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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Pikachu256, Oct 4, 2007.

  1. Pikachu256

    Pikachu256 KryKidd

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    Hey guys which one do you think is better the all expensive Blu-Ray or the decent priced HD DVD?

    Most HD DVD players are $300-$500 USD
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    Most Blu-Ray players are $600+ USD
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    Of course most people would go for the Blu-Ray for the new technology but money is very important also.

    History Lesson:


    Remember the war against VCR and Sony Betamax?
    (The Video Tape Format War)

    Betamax:
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    VCR:
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    Price is important. Sony were selling their 4 Hour Betamax tapes were $10 and VHS were 8 hours for $5.
    Sony sold their Betamax at around $100!
    VCR could be found less than $50!

    Find out more about the Video Tape Format War at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Videotape_format_war

    SONY BETAMAX LOST AGAINST VCR/VHS
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    So now what do you think about the Disc Format War?
    Well I guess only time and price will tell....

    What do you think about the disc format war?
     
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  2. JAKE196

    JAKE196 Cogito Ergo Sum

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    I wish movies weren't exclusively on one format. . .

    thats all my thoughs on the issue.
     
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    Pikachu256 KryKidd

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    Lol yeah same here so we can get any movie we want..... and if you buy the loser in the Disc format war your doomed =/ wasted all that money
     
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    The PS3 is the best deal for a Blu-Ray player at the moment.

    Blu-Ray is no more "new" technology than HD-DVD. The structure of the HD-DVD disc is more similar to the current DVD discs, but that doesn't really matter.


    I don't think so. Our first VHS that we got when Betamax was still available was over $800 (top loading with a wired remote!). Betamax were not far from that. Betamax was out of the market before prices got down to $100 (except for possible clearance sales of leftover units).


    I wouldn't buy either of them until things are settled. And this is pretty much the last gasp for physical media. Whichever wins will eventually replaced by digital downloads.
     
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    Pikachu256 KryKidd

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    Forgot to point out to you guys that Blu-Ray is selling out HD DvD. Ratio is 2 for Blu-Ray, 1 For HD DvD. So its like 2:1....

    hopefully VHS will come back lol, I love VHS because discs gets scratched up a whole lot easier than VHS but VHS poorer quality =[
     
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    blueovalboy7 They call me Hammy!

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    It's not like, it is if your figures are correct.

    Essentially how I had it explained to me is that the Blu-Ray discs have more space on the discs than the HD-DVDs do. They're almost exactly the same picture quality and really the difference are the companies pushing for one to do better than the other. I think both will last for quite a while, 2:1 is nowhere near a big enough margin for one to get pushed out. They have combo players that will play both formats, and regular dvds, but they're fairly expensive the last time I checked on those.
     

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