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Old 02-08-2007, 05:33 PM
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im am getting sick of this whole war. i havent bought a hd dvd in weeks just because of the sheer anger i have towards all movie studios. If there was just some amazing way for both studios on both sides to go neutral then both formats could easily survive and im sure both sides would be happy...ahh if i only was someone powerful
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Old 02-08-2007, 05:36 PM
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If all studios were neutral, Blu-Ray would be dead.
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Old 02-08-2007, 05:36 PM
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im am getting sick of this whole war. i havent bought a hd dvd in weeks just because of the sheer anger i have towards all movie studios. If there was just some amazing way for both studios on both sides to go neutral then both formats could easily survive and im sure both sides would be happy...ahh if i only was someone powerful
Well, down the road Dual format players will become the rule and by the time a mature reasonably priced model is out, you will be about ready to upgrade anyways. With an earlier smaller investment you are able to enjoy a large percentage of all HD movies out there, not a bad trade-offto hold you over until dual format players become available.
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Old 02-08-2007, 06:02 PM
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Sigh....

We already have about 12 of these threads, can we combine a couple of them together please?
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Old 02-08-2007, 06:06 PM
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Well, this thread might die if we don't post in it...
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If all studios were neutral, Blu-Ray would be dead.
If Toshiba hadn't gone at this alone on the supply side, you wouldn't have this problem in the first place. Give the BDA credit for forming a strong alliance and take away credit from Toshiba for not.
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Old 02-08-2007, 07:13 PM
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If Toshiba hadn't gone at this alone on the supply side, you wouldn't have this problem in the first place. Give the BDA credit for forming a strong alliance and take away credit from Toshiba for not.
Problem? I am happy I was able to buy into watching quality HD releases last year for $434 (on Amazon). I don't see how enabling me in this way is a problem. I would still have not bought a Blu-ray player at this point at the prices they are selling at.

Kudos to Toshiba for watching out for the consumer.
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Old 02-08-2007, 07:23 PM
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If all studios were neutral, Blu-Ray would be dead.
Where do you get that idea?

If your wet dream comes true and all studios go neutral (even Sony?) AND consumers decided that they prefer (inferior) HD DVD and HD DVD manages to turn things around and outsells Blu-ray 2:1, then 3:1, then 100:1....

(Not that this would/could happen but we'll go with it for a moment) Blu-ray still isn't dead: There's still going to be 8+ million PS3s worldwide at the end of the year and Sony will continue to publish games on BD. There will still be BD-RE drives in computers and laptops (there's already a combo drive that reads HD-ROM but writes BD-RE for under $1000) and as the media drops in price as it always does, BD is best poised to become the optical media of choice in the next year or two.

Back to reality: Regardless of the outcome of the format war for movies, Blu-ray Disc isn't going anywhere anytime soon. No matter what happens, Blu-ray is basically guaranteed to stick around for at least 5-8 years. HD DVD has no such guarantee.
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lol, 8 million + ps3 sold by the end of the year.
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Back to reality: Regardless of the outcome of the format war for movies, Blu-ray Disc isn't going anywhere anytime soon. No matter what happens, Blu-ray is basically guaranteed to stick around for at least 5-8 years. HD DVD has no such guarantee.
Hd dvd is fighting for dual format players as a standard before Universal goes neutral. This was the inevitable result of Toshiba not forming strong supply side support including the studios (and losing Warner and Parmamount to neutral before launch).

Their best hope is for a tie, and always has been.
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