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Old 02-12-2009, 05:44 PM
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Why get rid of them? I really dont understand this. Based on a player supposedly dying in 10 years or not. Anyone of us could be dead in a day, week, month, year or decade. My LG BH200 and A30 will probably outlast me (Im 38, I think Ive already started down the other side lol). So why get rid of something that I bought cheap and get enjoyment from everyday. Ppl are strange lol.


Oh wow I necro-bumped. I didnt realize this was an old thread ahaha. Sorry.
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Old 02-12-2009, 07:12 PM
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this is what I have done--
1) trade the titles I can for Blus which I have actually had some good luck with.
2) only upgrade when an upgrade is possible with the bd i.e. lossless or new encode (top gun is supposedly one title that is better on Blu) or total package (like "King Kong" which now offers both versions plus lossless)
3) I don't get rid of ANY titles until they get released on Blu.

use this criteria and it will be a pleasure to continue rocking HD DVD
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Old 02-19-2009, 08:53 AM
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I've just turned purple with second hand A2 from eBay.

Due to some simple reasons.

1. Stardust.
2. Lost in Translation
3. Eternal Sunshine on Spotless Mind.

I did not have special preference for any format, just love for the films.
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Old 02-19-2009, 01:54 PM
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this is what I have done--
1) trade the titles I can for Blus which I have actually had some good luck with.
2) only upgrade when an upgrade is possible with the bd i.e. lossless or new encode (top gun is supposedly one title that is better on Blu) or total package (like "King Kong" which now offers both versions plus lossless)
3) I don't get rid of ANY titles until they get released on Blu.

use this criteria and it will be a pleasure to continue rocking HD DVD
I follow your second step. I bought King Kong for the extras and additional footage, American Gangster for the conveience of having both versions of the film on the same disc, and others like Casino that have PIP. I will not rebuy a movie for blu if it is the same release and features as my hd dvd version. Transformers I got for free when I bought my A30 and my S350,lol. Same with 300.
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Old 02-19-2009, 07:13 PM
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Personally I would keep them. I am still buying hhhhdvd
Nothing like paying $3 a movie:-)

It'd be nice if Toshiba would be a good sport and put out a good quality Blu Ray/HD DVD hybrid player at the price of a standard BD player. There are a ton of dead formats that still play on DVD and BD players, and I am sure there is more of a market for HD DVD than VCD or CDI.
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Old 02-19-2009, 09:04 PM
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Personally I don't consider lossless much of an 'upgrade' as the DD+ is 1.5 mbps and few people have the setup and the ears to tell the difference after volume matching. The main value is knowing it's lossless and any placebo effect it may have, and any real difference heard will be small (unless they upgraded the audio mix as well).

In most cases where the BD and HD DVD have differing PQ on like titles, the HD DVD has the superior PQ.

If you have an HD DVD player, I don't see any reason to 'upgrade' to Blu as Blu titles come out, unless you are getting a lot more for your money, as in an extended cut like King Kong, or a slew of extras not previously available on HD DVD. Most of the more popular titles coming out are probably going to be rereleased at some point, so what's the point in double-dipping so quickly, unless you have money to burn.

If you want to see if it's better on Blu and you have the HD DVD, I'd recommend Netflix.
Besides, if you have the HD DVD, then you probably watched it recently anyway.
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Old 02-26-2009, 03:01 PM
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I know this is an older thread, but it reminds me of a conversation I had with a co-worker when initially bought my HD-DVD Player for my X-Box 360. To begin, I didn't pay as much as some (or perhaps most) did for standalone players. Also, if HD-DVD did not become the standard, I'd still have my collection & a device on which to play them. Do I have a Blu-ray Player currently? Yes. Do I love it? Yes. But all in all, I still pop in an HD-DVD from time to time & still enjoy it. My player & disc collection are not going anywhere....probably wouldn't get much for them anyways.....
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Old 02-26-2009, 07:59 PM
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I know this is an older thread, but it reminds me of a conversation I had with a co-worker when initially bought my HD-DVD Player for my X-Box 360. To begin, I didn't pay as much as some (or perhaps most) did for standalone players. Also, if HD-DVD did not become the standard, I'd still have my collection & a device on which to play them. Do I have a Blu-ray Player currently? Yes. Do I love it? Yes. But all in all, I still pop in an HD-DVD from time to time & still enjoy it. My player & disc collection are not going anywhere....probably wouldn't get much for them anyways.....
Yes, even though HD DVD didn't become the standard, the players and discs people bought are probably just as durable and long lasting as the Blu-ray players and discs people bought at around the same time (and likely paid more money for). Actually the HD DVD players will outlast today's Blu-ray players, since they will get less use over time.

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Old 02-26-2009, 08:25 PM
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Why get rid of them? I really dont understand this. Based on a player supposedly dying in 10 years or not. Anyone of us could be dead in a day, week, month, year or decade. My LG BH200 and A30 will probably outlast me (Im 38, I think Ive already started down the other side lol). So why get rid of something that I bought cheap and get enjoyment from everyday. Ppl are strange lol.


Oh wow I necro-bumped. I didnt realize this was an old thread ahaha. Sorry.
+1. Unless you are extremely OCD or something, what's the point? Enjoy the movies while you have them. The case colour isn't going to change your level of enjoyment.
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Old 03-17-2009, 10:14 AM
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Personally I would keep them. I am still buying hhhhdvd
Nothing like paying $3 a movie:-)
My thoughts exactly. I just picked up a few cheapies that I did not want to pay full price for. I'm keeping my players and all my hhhhdvd titles, and do not plan to replace any of my hhhhdvd titles when I do eventually go bbblu. I've got room in the system for a bbblu player when I get around to getting one.

When I got into hhhhdvd, I had a feeling it would lose the format war, but I could not resist the cheap player and software prices. I'm still waiting for bbblu to become more price-agreeable to me, but in the meantime, I've got around 75 HD dVD titles to hold me for awhile.

I'm not selling off my stuff, but I am glad some are, as it translates into good deals for me.
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