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Old 01-17-2008, 03:49 PM
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Exclamation Upconverting Players NEED to be Discontinued for High-Def to Advance!?!?

What are you thoughts on this? Especially, with what's been happening lately and BD continues to dominate.

I've been blaming Upconverting DVD players since HD DVD came out and today I still think it's what SLOWING DOWN sales of HD DVD & BD players.

They are cheap, some like Oppo(?) does an amazing job upconverting (cheap, $10) DVD's and J6P are very please enough that they feel that there's NO REASON to upgrade.
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Old 01-17-2008, 03:50 PM
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What are you thoughts on this? Especially, with what's been happening lately and BD continues to dominate.

I've been blaming Upconverting DVD players since HD DVD came out and today I still think it's what SLOWING DOWN sales of HD DVD & BD players.

They are cheap, some like Oppo(?) does an amazing job upconverting (cheap, $10) DVD's and J6P are very please enough that they feel that there's NO REASON to upgrade.
agreed, i have a few friends who preferred to chose upconverting players because
A) as you said cheap
B) they don't have to repurchase their current library of movies

at this point though, it would be hard to stop production of them.
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Old 01-17-2008, 03:51 PM
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Hopefully Blu-Ray players will drop low enough in price over the next few years enough that upconverting DVD players will become a moot point.
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BDA should just market their players as upconverting dvd players that also play BD's.
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BDA should just market their players as upconverting dvd players that also play BD's.
well, they will also have to drop the players like $300 at that point. you see upconverters from $40 - $100
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BDA should just market their players as upconverting dvd players that also play BD's.

Once the price gets low enough it will probably be a bullet point.
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As long as people keep on buying them, they will never get discontinued.
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Hence why upconversion doesnt really matter. Everything does it the only people who care about it are people eating the Toshiba crap. In a couple of years prices will be much lower, this is still pretty much early adopter stage most average people are just hearing that this war is over ands it's safe to jump into HD.
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I seriously think one of the major points is having to replace your library. say you have 500 dvds...do they want to
A) spend $100 and call it a day
B) Spend $400 and have to buy all the movies over?

That is the prb. DVDS are still viable and they provide what the average consumer wants. you need to get real movie buffs to shell out that money.

Look at our community here!
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I agree that they are hindering hd adoption, but I highly doubt that even 30% of ALL dvds that have EVER been released will EVER get released on hd media so they do serve a valuable purpose. I like the idea of the dual player with super-upconversion the best actually. helps cover everyone's needs.
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