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Old 01-08-2008, 06:20 PM
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I know this is an important subject to some folks here, so the news is that Warner Bros is looking forward to the crappy US and economy and decided it was in their best interest to hop on the Blu-Ray band wagon. That is significant to the BR vs HD HDD struggle. And on the side, this should have the Apple-holics spinning with overt joy since Apple sits on the Blu Ray board of directors.


Here’s the story:

Fears of a deteriorating U.S. economy and falling DVD industry sales helped drive Warner Bros's decision to back Sony's Blu-ray next generation DVD format exclusively, a top executive told Reuters on Monday.

Hollywood's biggest seller of home movies tipped the balance of power on Friday in favor of Sony in a fight for the next generation of DVDs between the electronics giant and Toshiba Corp., developers of the HD DVD format.
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Toshiba vowed the format war was not over, but Warner's move was seen as a major setback, at least, in the race to develop a potentially multibillion-dollar market for high-definition discs.
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Read the full text here: http://www.reuters.com/article/indus...42944620080109

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Old 01-08-2008, 07:32 PM
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I believe Disney and the Adult film industry went Blue-ray first...I figured the smart people would follow along
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Old 01-09-2008, 12:25 PM
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As a techie (sorry) I prefer Blu-Ray - it has twice the storage space as HD, (50gb vs 25) and better security (though that's a 2 edged sword).

Initially Blu-Ray was more expensive, but the prices have been coming down faster than a coed's shorts at spring break. Also now there are players hitting the market that will play old stlye DVD AND HD-DVD AND Blu-Ray.

Its better for consumers that there's only one new format since prices will come down faster and there won't be availability issues since all new titles would be the same format.

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Old 01-09-2008, 12:58 PM
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I picked up a sony Blu-Ray for $299 which included 5 Blu-Ray movies. They are comming down in price....
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I don't watch enough movies on my dvd player to justify going Blu Ray or HD DVD. Once a format becomes standardized then maybe I will jump on, I even received a Blu Ray player for christmas and returned it.

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SeaNile - 1/9/2008 1:11 PM

I don't watch enough movies on my dvd player to justify going Blu Ray or HD DVD. Once a format becomes standardized then maybe I will jump on, I even received a Blu Ray player for christmas and returned it.

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I felt the same way, just don't watch enough. But, once you watch a Blu Ray DVD, you will never go back. The quality is very good, almost as if you were looking out your window.
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