No more HD DVD!
- 02-19-2008, 06:42 PM
- 02-19-2008, 06:50 PM
Glad I went Blue-Ray.Recent log:http://anabolicminds.com/forum/supplement-reviews-logs/213350-lean-efx-refined.html
- 02-19-2008, 10:52 PM
02-19-2008, 11:04 PM
Everyone finally decided that they need to cash in quick on disc-format media. Bandwidth is increasing to the masses, bringing hi-def material over the Internet. BIG competitor, and eventual winner, IMO.
02-20-2008, 06:52 AM
02-20-2008, 09:17 AM
sony outbribed toshiba in terms of payoffs to fox + warner bros, because they had to win this round. between the betamax flop, and the fact that it was built in on the PS3, sony could not afford to loose this time around.
its a pity
02-20-2008, 11:12 AM
02-20-2008, 06:14 PM
Some people I talk to seem to really HATE Sony for some reason..I mean the way some people hate Wal-Mart.
02-20-2008, 06:16 PM
02-20-2008, 06:27 PM
02-20-2008, 06:38 PM
they just have a lot of the same business mentality as apple, try to create elitism, the fashion more important than the function, etc. plus they play nasty in terms of business agreements.
02-21-2008, 11:22 AM
02-21-2008, 11:55 AM
02-21-2008, 12:10 PM
The Historic PES Legend
02-21-2008, 12:19 PM
02-21-2008, 12:30 PM
02-21-2008, 01:07 PM
Sony didn't invent OLED, but when there are 50" models they will be because of their R & D. It is not uncommon for one company to invent something and another to perfect it. And the best format does not always succeed, beta was better than VHS (beta went into the professional side after consumer failure), but VHS killed it.
02-21-2008, 01:15 PM
So, with all the hype in Sony now, I can sell my betamax and minidisc players on ebay and not get laughed at?
Kidding, I hate Sony. I wanted HD DVD to win because it seemed to be a more friendly alternative. The HD-DVD discs included on the flip side the regular dvd media, so you could build your library of 'new media' without having to instantly shell out for the new player.
It seemed like a great idea to me. Either way I'm glad I didn't take the dive and get a new player. When new formats come out one will always win over the other...except for the CD-rewritable media. That was an everybody wins situation. +/- R/RW so much compatability it'll make your head spin.
"I am legally blind and if I can Squat,deadlift and over all get myself to the gym then anyone can get their a$$ in gear and get strong!!" - malleus25
02-21-2008, 01:19 PM
The Historic PES Legend
02-21-2008, 01:47 PM
I can't believe HD DVD lost. Adult film industry went HD DVD, you could play old DVDs, some of the HD DVDs coming out could be played in an HD DVD player or a regular DVD player, the discs are more durable than Blu Ray, they're cheaper... By all means it should have won!
I'm pissed, I got an HD DVD player for X-Mas. ****ing awesome, just spectacular... Whatever, everything is going to be downloaded in a few years.
02-21-2008, 02:36 PM
02-21-2008, 06:34 PM
I'll stick with original DVD format, but if I end up buying a movie that's in Blue-ray, then I'll be sure to pick it up.
Technology is hard to keep up with nowadays, but it sure keeps on getting even more interesting.
02-21-2008, 06:36 PM
I'm just glad it's over and one of the formats was chosen. It was a ridiculous battle as it hurt both sony and toshiba. Consumers didn't know which to buy so I'm sure sales sucked a$$
02-21-2008, 08:42 PM
I'm sure the public's going to be thrilled that all their DVDs will be completely worthless in a couple years time. That was one of the great upsides of the HD DVD players is that it would play DVDs and even upconvert them to near HD quality. Now they're worthless as blu ray doesn't play them
**** blu ray
02-22-2008, 10:02 AM
Blue-ray plays and upscales regular DVD just fine. Where did you hear it will not play them?
First gen Blue-ray were not very durable until a coating was developed. Now they are just fine.
02-22-2008, 10:05 AM
right, but that coating raises cost significantly
02-22-2008, 10:15 AM
Whether HD was better or not the industry had a huge problem on their hands and the better businessman won. Now I'm just going to let my current DVD player do it's thing then maybe in a year or two pick up a blue ray player. Hopefully price will be down by then.
02-22-2008, 10:27 AM
That and their stuff is junk. It is subpar consumer grade that is touted as 'elite', yet is completely disposable. Use it till it breaks, buy another one.
Give me Onkyo (receivers/dvd/cd player) any day.
I will always take an LG or Toshiba TV(have one) over Sony.
“Besides, it is a disgrace to grow old through sheer carelessness before seeing what manner of man you may become by developing your bodily strength and beauty to their highest limit.”
02-22-2008, 10:38 AM
02-22-2008, 10:44 AM
02-22-2008, 11:24 AM
I seem to be one of the few people that actually has good performance and reliability from Sony stuff, I am typing this on a VAIO laptop while wathcing my Sony plasma, listening to Infinity speakers driven by a Sony ES receiver. If you get the high end products from any manufacturer it will be good. Everyone makes a cheap line and a high end line, buy the high end and it will be good stuff. If you bought cheap crap and expected miracles, you made a mistake.
02-22-2008, 11:29 AM
I have a PS3 and will only buy games, I will rent Blu Ray movies since I rarely watch movies more than once. If I really like a movie, I have seen most Blu Ray movies for $25, similar to DVD when it came out in the late 90's. My first DVD player was about $500 back then, so the prices of machines and discs arfe in line since its 10+ years later.
02-22-2008, 11:35 AM
BiTTorrents + high speed connection + HD Resolution on Computer = the consumer war was more or less irrelevant.
02-22-2008, 12:32 PM
The Historic PES Legend
02-22-2008, 12:33 PM
02-22-2008, 12:35 PM
Truthfully newsgroups are way better than torrents. use an xbox 360 and play em across the network, forget buring a disc
02-22-2008, 01:11 PM
02-22-2008, 01:28 PM
My 42" Wega LCD has very sharp shadows, vivid colours, and an amazing viewing angle and I stole it out from under the salesman's nose. I payed $1600 when it was retailing for $26-2700. So, I don't hate all Sonys.
02-22-2008, 01:31 PM
02-22-2008, 01:33 PM
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