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Which Format Do You Think Will Succeed? Blu-ray or HD DVD?

Blu-ray
28
55%
HD DVD
7
14%
Both
10
20%
Neither
6
12%
 
Total votes : 51

Postby Dartman on Sun Jun 04, 2006 4:50 pm

I'll wait for a cheap dual player just like I did for high res audio. 1k for a player only is no good, my HDTV almost cost that. 500 is too high too.
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Postby vinnie97 on Tue Jun 06, 2006 12:29 am

400 then? ;)

I think such a price for a dual layer burner is over a year away (probably closer to 2).
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Postby Dartman on Tue Jun 06, 2006 1:34 am

well I'll be waiting right here :) Took about 2 years to get a DVDaudio/SACD player that was working and affordable. I want something I can make affordable, portable copies of my HDTV shows now...
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Postby Slyfox1 on Thu Feb 22, 2007 9:18 pm

When Sony wins just one of these format wars, I might be believe that BLU-Ray will be successful, I believe Tohsiba will be introducing and HDRW DVD Drive at the end of March, it will be interesting to see the interest in this ( and the price) :D
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Postby Ian on Thu Feb 22, 2007 9:53 pm

I can't say I'm too excited about Toshiba's HD DVD writers. 1x speeds and only write once support? Unless they're like $200, I'd have to pass. Considering they're not telling anyone the price, it will most likely be expensive.
"Blu-ray is just a bag of hurt." - Steve Jobs
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Fri Feb 23, 2007 2:41 pm

Slyfox1 wrote:When Sony wins just one of these format wars, I might be believe that BLU-Ray will be successful, I believe Tohsiba will be introducing and HDRW DVD Drive at the end of March, it will be interesting to see the interest in this ( and the price) :D


Sony's succeeded formats:
Floppy Disk
CD
DVD (after they dropped their Philips/Sony format and joined with the DVD forum to collaborate and improve Toshiba's effort, which became DVD)
Betacam Oxide, SP, Digital, and SX (still *HIGHLY* used in the professional industry)
DVCam
HDCam
(Sony makes royalties on all the above)

Sony's non-success but non-failure formats:
MiniDisc (failed to take over, but still survived for quite some time in North America and Japan)

Sony's failure formats:
UMD
Memory Stick (could be argued as non-success/non-failure)
Punch Cards -> Paper Tape -> Tape Drive -> 8" Floppy Diskette -> 5 1/4" Floppy Diskette -> 3 1/2" "Flippy" Diskette -> CD-R -> DVD±R -> BD-R

The Progression of Computer Media
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Postby juice on Wed Dec 19, 2007 6:45 am

There are players that play both Blu Ray or HD.
I refuse to buy into either as I feel DVDs are more than enough quality for my needs.
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Postby SkaarjMaster on Sun Feb 24, 2008 10:54 pm

I voted Blu-ray, was I right?;):)
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