Vote on your preference.
I'll sit this one out
Don't care/don't know, I still have my VHS tapes.
Vote on your preference.
I voted both because they both have their pros and cons.
Nelson, I find it hilarious you put the VHS option up there.
I voted HD-DVD
They both can produce the same quality movies but unlike Blu-Ray any HD-DVD player I buy today will always be able to play future movies and all of the extra features.
HD-DVD is cheaper for both the consumer and for disc manufacturing, not everyone has Michael Bay money and can go out and buy another player when Sony finally decides what Blu-Ray's final specs will be.
One would think with Michael Bay being a film creator he would support the format that allows amateur file makers to product HD-DVD quality short movies on normal DVDs using 3x DVD.
Blu-ray does have BD9, but the PS3 which is currently 99% of all Blu-Ray players does not accept this format. Sony will not allow this because it could damage the PS3 security against pirated games if it does. Like I said before it would be wonderful if all Blu-Ray players had one set of standards/specs.
Last edited by krawhitham; 12-07-2007 at 11:40 AM.
I voted Blu-ray simply because I prefer the current movies. All we need is Warner Bros. to go Blu-ray-online and it's all over.
I'm really ignorant... I don't know the difference. But last year I bought an LG DVD Recorder/Video Cassette Recorder for over 200 Euros. From the beginning it didn't recognize some of my DVDs. After a couple of recordings, the quality of the VHS player really deteriorated. I took it back on the guarantee, they kept it for two months, and it still didn't work properly after that. Now it's completely broken... and out of guarantee.
After a while you can get really sick of all this stuff, and for young guys like me it can get really expensive.
If you're one of the lucky ones who actually owns a 1080p24 display, you can pick up the latest 3rd generation HD-A30 from Amazon (or other sites) for $250. You can buy a bunch of movies with the money you saved over a Blu-ray player.
My vote is for Blu-Ray, anyone that says HD-DVD is a better format is a fool. Now that doesnt mean that picture quality or audio quality is currently much better in either format but that is currently, not in the future. So you can argue how simular this movie looked to that movie, or how Transformers on HD-DVD has great sound,but Blu-Ray has higher bitrate and greater capacity. The 51g HD-DVD is nothing when compaired to a 100g or 200g Blu-Ray. And anyone that says most movies currently fit on 25g and 30g discs so we dont need the extra space is just being dumb. With greater capacity, we can increase bitrates,use less compression,and with the greater size you can one day have multiple versions of movies or entire hd trilogys with bonus hd content on single discs. HD-DVD Works for now, Blu-Ray works for the future.
Remember, we are going to be using this format for a while if DVD is any indication, and in a few years I bet ALOT more people will have 1080p sets.
1) More and More people will see the "Full HD" sticked on displays and get equipped with those. That simply means 1080p, which is arguably the best HD resolution you can get. You can get real nice full HD flat screens for $1500 or under now (e.g.: Panasonic has a 42" @ $1500 discounted + free 1080p BD30K Blu Ray player -value $499- at BB)
2) Samsung has reprice its full HD (1080p) player 1400 at $299.
You will have the Sony BDS 300 (a Full HD 1080p) player coming in at $299 or less within 1 week from now, it has been confirmed by wholesale insiders. So much for any "price advantage" HD DVD has for the same kind of outputs
Looking forward to own The Island in Blu Ray, and hopefully soon Transformers
Last edited by Elandyll; 12-10-2007 at 02:45 PM.
None, im too poor for either >.< The life of a college student *cheers ramon noodles for dinner*
I voted for both since I'm a fan of high-def movies, not flipping formats.
Well i voted .......for both since i own both format player.
Sorry to say i still have a Beta and VHS video players and yes i still use them.
so which ever way this HD or Blu Ray war go's i can't lose.
Dam this Format war reminds me of the BETA vs VHS format war
HD DVD is my choice.
There is a very good discussion of the reasons here in HDTV Magazine - http://www.hdtvmagazine.com/articles...or_blu-ray.php
I voted Blu because it is the Future. HD-DVD is the past being dragged out at the expense of the consumer.
Movies in Blu
Blu-Ray of course. By this time next year there will be no need for this discussion.
I voted Blu-Ray because of it's larger storage capacity and higher bandwidth!
I really dont see any advantage with HD DVD now since blu-ray are introducing PIP and Web-enabled movies as well.
Blu-Ray has the best technology and the most industry support and should be the obvious choice to replace DVD.
Blu-ray of course
blu ray all the way.
I love your work, Michael. I'm looking forward to all your work being released on Blu-ray. I'll buy them all in a heartbeat! Have a great day!
Blu-ray is clearly the superior format.
Just purchased my second Panasonic player, the BD30
what an awsome machine. The Pic's & sound from my Blu's
give me a tear to my eyes
hd dvd for me.