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meh. Even if the "format war" goes BluRay ill still be able to use my HD-DVDs, its not like they'll stop working, so its not really an issue for me. Ill just go get a BluRay player and start collecting those.

Plus, HDDVDs will become CHEAP! Its a win-win for me haha.
 

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Wonder how Sony got that lined up???
 

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Whatever.

http://us.lge.com/SuperBlu/

So I can't pick up my new HDDVDs at walmart, oh, that's okay... I can still watch bluray discs anyways. :duh

Way to go walmart.
 

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But now buying a PS3 for a HD movie player with a game console attached makes even more sense.....
 

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everyone knew HD-dvd was a joke , anyone that bought into that was stupid.. blueray was always the king.. hd-dvd was a cheap replica for cheap ass's

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You have absolutely no idea of what you're talking about, shut up and please kill yourself stat.
 

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everyone knew HD-dvd was a joke , anyone that bought into that was stupid.. blueray was always the king.. hd-dvd was a cheap replica for cheap ass's

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Just like VHS was for cheap asses as well????

Beta was doing well, then VHS killed it an HURT sony bad. Same thing might happen again with HD disks. If porn goes against Sony again then they might go belly up.

But agreed that you need to know a little before posting, or atleast acknowledge that it is just an opinion that has little or no actual fact behind it.
 

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But agreed that you need to know a little before posting, or atleast acknowledge that it is just an opinion that has little or no actual fact behind it.
Yeah, he is just an uneducated fool. He'll spit out whatever comes into his head even if it has no basis. His train of thought is SERIOUSLY whacked. LOL, HD-DVD for cheapos??It cost the same amount as Blu-Ray. Thank God this guy was banned.

Ill get into BluRay if in fact HD-DVD is over. My HDDVD player is the attachment for my xbox360 which also can be used on a computer, so im good to go with my 20 or so HD DVDs i own, and ill be ready to start a BluRay collection to go along with it.
 

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ps3 is a good investment along with a nice 1080 tv, if you dig movie/gaming. ive considered my purchases stupid in the past but, i knew it could be worth it.
 

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I got lucky! I have a PS3 and invested in the hope that bluRays will prevail. Just got superbad, the 5th element, good luck chuck, and beerfest in bluray. Beerfest was a disappointment. Live free or die hard is incredible on bluray, so is the Pirates of the Carribean series as well as 300 and training day.
 

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Oh well, I stopped buying HD-DVD's a while ago anyway. DVD's are so cheap now and the HD isn't worth paying twice as much. I refuse to buy anything Sony for the last ten years so it's back to regular DVD's for me.

I do have HD for my DirecTv so I get enough of the high def stuff to satisfy me.
 

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The Blueray thing will prevail. It really is only a matter of time before HDDVD in no more. Toshiba is going to be dropping them as well and up to this point they were 99% exclusive to HD_DVD.

Give it another year and HD-DVD wont be around.

I am still a strong supporter for the Hybrid DVD (Standard DVD on one side, Blue-Ray on the other) but the dickholes probably wont let that get launched.
 

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The Blueray thing will prevail. It really is only a matter of time before HDDVD in no more. Toshiba is going to be dropping them as well and up to this point they were 99% exclusive to HD_DVD.

Give it another year and HD-DVD wont be around.

I am still a strong supporter for the Hybrid DVD (Standard DVD on one side, Blue-Ray on the other) but the dickholes probably wont let that get launched.

the hybrid ideas is pretty cool, I like that.

The HD-DVD was Toshiba's technology.
 

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TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp (6502.T) is planning to give up on its HD DVD format for high definition DVDs, conceding defeat to the competing Blu-Ray technology backed by Sony Corp (6758.T), a company source said on Saturday.
The move will likely put an end to a battle that has gone on for several years between consortiums led by Toshiba and Sony vying to set the standard for the next-generation DVD and compatible video equipment.

The format war, often compared to the Betamax-VHS battle in the 1980s, has confused consumers unsure of which DVD or player to buy, slowing the development what is expected to be a multibillion dollar high definition DVD industry.

Toshiba's cause has suffered several setbacks in recent weeks including Friday's announcement by U.S. retailing giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT.N) that it would abandon the HD DVD format and only stock its shelves with Blu-ray movies.

A source at Toshiba confirmed an earlier report by public broadcaster NHK that it was getting ready to pull the plug.

"We have entered the final stage of planning to make our exit from the next generation DVD business," said the source, who asked not to be identified. He added that an official announcement could come as early as next week.

No one answered the phone at Toshiba's public relations office in Tokyo.

NHK said Toshiba would suffer losses running to tens of billions of yen (hundreds of millions of dollars) to scrap production of HD DVD players and recorders and other steps to withdraw from the business.

Hollywood studios had initially split their alliances between the two camps, meaning only certain films would play on any one DVD machine.

The balance of power tipped decisively toward the Sony camp in January after Time Warner Inc's (TWX.N) Warner Bros studio said it would only release high-definition DVDs in Blu-ray format. With that, studios behind some three-quarters of DVDs are backing Blu-ray, although some release in both formats.

Toshiba responded by slashing prices of HD DVD players, but the loss of retail support has hurt.

In addition to Wal-Mart, consumer electronics chain Best Buy Co Inc (BBY.N) and online video rental company Netflix Inc (NFLX.O) also recently signed up to the Blu-ray camp.

The exclusive backing of Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) was also put in doubt when the software giant said in January that it could consider supporting Blu-ray technology for its Xbox 360 video game machine, which currently works only with HD DVD.

Sony has spent large sums of money to promote Blu-ray in tandem with its flat screen TVs and its PlayStation 3 game console, which can play Blu-ray movies.

The Toshiba source said the experience would not be a total loss for the sprawling conglomerate, whose products range from refrigerators to power plants, which would learn valuable lessons.

"Marketing was a weak point for Toshiba. We learned a lot from HD DVD. Strengthening marketing will continue to be an issue for us going forward," the source said.
 

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To the people who doubted me around Xmas. EAD! Told you so! :goodfinge

To the people who dont have a Blueray player yet, and are NOT gamers, hold off until HDMI 1.3a is standard in most players before you make the buy. I would also say that is you dont have a High Def TV capable of at least a 760p native res then dont bother upgrading. The HD format is a package deal IMHO. It not worth spending $15000 on a blown engine if you are going to bolt it to a pick & pull tranni if you know what I mean.
 
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