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View Poll Results: If HD DVD dies, what do you want to see happen to Blu?
Toshiba get paid by the BDA, Create a BD 2.0 player, and Help BD vs Dvd 17 41.46%
Toshiba play spoiler with cheap SD2HD Upconversaion/HD DVD players taking BD down with it. 16 39.02%
Other, Post below 8 19.51%
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Old 01-15-2008, 12:43 PM
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Default If HD DVD goes down, what would you like to see happen for Blu?

What would you like to see happen with Blu?
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Old 01-15-2008, 12:45 PM
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I have no ill will towards Blu-ray, I just want HD DVD to continue as I believe it is the better thought out format

Edit : your poll doesn't include Toshiba making a dual format player to support HD DVD owners if it got paid to support Blu-ray

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Old 01-15-2008, 01:01 PM
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Aren't they already doing option 2?
Next step for them is to package (or hand out ) a HD player with every HDTV sold (of any brand).
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Old 01-15-2008, 01:02 PM
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Blu needs to get their crap together. Nevermind HD DVD do what it takes and go after SD DVD. That should have been their focus all along. HD DVD has one last ditch effort to get HD DVD into all the homes with HD TVs. Let's hope it works....
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Old 01-15-2008, 01:03 PM
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I think HD DVD sticking around will be best for consumer down the road. The ease of authoring and less burdensome DRM will be a big plus for enthusiasts and also small distributors who don't want to pay the $2500 AACS fee. In fact, I think consumers would severly regret not having HD DVD around once the desire to do suich things on HDM reaches mainstream.
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Old 01-15-2008, 01:09 PM
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As long as Toshiba keeps fighting and at least two studios are exclusive to HD DVD, there is still a chance for a purple future.
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Old 01-15-2008, 01:18 PM
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Of those options, I chose option #1 because I like hi-def. That said, I hold firm on the belief that the Warner news didn't signal HD DVD's death, as all naysayers claim on an hourly basis. If something turned against it in the future, however, I would hope Toshiba would help support a purple universe for all of us lovers of HD DVD.
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Old 01-15-2008, 04:19 PM
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I vote for the option where BDA pays Toshiba a big wad of cash, Toshiba turns to producing BD 2.0/HD DVD combo players free of BDA royalties - and BD adopts HD DVD's interactive format, thus cutting Toshiba in on BDA royalties. It's not too late - hell, Profile 1.1 players barely exist and 2.0 are vaporware and the spec isn't going to be mandatory anyway. The Blu boys won't miss what they never had. We could still get a unified HDM format and new cheaper universal players would support our existing discs.

Or just change the 2.0 spec to make it require combo functionality, in exchange for Toshiba going purple with BD 2.0 players. That would really be a bitter pill for the BD camp to swallow.
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Old 01-15-2008, 05:35 PM
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Edit : your poll doesn't include Toshiba making a dual format player to support HD DVD owners if it got paid to support Blu-ray
This is what I hope they end up doing also. Many of us have a pretty substantial amount of money invested in HD DVD movies and I hope that Toshiba and atleast a few other companies will offer competitively priced dual format players.
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Old 01-15-2008, 06:34 PM
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See BD get its ass kicked by DVD.
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