I'll sit this one out
Don't care/don't know, I still have my VHS tapes.
End of discussion.
Hey Warner, let's END this thing!
The Doctor prescribes Blu Ray for better vision.
If you look at the stats. HD DVD cannot win this war. Their best outcome will be a stalemate and the public will not adopt High Def in large enough numbers. Blu ray at least has a chance to finish this stupid war.
Last edited by DrG; 12-10-2007 at 02:35 PM. Reason: spelling mistake
Blu-Ray of course. By this time next year there will be no need for this discussion.
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!
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.
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
Blue all the way!
(I'd put more cool smileys but I'm limited to only 4 images per post kekeke)
Tale of the tape says it all:
(BD = Blu-Ray Disc / HD = HD-DVD Disc)
Software Sales - BD: 70% / HD: 30% = Blu-Ray
Hardware Sales (US) - BD: 2400K / HD: 750K = Blu-Ray
Capacity - BD: 50GB (2 layer disc) / HD: 30GB (2 layer disc) = Blu-Ray
Uncompressed Audio - BD: YES / HD: NO = Blu-Ray
1st Tier Manufacturers - BD: 14 / HD: 3 = Blu-Ray
PC Drives - BD: 9 / HD: 2 = Blu-Ray
Picture-In-Picture Functionality - BD*: NO / HD: YES = HD-DVD
When you add it all up,
BLU-RAY IS THE WINNING FORMAT!!
* - NOTE: Profile 1.1 is coming to correct this
Boy, all I can say is Welcome!!!! to all the Blu-ray.com members who just showed up.
Vote Blu at M. Bay's Site
I love that the person that started this thread felt the need to remind the members of Blu-ray.com which format they should vote for.
At the moment, neither.
It seems like the current format war is a bunch of...well, what's the proper word...mud-slinging right now. Neither format has shown me that there's one thing that really stands out ahead of regular DVDs outside of improved picture quality, and indeed, a few movies are being released now in 2-disc editions on Blu-Ray and HD-DVD - something I would have thought would have been in the distant (but not-too-distant) future.
"You can't fix stupid." - Ron White
Sorry but... what where you expecting ? HDTV has been developed as a better tv broadcasting/video standard to replace the ancient SDTV (which has many issues due to its design in the '40s when valves technology and high production costs obliged to use interlacing and other tradeoffs...).
Movies on DVDs are not even real 16:9 but the widescreen MPEG-2 streams are encoded as 4:3 and samples at the correct aspect ratio get reconstructed realtime by the decoder.
hd dvd for me.
I chose blu-ray for its wider support by consumer electronic companies. Hd-dvd seems like just an expansion to dvd, while the blu-ray format feels more from the ground up.
Blu ray, if your going to spend the money on a hi-def player, you want the best picture and audio period.
How can HD DVD say "look and sound of perfect" when they can't even include the best audio or video codecs?
I'm sorry, but anyone who bought into HD DVD thinking it was the best, didn't do their homework, or just bought it because it was cheap.
HD DVD is to confusing, and the cheap players do not even support 1080p. The newest BD player is only $269 on amazon and it supports 1080p (here)
The discs hold more, have better bandwidth, are adding profile 1.1 for interactivity and some even have 2.0 for web content both coming out in January, the PS3 is the best selling player with over 2.3 million sold, the discs have extra hard coat of protection HD DVD doesn't have, there are more studios supporting Blu-ray, more manufacturers of Blu-ray players, better sales in USA, UK, AU, and JPN (everywhere really), need I go on? I can if I must.
But I think the people know the truth, and they know which is the future.
We need the war to end now and if WB supports Blu-ray, there is a good chance Universal will join as well since that would give Blu-ray 70% of the HD market and Universal can not compete with that.
It is obvious to me that this entire thing is getting out of hand, and the only way to have a happy ending at all is for Blu-ray to win. Anything else and the formats will both fail.
Hey. I'm a new Blu-ray member. I don't have any hateful feelings toward those who swear by HD-DVD, but I absolutely LOATHE Microsoft.
Bluray all the way.. sorry to see Transformers went on such a inferior product.Bring it to Bluray!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!