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 Post subject: HD or Blu-Ray?
PostPosted: March 18th, 2008, 11:02 am 
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Hey guys, I'm thinking of getting a new DVD player. Anyone havve an opinion on what would be a better way to go between HD and Blu-Ray? I want a player I can just plug in to the TV and use, without the need of an external HD box to interface the two.


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PostPosted: March 18th, 2008, 4:20 pm 
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Go Blu Ray, because HDDVD is about to be no more as I understand. Sucks for me because I just bought A nice Toshiba HD DVD player a few months ago :x

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PostPosted: March 18th, 2008, 5:48 pm 
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But wait, is Blue Ray backwards compatible? To me it's useless if I can't play my "old" DVDs on it anymore.


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PostPosted: March 18th, 2008, 6:30 pm 
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As far as I've seen, all Blu-Ray and HD-DVD players are backwards compatible. You'd be hard-pressed to find something that isn't backwards-compatible nowadays - it's all the rage on computers, video game consoles, and even movie players. :mrgreen:

I've also started to see a lot of players and PC drives that play both Blu-Ray and HD-DVD. Those devices will be the saviors for all those who invested in HD-DVD movies.

And yeah, HD-DVD is headed out the door. Production for HD-DVD hardware and movies will cease this month. See the article below:

http://www.cnet.com/8300-13512_1-23.html?keyword=HD+DVD

Toshiba - the main proponent of HD-DVD - has surrendered. :|

I'm glad I waited for the war to end first. :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: March 24th, 2008, 10:53 am 
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Go Blue Ray. HDDVD is officially dead. Both WB and Netflix have dropped the format.

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PostPosted: April 7th, 2008, 1:46 pm 
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did you get anything yet? get a PS3, then you can watch blue ray movies AND play GTA4... :D


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PostPosted: April 7th, 2008, 2:11 pm 
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Stingray5 wrote:
did you get anything yet? get a PS3, then you can watch blue ray movies AND play GTA4... :D


I havn't gotten anything yet and a PS3's not out of the running. :D

Does the Xbox360 play bluray dvd's too?


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PostPosted: April 8th, 2008, 12:32 pm 
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andrew wrote:
Does the Xbox360 play bluray dvd's too?

Nope. The add-on drive they built for it is HD-DVD, designed when HD-DVD was a prime contender against Blu-Ray.

They might make a Blu-Ray drive in the future, though... or they might save it for the next-gen XBox console.

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