apologies for such a basic question, but I can't seem to find an answer anywere.
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Old 09-05-2007, 06:00 PM
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The DVD side of a combo disc is a regular DVD. They play on anything that plays a regular DVD, including Blu-ray players.
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Old 09-05-2007, 06:04 PM
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Thank you... what that means in simple terms is that I could purchase an HD or BR player... purchase only combo disks (are they all combo disks?) and if the format I choose fails, I will still be able to play on the other format player (at least in SD format).
BTW, I have a high end Betamax (spent over $1000 in the mid 80's) in the basement collecting dust, so much like many potential adopters, I am holding back.
Thank you again.
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Old 09-05-2007, 06:10 PM
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A lot of HD DVD titles are combo, but no Blu-rays are.

What I have done, and several friends, is use the PS3 and Netflix (or Blockbuster). If you're into games, this is a nearly risk-free way to get into high-def.
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But combos are more expensive.that sucks.
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