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post #51 of 89
Isnt that expensive controller to come in handy when someone watches a movie on tv and you want to continue playing?
If so, what is the point of adding dvd and blueray on the console?

It is like adding a tv tuner to 3ds.

Think people! Think!
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This is going to hurt them. One of the biggest reasons I bought a console was because of the DVD/Blu-Ray functionality. I didn't want to have a blu-ray player, a dvd player, a netflix player, and a console, as seperate devices. That's why I bought a PS3. I wasn't considering the Wii U, and now I never will just because of this.
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Originally Posted by Lemondrips View Post
I don't really care if it does anyways. I haven't used a DVD in years now for games or movies. Netflix/Online Services > DVD/Bluray discs. Assuming you have good interwebs.
Nothing beats a Blu-ray if you care about quality and invest in Home Theatre equipment, which you evidently don't. 1080p/ Dolby Digital HD/ DTS MA for the win. Period.
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post #55 of 89
hmm.. I would rent blue-ray DVD's If I had something to play them in.. seeing as I dont have a BD player and no PS3.. This does not encourage me to buy one. If anything it makes me want one slightly less.

hmm.. welp wait for nextbox.
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post #56 of 89
I really do not care if it plays movies or not.
Once I can play smash Bros I am happy
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post #57 of 89
I hate this garbage.
It's like with the damn Xbox 1 too. You have no idea how much I hated that crap without buying the stupid remote.

It's a pain in the ass. Whether someone here thinks its not necessary or not, believe it or not - people find uses for it. When, for one example, I go away - depending on what "vacation" it may be - I like to bring something to entertain me. Why should I have to bring the console AND a DVD player when the console is FULLY capable of doing it? Massive problem with the Wii. I felt stupid when I tried to watch a movie on it because it was the only thing I had only to learn that the DVD console could not play DVDs.
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Originally Posted by urgrandpasdog View Post
No way was the PS3 a good value from "the start" when it cost like 600 bucks.
At the time it was,you couldn't get a PC that would do games and bluray in 1080P.
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I couldn't care less about DVD and I have tons of Blu-ray players.

The reason I care about this..

Is because Nintendo is only doing this to gain more money, because a peripheral disk-system can't be easily hacked/copied.

So again, Nintendo is being greedy as heck and no one seems to care.
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OVER-Protect, to the point of the consumer losing out on a feature.

Sony and Microsoft are okay with losing SOME sales to piracy because they know their consumers want to also watch awesome movies.

But Nintendo.. oh no, they're not going to let us watch movies because they want money money money..
The hate is strong with this one...

A previous poster showed an article stating that the capacity of the proprietary disc is larger than that of DVDs. So I hardly say that the disc format is diminishing the console's capability. And if you take Nintendo's word, it is cheaper than blu-ray licensing. If you are going to accuse a company as being greedy for protecting their investment, accuse all companies.

No reason to slander a product or company because it isn't for you, especially one that isn't released yet.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Foolsmasher View Post
Netflix looks like hot garbage next to blu ray or even Vudu streaming HD. I can see why Nintendo is doing this to keep what looks to be a pricy console somewhat cheaper, but blu ray playback would be a nice selling point.

Hell, the only reason my PS3 was bought and the only reason it's turned on now is because it was the best media player on the market for a long time. I would have considered chucking it for a Wii U but I guess not now. I'm not exactly N's target market so I guess this makes sense.


To whoever said Netflix>blu ray....lol at you. It might not matter on your 32" Vizio, but my plasma begs to differ.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cyrilmak View Post
Nothing beats a Blu-ray if you care about quality and invest in Home Theatre equipment, which you evidently don't. 1080p/ Dolby Digital HD/ DTS MA for the win. Period.
People have different priorities. The quality of the visuals and audio are not the only factors, there is cost and time associated with entertainment as well. It is really the balance of these factors that is best for you. There is plenty of people who don't want to invest a lot of time and money just to watch a potentially crappy movie.
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Originally Posted by BeerPowered View Post
Who watches DVD? DVD looks terrible. SD is old tech HD is now.
Who pays $10 more for a movie just because it's in HD?

I don't. I have a PS3 and still only buy regular DVDs unless there is Blu-ray out for the same price.
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