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    Cyburbian
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    High Definition: Blu-Ray or HD-DVD

    WB now supporting Blu-Ray and Blu-Ray has 5 of 7 major U.S. movie studios..

    Which format do you support?

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    Cyburbian craines's avatar
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    Just bought a blue-ray to go with the new plasma. The reason was just what you indicated, more studios going with blue-ray. I was also told by the sales rep for best buy that more inlikey studios will release their movies in both formats initially but over time he felt that blue ray would win out. He also said that if you have kids go with blue-ray cause that is where disney and warner are at.
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    Am I the only one frightened by this much technology? I mean, come on, where will it end?
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    I am sitting on the sidelines until someone wins. I am not sure that the new format is just another stop gap. Who remembers laser discs players?
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    This whole arguement reminds me of Betamax. I'm holding onto my CD's and DVDs and a few VHS' for the time being.

    I hope it all backfires on 'em and people get so confused they stop buying stuff.
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    Its all stop gap technology until we get the chip implants.
    The sales person did indicate that it was the same old.

    Why cant we just download Hi Def films into our media centers libraries and then play them on our high def systems OOps I guess we can. The
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    Quote Originally posted by DetroitPlanner View post
    I hope it all backfires on 'em and people get so confused they stop buying stuff.
    I keep waiting for that to happen. It seems to me that the differences in quality are not really discernible to the human eye, so what's the point? Oh yeah, changing the technology to sell us the same sh*t over and over so we can have one movie in ten different formats.

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    I'm not buying anything until we upgrade the living room t.v. and the new format discs come down in price; they cost way more than regular DVDs. We won't be upgrading the t.v. until RJ's 32-in Sony croaks and then we'll need some carpentry work done to accommodate a flat-screen. It's a ways down the road.

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    I'm not buying chit until they stop making regular DVDs and my 32" Sony gives up the fight-11 years and still going strong. As already mentioned this is reminiscent of the VHS-Beta rivalry of the 80's.
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    Quote Originally posted by Brocktoon View post
    I am sitting on the sidelines until someone wins. I am not sure that the new format is just another stop gap. Who remembers laser discs players?
    Laser disks? Who remebers vinyl? Who remebers 8 tracks? Who remebers cassettes? Who remebers copying vinyl onto cassettes to reduce wear and scratches?

    Gotta stop....and catch....my breath....

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    Cyburbian CJC's avatar
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    I think Blu-ray and HD-DVD are both stop gaps. On-demand of some type or another will take over as the dominant technology.

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