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Discussion in 'Xbox Consoles' started by aryus, Feb 15, 2008.

  1. aryus

    aryus WiiChat Member

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    looks like you lost the dvd war to the ps3.
    walmart netflix and best buy will only be selling blu ray as well as several other small chains.
     
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    u mean in the future(5-10 years) right? because standard dvds and hddvds will still be made and sold for another 5 or 10 years..where did you get this info from? is this just your thoughts? pretty interesting :wtf:
     
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    I heard about that. Its not the xbox though, its the entire HD-DVD format that died. Blu-Ray is so much better, holds so much more space.

    Its true, walmart, netflix and bestbuy will no longer be selling HD-DVD products. Last time i heard Blu-Ray has 90 percent more sales.
     
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    microsoft will get their hands on blu ray soon enough :lol:
     
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    T3kNi9e Conquistador

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    Everyone already knows HD-DVD lost. But its not really bad news for Xbox owners unless you were stupid enough to buy a HD-DVD player.

    Bad news for Microsoft though... It was one-sided and stupid war. There's no downside to Blu-ray when it comes to movies... Great quality and alot more space. HD-DVD is the same thing with possibly a slight quality margin and less space. How can you expect HD to win over Blu-ray under those circumstances.

    Thats why Microsoft lowered the price for their HD-DVD players, but most Xbox owners know not to buy it.

    Also, I do agree with Jay, I think Microsoft will get their hands on it and changes are next gen console will have internal Blu-ray because the advantage of having alot of space on their discs are just too good. By next console, they maybe will be able to improve the loading times for Blu-rays, though the load times aren't even that bad.
     
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  6. Gikoku Harakami

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    The loss of HD-DVD doesn't really have much of anything to do with the Xbox 360. Especially since the PS3 is the only console that was solely dependent on one of the formats. This is just bad news for anyone who bought an HD-DVD player (in which case, the Xbox 360 is not, unless you buy the additional add-on by choice).

    EDIT: T3kNi9e, beat me to it.
     
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    WAIT

    why did blue ray win? how was it one sided, while hd dvd players were cheaper

    blue ray players are a lot more expensive for just a little bit of extra quality( from what i know).....can someone explain to me why blue ray kicked hd dvd's ass?
     
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  8. T3kNi9e

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    Hmm, from what I saw HD-DVD players and Blu-ray players costs the same. Atleast they did... now HD-DVD players are cheaper.

    The reason why it lost is because their are two HD formats. Blu-ray and HD-DVD, Blu-ray has better quality and more space, HD has arguebly slighty less quality and less space. So the big movie studios decided to go 100% Blu-ray, which means for example a movie like 300 which is distributed by Warner Bros. will only release the movie on Blu-ray.

    Alot of the movie studios have moved to Blu-ray 100%, so in a while their will be no more HD-DVD movies or very little.
     
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    Hey Sony fanboy, I for one honestly don't care about hi-def dvds, give me standard dvds with an upconverting player and I'm good. I won't purchase any hi-def formatted dvds until that is all there is.
     
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    This is true, though the only thing that actually hurt them the most was the fact that Warner Bros. switched to Blu-Ray. Once after that, movie studios started moving towards Blu-Ray.

    Edit: It is also not bad news for Xbox (like everyone else has been saying), only for those who bought the HD-DVD Player.
     
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    Blu-Ray may be adding sales to the PS3 but in no way is it taking them from the 360 and HD-DVD really isn't one of the 360's marketing points
     
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    it helps sales of the Ps3 because of the price of the blu ray players, people figure kill 2 birds with 1 stone and get a ps3
     
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    i will be looking forward to a blu-ray player attachment in the 360.
     
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    I believe Microsoft own a part of Blu-Ray anyway.
     
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    i wonder if microsoft had a feeling about this and lowered the price of the hd dvd player because of it.
     
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    Yeah thats why they did that. But most people know whats going on with HD-DVD vs Blu-ray because of 360 vs PS3 so they are smart enough to know its a waste of money to buy a HD-DVD.
     
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    but before bluray, there were hddvd and dvd still around, dvds and hd dvds will still be sold and rented, not everyone can afford ps3s or bluray players yet..but now they can afford hddvd players and surely dvd players, i dont see why these companies wont rent/sell them anymore just because ps3 is finally getting noticed as the cheap bluray player.

    i think microsoft got the point, and now theyre probably gonna rob us with another console fully equipped with bluray and possibly hddvd all in one? anything is possible with todays technology, and microsoft definitely have tomorrows technology already, if that makes any sense to ya
     
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    Its not because of PS3, its because Blu-ray has better quality and more space than a HD-DVD and they both costs the same... so why settle for less?

    HD-DVD players and Blu-ray players were selling for the same price. They only recently dropped the price because movie studios will no longer be releasing movies on Blu-ray. So companies like toshiba are now selling them at low prices to get rid of the because they will no longer be manufacturing them.

    I mean, why make more HD-DVD players or HD-DVD's if no movies will be made on it?

    Also by the time the next console is released it will cost less to make Blu-ray players so I doubt we will have to pay a whole lot for it. Its not so much of forcing a format on us just for movies. The main thing that would make it ideal for MS to make an internal Blu-ray drive is for space on a disc. Unless Sony gets a cut of the profit for using Blu-ray? I don't know... If they do, then MS will likely make their own discs especially made for their games. But this is just speculation by me.
     
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    I think the HD-DVD format would have put up a better fight if it had been built into the 360, like how Blu-Ray is built into the PS3, but overall the format is just better like previously stated. Good thing Microsoft went with an external, so all they really have to do is change the format of those internals and whoop there you go, blu-ray player.
     
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    well the movie American gangster is being released on DVD and HD dvd only so I don't think HD is out for the count just yet
     

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