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You also have to remember that this audio they are replacing there CD's with is over compressed and sounds crappy. The same will happen with digital videos. I mean realy would you rather D/L a movie that is 8 gig or one that is 20?
Yeah, Everything on my Creative Zen is ripped from my own masters. I would hate to give up on the Ogg Vorbis option.
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post #12 of 28
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I just got my HD-DVD player last night. Watched Apollo 13 and Batman Begins, ****. It's not just the image, but the sound is also significantly expanded in dynamic range. I don't know who's going to win, but Netflix is now shipping HD-DVD's...so that is the format I'm going to watch.

Wow.
Im going for HD-DVD since it has a better video codec, and uses a true surround sound codec, while Blu-Ray doesnt AFAIK.
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post #13 of 28
I see HD and Blu-Ray lasting a long time, like 5 years. In the tech world, that's a very long time. I made an improper statement saying it won't die... I meant it won't die for a long time.
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post #14 of 28
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Im going for HD-DVD since it has a better video codec, and uses a true surround sound codec, while Blu-Ray doesnt AFAIK.
Right...and let me reiterate: NETFLIX IS SHIPPING HD-DVD. WOO Hoo!!! Rentable HD-DVD!!!
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I see HD and Blu-Ray lasting a long time, like 5 years. In the tech world, that's a very long time. I made an improper statement saying it won't die... I meant it won't die for a long time.
I got what you meant...CD had an UNUSUALLY long lifetime and we aren't going to see a repeat of that tech lifecycle.
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post #16 of 28
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You also have to remember that this audio they are replacing there CD's with is over compressed and sounds crappy. The same will happen with digital videos. I mean realy would you rather D/L a movie that is 8 gig or one that is 20?
Well, maybe I have bad ears, but I can't tell any difference between a 192kbps MP3 rip and the original CD track. So I don't know about the "over compressed" statement.

But that's another plus of digital distribution, actually. As technology progresses, we can get the benefit of better compression schemes and data formats without having to drop $1000 for all new hardware and who knows what for new optical discs. Just upgrade to a new codec and off you go. (Well, it can be more painful than that to be sure, but you get the idea. Software upgrades > hardware upgrades.)
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post #17 of 28
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Well, maybe I have bad ears, but I can't tell any difference between a 192kbps MP3 rip and the original CD track. So I don't know about the "over compressed" statement.

But that's another plus of digital distribution, actually. As technology progresses, we can get the benefit of better compression schemes and data formats without having to drop $1000 for all new hardware and who knows what for new optical discs. Just upgrade to a new codec and off you go. (Well, it can be more painful than that to be sure, but you get the idea. Software upgrades > hardware upgrades.)
Well, that would be cool if we could get a license to own a copy of the SONG, not the DATA. Then, as better compression formats come out, we could simply upgrade the data and all is well and good. Problem with the industry is they want a piece of the pie each and every time they upgrade the quality. So, disc or no-disc...it's going to suck.
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post #18 of 28
I won't download music from any other source unless it's free.

Movies on the other hand... hehehe.
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post #19 of 28
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Like I said in the previous post...when broadband to the home reaches 100Mb/sec or greater...yeah, movie hard copies will become a thing of the past.
How can you say that? Some people I know (such as my parents) don't watch movies in the theater so they can buy it 6 months later for the same price and watch it over and over again. If it was on demand, it would be 'see once and you're done' or 'i'm sorry, but your hard drive for your TV has been filled.' Hard copies will always exist, just that they will probably become much, much smaller.
    
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I don;t like the idea of Flash Memory for one reason, it's easily corruptible. I'd rather the possibility of a skip here and there after watching a movie like 20 times but most of my movies are skip-free because I put them back into the case.

I just don't trust flash memory that much as of now and would rather have the disc....also a CD can be found easily too, a small flash drive IMO can be lost easily
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