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Blu-ray or HD-DVD. Which do you support?

Blu-ray or HD-DVD. Which do you support more?  

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+Elliot B.    1,577

Blu-ray or HD-DVD. Which do you support more?

I have decided not to include a 'both' or 'neither' option. A 'both' option would be ridiculous, as it would be unfeasable for the companies to expect the public to buy two players (one that plays each format).

I am backing HD-DVD. I have never been keen on Sony formats and more of the public can relate to the name HD-DVD (basically high definition DVD). Makes more sense than Blu-ray (which, I know, sounds much cooler).

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Bhav    18

Blu-ray - if I'm going to buy a console that supports Blu-ray, I'd like for it to be the winning format.

Also, loads more space to backup porn :p

(And a name doesn't bother me...so what it Blu-ray sounds different to DVD. Welcome Chang3 as Sony would say ;))

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notuptome2004    164

Blu-ray - if I'm going to buy a console that supports Blu-ray, I'd like for it to be the winning format.

Also, loads more space to backup porn :p

(And a name doesn't bother me...so what it Blu-ray sounds different to DVD. Welcome Chang3 as Sony would say ;))

true name dont matter but to the offical DVD forum HDDVD is the only real next genration format officely supported, the only thing BD has over HDDVD right now is space

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giga    45

HD-DVD. I foresee expensive BD discs. :p

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Jeston    400

I'm for HD-DVD for much the same reason as Bhav is for Blu-Ray. I have an Xbox 360 and will most likely get the HD-DVD add on when it is out and more movies are readily available. I never really did like any of Sony's products either.

Of course, until I get an HDTV there's really no point in either for me, but when I can afford one I'll be hoping HD-DVD is there.

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Boundy    0

I'm hopnig that Blu-ray wins based on the fact that when I get a PS3 it will have a Blu-ray player built in. This I could use for movies if it is the format that wins but if HD-DVD wins looks like I'll need one of those as well. :(

Personally, I think HD-DVD will have quite a big upperhand just because of the name going hand in hand with HD-TV and people automatically thinking they go together just because of the name.

Blu-ray will only win if the PS3 manages to sell millions which no doubt it will as that will give Sony a huge customer base to sell Blu-ray movies to. Unless Microsoft bundle a HD-DVD player in with the Xbox 360 anytime soon, then based on the fact of how many PS3's are going to be sold I'd say that Blu-ray will most likely win.

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Joel    27

Blu-ray - if I'm going to buy a console that supports Blu-ray, I'd like for it to be the winning format.

I don't understand the point; only 1 console supports Blu-ray, and the winning format has not been decided yet. :unsure:

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L3thal    2

I don't understand the point; only 1 console supports Blu-ray, and the winning format has not been decided yet. :unsure:

:huh:

He was merely stating that he'd rather Blu-Ray win since he's dishing out the money to a console that uses Blu-Ray.

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RGSPro    1

I am onboard with HD-DVD because it has the new video codec. Blue-Ray is still using MPEG2, which wastes a lot of the disc space. Listen to the Major Nelson podcast on HD-DVD and it will make a lot of sense.

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Ravensworth    0

I am supporting HD-DVD, I think it's the superior format and it costs less. In reply to the above post though, both formats support the same codecs.

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Tech Star    254

I don't understand the point; only 1 console supports Blu-ray, and the winning format has not been decided yet. :unsure:

Actually no....XBOX 360 will also support it.

That is if HD-DVD Dies! :p

GO BLU-RAY!!!!! :devil:

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Ravensworth    0
Actually no....XBOX 360 will also support it.

That's not true, if HD-DVD did fail (which is unlikely I think) the 360 will just do without. Microsoft is not a Blu-Ray member and besides that I wouldn't expect them to produce yet another drive for the 360.

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Tech Star    254

Did you finnish reading my post?

"Actually no....XBOX 360 will also support it.

That is if HD-DVD Dies!

GO BLU-RAY!!!!! "

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Ravensworth    0

Did you finnish reading my post?

"Actually no....XBOX 360 will also support it.

That is if HD-DVD Dies!

GO BLU-RAY!!!!! "

Yes, what part of my post did you fail to understand? Even if HD-DVD dies the XBOX 360 is not going to support Blu-Ray.

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Tech Star    254

Yes it will.....They would go down if they did'nt support a new format. :)

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thagame    0

what about a who cares option

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gigapixels    99

HD-DVD here. Even though the Blu-Ray discs support larger amounts of data, they use an older codec and have completely uncompressed audio, which IMO will make the space they have even less effective than the smaller space of HD-DVD discs.

And as far as using it for data storage is concerned... If you're going to back up that much data, do that on a much more destruction-resistant format like an external HDD. I think 25GB is more than enough for data storage on a disc.

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Ravensworth    0

Yes it will.....They would go down if they did'nt support a new format. :)

Nonsense, why would they go down? Watching movies is not a requirment for a game consoles success. The Xbox 360's games are on normal DVDs. Why would Microsoft build yet another addon for the 360 using a competitor's format? No offense but you are starting to sound like a Sony fanboy.

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Tech Star    254

Thats why...when the new PS3s games will have more space to add more things the XBOX 360 wont. :)

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SoCalledChaos    0

no they wont, because they wont be making their games on HD-DVD's so if HD-DVD fails then the Xbox360 has nothing to lose...

also like to add, that the xbox360 would have nothing to lose because it is a video game console, and not soley a DVD player, and it doesnt rely on its soon to be HD-DVD add on for its video game functions.

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Ravensworth    0

Thats why...when the new PS3s games will have more space to add more things the XBOX 360 wont. :)

Xbox games are never going to come on HD-DVD, Microsoft isn't going to expect everyone to buy the addon drive to be able to play games. That would be a crazy business decision. It's for the added benefit of watching movies, nothing more. If HD-DVD did fail, which again is unlikely, it wouldn't hurt the 360 at all.

As for the PS3, they don't even give you a choice. Sony says "YOU WILL buy a Blu-Ray drive with your PS3 and if you don't like it that's tough". They are simply using the PS3 to try and force Blu-Ray onto the market. The games do not need that much space. In fact are they even releasing PS3 games on Blu-Ray discs? If they do it will be just a huge waste of space, unless they pull a Sega CD and cram a bunch of boring video into the games.

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Am_I_Evil    38

when has a Sony format ever actually done any good?

Beta: dead except for in the professional market

UMD: lol....need i say more...

Mini-Disc: not dead per-say but definetly not what they were hoping for...

ATRAC: :blink:

i honestly don't see Blu-Ray going very far in the consumer market....i don't think it will die off totally as i could see it sticking around maybe like beta tapes & mini-disks more in the professional market, but as an average consumer product it will most likely fail with the exception of the player in PS3s (ie: millions of people will own players but most likely not even use it)

just because the PS3 sells millions doesn't mean Blu-Ray movies will do great...i mean look at the PSP and UMDs....millions of PSPs sold...UMDs have completely tanked....

i could be wrong obviously...but going by Sony's track record i'm not expecting Blu-Ray to amount to much of anything....

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Raa    1,565

I'm backing HD-DVD, cheaper, MS Supported (even though im not a big MS fan lol), and more.

However, I wouldn't BUY a hd-dvd knowing there's 2 formats.

I'd be inclined to add the option : "Neither, I'll wait for a combo drive"

Which -IS- what will happen. Its DVD+/- all over again. Neither format "won", and now we live with both.

You watch - in 6-12 months we'll have a H/BD combo drive and the "format war" will have been forgotten, and those that got a HD OR BD drive will be the ones out of pocket really.

>sigh< Damn Sony, never learns.

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Ravensworth    0
I'd be inclined to add the option : "Neither, I'll wait for a combo drive"

Which -IS- what will happen. Its DVD+/- all over again. Neither format "won", and now we live with both.

I don't know about that, this is a different situation. DVD +/- were not competing movie formats, just a blank DVD format. Once you burn them, they're both DVDs. It doesn't make sense to have two incompatible movie formats though, one of them will have to die. I know there will probably be combo players but they'll be more expensive, more complex, and not everyone will have one. Just my opinion anyway, but I don't see both formats coexisting.

Edited by Ravensworth

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jerry    0

what about a who cares option

I'd like that too. :p

Frankly I dont care who wins between these two formats. Both formats to me are interim. If I was stuck with one of them, I'll chose HD-DVD because it looks cheaper and isnt backed by a company that has a history of enforcing proprietary formats.

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