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Subj: Will High Def DVDs destroy DVDs like DVDs did to VHS?
Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 at 10:10:59 pm EST (Viewed 2 times)
Reply Subj: Are the High-Defination Wars (Blu Ray vs HD-DVD) coming to an end?
Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 at 01:58:02 pm EST

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In case anyone missed it Warner announced it was going strictly to Blu Ray a few days ago. It was the last major studio to make a decision and it get Blu Ray a big boost.

The rest is still unconfirmed rumors but it sounds like a lot of the other major studios left with HD-DVD may want to switch.


In the long run I think Blu Ray probably would be the way to go but I think its going to take awhile for them to take off. They have more memory capacity than the HD-DVD's but I think they're a little more expensive to produce. Eventually I'm sure like all electronics they'll start getting cheaper to produce and become more affordable. I can wait. I'm in no hurry to buy one. My standard DVD player works for me. \:\)

I was talking with my friend the other day. I completely understand the value and the future of movies on Blu ray/HD-DVD, especially because I just got an HDTV (though I'm still sticking with my trusty DVD player for the time being).

But, my friend was talking about how we went back to buy all of our favorite movies that we used to have on VHS and got them all on DVD. We were wondering if at some point, consumers will want to buy all of those movies AGAIN on the new High Def format.

I wouldn't think the market would function like that, because you can't really up the quality of old movies to High Def format. Neither of us know enough about the technology--do you all think DVDs of older movies will keep being sold in stores in a few years? Are, say, Blu Ray players backward compatible to play DVDs?


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