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Omar Karindu

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jwd

Subj: The real expense,m and the real problem...
Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 at 11:05:17 am 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.

http://www.digitalbits.com/#mytwocents

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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. \:\)

has less to do witht he discs -- the new players upconvert the old DVDs, as has been said -- than with the way we're all being forced to buy either an HD-TV or a ridiculously pricey converter box next year just to have something that can display the input. And what about watching Blu-Ray or HD-DVDs on your computer?

It's the forced hardware upgrade I'm ticked off about more than anything.

- Omar Karindu

"A Renoir. I have three, myself. I had four, but ordered one burned...It displeased me." -- Doctor Doom

"It's not, 'Oh, they killed Sue Dibney and I always loved that character,' it's 'Oh, they broke a story engine that could have told a thousand stories in order to publish a single 'important' one.'" -- John Seavey


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