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xAgonyxScenex
02-14-2008, 08:57 PM
http://www.highdefdigest.com/news/show/Toshiba/Report:_Toshiba_to_Drop_HD_DVD/1468

The Hollywood Reporter is citing "reliable industry sources" as saying that Toshiba is on the verge of officially dropping its HD DVD format.

Though Toshiba denies that any such decision has been made, the just-published article in The Reporter (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/news/e3ib77125d96b22e86027d0bfb0c25aa58d) points to "substantial" losses from each HD DVD player sold and a series of high-profile defections as key motivators for the company, with one unnamed source close to the HD DVD camp telling the Reporter that "an announcement is coming soon... it could be a matter of weeks."

Asked to respond to the report, Toshiba VP Jodi Sally reiterated her company's support of the HD DVD format. "Based on its technological advancements, we continue to believe HD DVD is the best format for consumers, given the value and consistent quality inherent in our player offerings," said Sally.

The exec went on to address "the market developments in the past month," saying only that "Toshiba will continue to study the market impact and the value proposition for consumers, particularly in light of our recent price reductions on all HD DVD players."

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awww poor Paramount...NOT! Though I guess they dont care. They got a nice $150 million check

Bumblebee1983
02-14-2008, 09:10 PM
Oh wow.....just wow.....so soon?

*sniff*

And I only have three HD DVDs.

:(

Maybe now blu ray will drop their prices?

ScarCrow28
02-14-2008, 09:18 PM
yea but if HD DVD drops out, Paramount still has their check. And now they would be contract free to produce Blu Ray. So in the end they still made out on the whole thing.

xAgonyxScenex
02-15-2008, 02:09 AM
yea but if HD DVD drops out, Paramount still has their check. And now they would be contract free to produce Blu Ray. So in the end they still made out on the whole thing.

which was the obvious plan from the start....which is why everyone was and is so pissed at them.

Tobi
02-15-2008, 04:33 AM
Oh wow.....just wow.....so soon?

*sniff*

And I only have three HD DVDs.

:(

Maybe now blu ray will drop their prices?

Without competition prices are going to go up, not down, current players will drop in price, or stay the same due to the new profile (and more expensive)players hitting stores in the upcoming months, like this panasonic.

http://www.bigpicturebigsound.com/panasonic-blu-ray-ces-1372.shtml

The PS3 is not only the most robust Blu-Ray player out there (and future proof), it is also the best deal, and IMO it will be for another year.

guitarded
02-15-2008, 10:37 AM
oh where is "ital50" now?....:D

r-type
02-15-2008, 11:11 AM
Without competition prices are going to go up, not down, current players will drop in price, or stay the same due to the new profile (and more expensive)players hitting stores in the upcoming months, like this panasonic.

http://www.bigpicturebigsound.com/panasonic-blu-ray-ces-1372.shtml

The PS3 is not only the most robust Blu-Ray player out there (and future proof), it is also the best deal, and IMO it will be for another year. I would assume companies would still have to compete with themselves now that there is a format decided upon. (The enemy of my enemy type thing)

This just probably signals the end of incentives like 5 free discs of x format when you purchase x player.

guitarded
02-15-2008, 11:17 AM
LOL..the only reason I bought a toshiba was to watch transformers in high def format:D

now with the news of being released on BR....well that's just prime!...GIGGIDY!

guitarded
02-15-2008, 11:19 AM
Hey Sora! How much does the 150 " flat screen cost on Japan?

Makes my 46" Samsung look like a pocket tv:eek:

Bumblebee1983
02-15-2008, 11:21 AM
LOL..the only reason I bought a toshiba was to watch transformers in high def format:D

now with the news of being released on BR....well that's just prime!...GIGGIDY!

That's the only reason I bought high def. Now it'll be the only reason I buy blu ray. :)


Hey Sora! How much does the 150 " flat screen cost on Japan?

Makes my 46" Samsung look like a pocket tv:eek:

Fascinating how big these tvs are getting, huh? Soon, you'll be able to have an IMAX screen in your room!

xAgonyxScenex
02-15-2008, 11:26 AM
i almost bought the xbox hd-dvd add on for transformers...then i realized it would be a giant waste of money, and i knew blu ray would win out. Something I realized back in August, which is why i bought my ps3

guitarded
02-15-2008, 09:59 PM
I have a ps3 as well. I like to waste money, what can I say:D

Bumblebee1983
02-15-2008, 10:03 PM
I have a ps3 as well. I like to waste money, what can I say:D

"You mock me once, never do it again!"

Don't know why that came to mind.

Oh yeah, cuz you MOCK me!!!!

I only had my dad buy me an HD DVD player for TF. That's all. And it looks fuckin' sweet on a 52" LCD HDTV.

Screw plasma. It ain't as good.

guitarded
02-15-2008, 10:06 PM
Fascinating how big these tvs are getting, huh? Soon, you'll be able to have an IMAX screen in your room!


That would be killer!! I'd build a room to make it all fit

The price jump in flatscreens is ridiculous. I stayed with a 46 inch lcd because 4 more inches was another $1200 or so.

I could have downgraded in quality for a larger tv....but it had to be 1080p

A lot of people prefer crt projectors because they can get better shades of black....but these lcd's are getting better all the time

Bumblebee1983
02-15-2008, 10:07 PM
That would be killer!! I'd build a room to make it all fit

The price jump in flatscreens is ridiculous. I stayed with a 46 inch lcd because 4 more inches was another $1200 or so.

I could have downgraded in quality for a larger tv....but it had to be 1080p

A lot of people prefer crt projectors because they can get better shades of black....but these lcd's are getting better all the time

I'd so have to have a HUGE room for that.

Dedicated just for that. Yup. With posters, and soundproofing.

I can dream, right? Right?

guitarded
02-15-2008, 10:08 PM
"You mock me once, never do it again!"

Don't know why that came to mind.

Oh yeah, cuz you MOCK me!!!!

I only had my dad buy me an HD DVD player for TF. That's all. And it looks fuckin' sweet on a 52" LCD HDTV.

Screw plasma. It ain't as good.

I'd never buy plasma....

guitarded
02-15-2008, 10:09 PM
I'd so have to have a HUGE room for that.

Dedicated just for that. Yup. With posters, and soundproofing.

I can dream, right? Right?


fuckin A chica...fuckin A!

Bumblebee1983
02-15-2008, 10:09 PM
Yeah, after seeing an LCD next to a Plasma, it ain't as good.

I spit on plasma! POOEY!

Bumblebee1983
02-15-2008, 10:10 PM
fuckin A chica...fuckin A!

Ahh, maybe one day....once I get a better job and all. :)

guitarded
02-15-2008, 10:11 PM
What kind do you have?

PS3 is awesome with 1080p and hdmi cable

Bumblebee1983
02-15-2008, 10:12 PM
What kind do you have?

PS3 is awesome with 1080p and hdmi cable

What kind of TV?

A samsung 52" LCD HDTV. 1080p I believe. (It's actually my boyfriend's father's, but I watch a lot of movies on it...)

But damn it's sweet.

guitarded
02-15-2008, 10:16 PM
Samsung puts out a great picture, That's what I love about mine. Compared to all the tv's in the store, it had the best picture...no differences when watching it from angles


...now there's this Bravia xbr i've been checkin out.....

sora
02-16-2008, 09:04 PM
Now confirmed on the front page of newspapers.

http://news.soraya.jp/images/bdwon.jpg


Hey Sora! How much does the 150 " flat screen cost on Japan?
Makes my 46" Samsung look like a pocket tv
Plasma 150" flat screen costs about 600 million JPY (5.5 million USD). ;)

guitarded
02-16-2008, 09:07 PM
jeepers :eek:....I'll have to wait until its outdated to get one:D

r-type
02-16-2008, 09:18 PM
Now confirmed on the front page of newspapers.

http://news.soraya.jp/images/bdwon.jpg


Plasma 150" flat screen costs about 600 million JPY (5.5 million USD). ;)
I'll take 2 please.:p

Bumblebee1983
02-16-2008, 09:19 PM
Now confirmed on the front page of newspapers.

http://news.soraya.jp/images/bdwon.jpg


Plasma 150" flat screen costs about 600 million JPY (5.5 million USD). ;)

Okay....yeah, umm....where would I put a 150" TV?

BUT wait, it's plasma. PHOEY! Plasma ain't that great.

Especially not worth $5.5 million.....:mad:

Bumblebee1983
02-16-2008, 09:20 PM
I'll take 2 please.:p

Buy 'em, sell 'em on eBay for twice as much, and you have life made. :)

guitarded
02-16-2008, 09:28 PM
Okay....yeah, umm....where would I put a 150" TV?

BUT wait, it's plasma. PHOEY! Plasma ain't that great.

Especially not worth $5.5 million.....:mad:


150" is just over 12 feet in diameter. Unless you live in smurf village, I'm sure you could find room for one;)

r-type
02-16-2008, 09:28 PM
:D
Buy 'em, sell 'em on eBay for twice as much, and you have life made. :)I'll pawn them like Optimus pawned Bonecrusher!

Bumblebee1983
02-16-2008, 09:29 PM
:DI'll pawn them like Optimus pawned Bonecrusher!

HEY! You mock me!

Do you ever watch Colbert? He pawns everyone! ROTFL

sora
02-16-2008, 09:44 PM
:DI'll pawn them like Optimus pawned Bonecrusher!
At the same pawnshop where Lennox got a CB? :p

Bumblebee1983
02-16-2008, 09:47 PM
At the same pawnshop where Lennox got a CB? :p

Only the peeps who saw it in IMAX know what you're referring to. ;)

And I saw it in IMAX!

The scenes weren't all that great, but damn.......seeing all those 'bots in purty IMAX format...yeah, I was in heaven.

r-type
02-17-2008, 12:10 AM
Only the peeps who saw it in IMAX know what you're referring to. ;)

And I saw it in IMAX!

The scenes weren't all that great, but damn.......seeing all those 'bots in purty IMAX format...yeah, I was in heaven.I'll have to sweet talk the owner like Lennox did. :D



I saw it in IMAX.

sora
02-17-2008, 12:20 AM
And it was in the prequel novel too. ;)
I want to see Optimus pawning Bonecrusher at that shop. :D

Mobe1969
02-17-2008, 01:27 AM
Being in Australia, I didn't see the imax version. I truly hope the extras make it onto the Blu Ray

uraydo
02-17-2008, 02:08 AM
I didn't see it at Imax, cause I think it's BS to have an exclusive like that. World wide, only a few people got to to see the extras. extras the likes of which can be found on most DVDs.

To me, that's bull shit.



2 disc special additions that cast more that 20 bucks are bull shit too.