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Postby Wesociety on Mon Nov 20, 2006 1:18 pm

Sony PS3 is here with an integrated Blu-ray drive. The HD-DVD addon for the Xbox 360 is here. Blu-ray & HD-DVD PC drives and standalone units are now on the market. The "next generation" is now here.

Shouldn't you rename Next Generation DVD forum to Blu-ray & HD-DVD forum? Or add a new forum for these formats and keep "next generation DVD" for other technologies such as holographic, etc...
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Postby Ian on Mon Nov 20, 2006 2:52 pm

I was kinda lumping Blu-ray, HD, Holographic, etc. all together but now that Blu-ray and HD DVD are here, it would probably make sense to rename it. Remind me after Thanksgiving. In the mean time, I'll try to come up with a good description.. unless you have a suggestion?
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Postby Wesociety on Mon Nov 20, 2006 3:30 pm

"Blu-ray, HD-DVD and Beyond" might be a better title for the forum. 8)

For the description I would assume you would want to follow the standards of your other forums and list all the media types BD-ROM, BD-R, BD-RE, HD-DVDR, etc
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Mon Nov 20, 2006 3:32 pm

I'm still not 100% sure that Holographic should be lumped in with BluRay and HDDVD.... the technology and format is just way too different.

HDDVD is 15GB-60GB in theory, BluRay is 25GB-200GB in theory. Holographic media is 1TB+ in theory. HDDVD and BluRay are up to 4 layers. Holographic is about 100 layers I think?
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Postby Wesociety on Mon Nov 20, 2006 3:37 pm

Hey Dolphin, your points are valid, but from a forum useability perspective, will there be enough discussion of holographic to justify its' own forum?
I think not, hence it makes sense to throw it in with Blu-ray and HD-DVD
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Postby Wesociety on Thu Mar 08, 2007 2:04 am

Ian wrote:Remind me after Thanksgiving.

post Thanksgiving reminder :lol:
Another possible name for the forum: HD DVD, Blu-ray and Next Generation DVD
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Postby Ian on Thu Mar 08, 2007 11:16 pm

lol.. Yeah, its still on my list. I haven't come up with a good discription to replace "Blu-ray, HD DVD and beyond."
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Fri Mar 09, 2007 12:44 pm

Or you could be controversial and change it to "BluRay and other HiDef formats" :wink:
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Postby Wesociety on Fri Mar 09, 2007 2:31 pm

dolphinius_rex wrote:"BluRay and other HiDef formats" :wink:

Hmm, I wonder what format you're rooting for? :lol:
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Fri Mar 09, 2007 4:58 pm

Wesociety wrote:
dolphinius_rex wrote:"BluRay and other HiDef formats" :wink:

Hmm, I wonder what format you're rooting for? :lol:


I can't help it if I have a thing for the colour blue, and like top notch technology :wink:
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Postby Wesociety on Sat Mar 10, 2007 6:44 pm

dolphinius_rex wrote:I can't help it if I have a thing for the colour blue, and like top notch technology :wink:

I'm really wondering why you keep referring to the format as "BluRay".

We all know the "official" word for the format is Blu-ray, and you're normally very attentive to detail. So what's up with "BluRay" man??
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Sun Mar 11, 2007 7:09 am

Wesociety wrote:
dolphinius_rex wrote:I can't help it if I have a thing for the colour blue, and like top notch technology :wink:

I'm really wondering why you keep referring to the format as "BluRay".

We all know the "official" word for the format is Blu-ray, and you're normally very attentive to detail. So what's up with "BluRay" man??


I call double layer 'dual layer' too... I'm developing bad habits :P

For what it's worth, I'm *TRYING* to start typing HD DVD instead of HDDVD, and Blu-Ray instead of BluRay.
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Postby Ian on Sun Mar 11, 2007 8:57 am

It's better than calling it Blue-ray and HDD DVD. I've seen that quite a bit.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Mon Mar 12, 2007 4:19 am

Ian wrote:It's better than calling it Blue-ray and HDD DVD. I've seen that quite a bit.


HDD DVD.... wow :o
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Postby Wesociety on Mon Mar 12, 2007 9:18 am

Hard Disk Drive Digital Versatile Disc? #-o
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Postby [buck] on Mon Mar 12, 2007 12:07 pm

Wesociety wrote:
dolphinius_rex wrote:I can't help it if I have a thing for the colour blue, and like top notch technology :wink:

I'm really wondering why you keep referring to the format as "BluRay".

We all know the "official" word for the format is Blu-ray, and you're normally very attentive to detail. So what's up with "BluRay" man??

I've been bugging him about that for a while now :P "BluRay" Just looks so wrong...
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