February 19th, 2008, 10:38 PM
HD-DVD dies today
Today Toshiba announced HD-DVD is no longer. Thank god blueray is so much better :-)
February 20th, 2008, 02:25 AM
I guess now we need to continue this post with opinions on value for the budget. I want to buy a blueray player, I'm still watch regular dvds and vhs. Hehe. So lets have some opinions from some owners.
February 20th, 2008, 03:31 AM
I dont think there is something that plays all of those. Blueray players are nice though they upscale dvds real nice. Wait a few months and the prices should drop
February 20th, 2008, 09:24 AM
Sony finally won one, BetaMax was better too but Sony tried to get too much for the licensing and the VHS people cleaned their clock.
"Somehow saying I told you so just doesn't cover it" Will Smith in I, Robot
February 20th, 2008, 09:42 AM
Why? in what respect is it "better"?.............performance, more pre-recorded material, price?
Thank god blueray is so much better
I am wary, as I have seen the Video Player wars and the British satellite TV wars and in both cases the crappest technology won due to marketing. remember Sony BMG are big in the entertainments content sector as well as hardware technology, so that would have given them an immediate advantage over Toshiba.
Sorry, I can't remember who, but someone came out with a player that handled both the HD DVD/Bluray formats, and regular CD/DVD. It was horrendously expensive. What I don't know is if it used the same tray for the media.
I dont think there is something that plays all of those.
OK, you can pick up a VHS player for loose change these days, and I don't think that you would want one other than for converting your VHS collection or for a cheap security system?
It reminds me of the old "Radiograms" you used to get............. there was a radio and a record player in the same walnut or mahogany case. Or my old Apple PC....... It has some sort of Motorola and a Pentium processor and will boot Mac OS 6.x and Win 95................ basically they have additional or duplicate components in the same case
February 20th, 2008, 10:46 PM
I think betamax was better too. It had better quality and you could copy a copy of a copy etc etc and the quality would be lossless. I dont think the licensing was too expensive. From what I remember they would license it at all and the other thing they lost on were the length of the tapes. People apparently would rather have the crappy quality of SLP so they can record 8 hours instead of 2 in highest quality.
February 21st, 2008, 12:29 AM
I watched something on the History channel about this and they said a huge reason why VHS became standard was because Porn used VHS... Now, I think that sounds a little weird to be Honest with you, but the History channel is fairly competent.
Originally Posted by fourdc
It seems like something I'd think is true too, I mean Porn is the one thing people will really pay for as long as no one sees their faces buying it.
February 21st, 2008, 03:11 AM
Sony hasn't won this one yet, they are still having a lot of trouble with the cost and other issues for blu ray...
The media is only as good as its output! HD-DVD, BluRay, etc... are all going to look the same on a standard tv, I just recently purchased an HDTV, so I will have to check out the quality between the two. I just watched 300 with playstation 3s' BluRay player on a 42" HDTV and hardly noticed the difference.
The human eye can only see so much, I remember reading something about the new resolution crave of 720 and 1080, and how the human eye can't tell the difference =)
Regular DVD's are fine for me, if I feel the need for something new I would rather buy a PS3 with bluray than just getting a regular bluray player! (cost less)
February 21st, 2008, 03:42 AM
Um was it outputting at 1080p? You should be able to tell the difference but if you used your ps3 for the dvd it probably does upscale it so it will look a lot better anyways.
And 1080p pretty much is the most the eye can see and I believe 10,000 contrast is the highest the eye can notice as well.
February 21st, 2008, 04:10 AM
oofki, yes it was in 1080p, then we tried 1080i (with the BluRay version of 300) and I wouldn't waste the time or money investing in bluRay...
Just my opinion, I mean it did show a little bit of difference but certainly not the hundreds of dollars it takes to set it up worth...
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