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    Blue Ray won for a few decisive factors.
    1) It's cheaper to produce than HD DVD. (Despite this they charge more)
    2) It holds more data.
    3) The most important for big business. It's much harder to illegally copy.
    4) It's far more durable than DVD, CD, HD DVD. You can take a knife to Blue Ray, scratch it up and it'll still run.
    5) Before Sony launched the format, they made exclusive deals with major distributors like Warner Brothers.

    What doomed HD DVD is was too similar to Blue Ray. They didn't realize big business wants to maintain that monopoly. This is actually a disadvantage. It means higher prices because there's no competition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by T3kNi9e
    I don't see why anyone would have thought Blu-ray would fail. Its better than HD-DVD in everyway. Which is why i never bothered buying a HDDVD player or even a combo player.
    Remember the days of VHS (Toshiba) V.S Betamax (Sony)?

    Betamax was far superior but VHS still won the war.

    That is what makes this Blu-Ray victory all the more sweet for Sony.

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    Two words: Blu-ray.

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    Who said blu-ray would phail? Look at it, just look at the name. The name blu-ray, that itself would sell millions of dollars worth of stuff. I mean if you compare it to HDDVD blu-ray is far, far superior
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    i for one dont want physical media to be phased out. i take pride in my dvd/blu-ray/game collections and dont want to have shit saved on a hard drive instead. eventually when blu-ray becomes cheaper dvd will be phased out and replaced by blu-ray, at least thats what i think but im no expert.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Zenoguy
    Two words: Blu-ray.
    One word: DVD
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    It's all freaking crap anyways. They should be packing 10 movies on a single Blue Ray disk. I'd pay $30 for that. They are starting to pack 3-4 movies on DVDs. Anyone pick up the Lethal Weapon movies? $8 for all 4 movies!

    Another factor next year, it's called downloadable content. It may phase out Blue Ray if they continue to use ancient methods for advanced technology. We should be seeing multiple movies on Blue Ray, it has plenty of space for it, and no excuses. ... That's right, greed. Sorry I forgot about that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [DT]
    People thought HD-DVD would win because:

    - Much better/faster/bug-free API (HDi)
    - Better standards on 1.0 players (Ethernet, seamless branching, etc.)
    - Cheaper Players
    - Same PQ [as BD]
    - Cheaper licensing costs
    - Cheaper duplication costs
    - Less DRM (no region coding, etc.)
    - Historical failure of Sony on every one of their proprietary media formats
    - HD-D combo formats to bridge SD-to-HD
    - Public brand recognition of "DVD"
    - Initially a matching share of studio support

    At the end of the day the extra storage of BD had little-to-no effect on the outcome (and certainly to date, hasn't affected *any* of the currently available titles). Most people with any perspective on the HDM market would say that BD came out on top due to:

    - Large payoffs to studios for support
    - The PS3 (which initially was a incorrect factor in the "total players" equation, though it swayed studios)
    - DRM obsessed companies like Disney chose the more protected BD format
    I smell a HD-DVD fanboy.

    Even if the extra space isn't being used as this point, it's definitely future-proof and I can't wait until 50GB dual-layer Blu-Ray discs are the norm and you can find them relatively cheap.
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