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#1 bobbytomorow

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 04:24

Paramount is poised to drop its support of HD DVD after Warner Brothers’ recent backing of Sony’s Blu-ray technology, in a move that will sound the death knell of HD DVD and bring the home entertainment format war to a definitive end.


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Posted 08 January 2008 - 04:30

As I said in the other topic, BOOM! HeadSHOT (if it happens).

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 04:30

dear god.. some much drama over this HD-DVD stuff... let it go, they lost.. stop clinging to scraps and letting yourself die a very slow and painful death.

I was a supporter of HD-DVD, but it's pointless, and i'm pro blu-ray now.. if you can't beat'em... JOIN'EM!

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 04:31

If they do it, it will certainly be one of the last nails in the coffin.

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 04:32

How with this work out with things like microsoft and their Xbox? Will they keep using the format and somehow start a new one? Or what will go on?

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 04:32

the article is speculating.. they just say they probably have the exit clause.. God, people are starting to act completely insane. Does anyone actually read these?

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 04:36

I was a supporter of HD-DVD, but it's pointless, and i'm pro blu-ray now.. if you can't beat'em... JOIN'EM!



Yep, thats what I'm doing!

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 04:44

Blu-Ray since day one glad all the bs will be over soon.

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 05:03

I doubt that this will all matter later on. Distribution over the internet is what we are going to. All of the news surrounding Microsoft's IPTV partnerships and acheivements is very good. And then of course, using Xbox LIVE as a means of moving TV shows and movies to the masses, etc...

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 05:03

the article is speculating.. they just say they probably have the exit clause.. God, people are starting to act completely insane. Does anyone actually read these?


What are your insiders saying? We'll prepare for the opposite.

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 05:08

It had to end at some point. At least it will make the decision easier on consumers.

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 05:15

How with this work out with things like microsoft and their Xbox? Will they keep using the format and somehow start a new one? Or what will go on?


They just offered an attachment for the xbox, thats all, it dosnt rely on it for anything other than playing movies.

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 05:19

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 05:21

If this happens, then the final nail in the coffin would be MS releasing a Blu-Ray extension for the 360.

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 05:23

What are your insiders saying? We'll prepare for the opposite.


There's no insiders, I'm just pointing out a completely speculative article that is carefully planned to try to inflict more damage with absolutely no factual information.

Not saying it won't happen, but it's just extremely annoying how BDA supporting media is carefully planned to spread panic among peope who support $99 players.

Paramount has said they are commited to HD DVD. That's factual and info we all know. They might have an exit clause and speculating they will use it is FUD.