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I've heard a few accounts that say that your best bet is a dvd player that up-converts to HD. It's not true HD, but the picture really is better and you can play all the movies you already own. I haven't seen it myself though.
I saw one at Best Buy for $69.99. Much cheaper than blu-ray, but maybe too much for a dvd player that I do not know if really makes a difference.


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Sony is betting the farm that thru the PS3 they can make a name for Blu-Ray. This seems kinda silly to me. I just think of my parents. They're not going to buy a PS3, nor spend $800 for a blue-ray player. They're going to be perfectly happy with standard DVD, just like virtually everyone else. I don't this battle is going to be decided anytime soon, so long as normal DVDs are being produced, and that the cost of Blue-Ray and HD DVDS is twice as much.

I like to collect DVDs for 10-20 bucks a pop. No way I'm paying video game cost for a single movie.
EDIT - I may stand corrected on actual cost of blu ray dvds. I think i saw some being sold in stores for about $38.
Sony did this with the DVD format, and won big time. I think they lanuched blu-ray too soon in the market. People hate changing over their movie collection, so the only ones who are likely to jump on the wagon are those crazy videophiles who must upgrade every 3 months.
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Getting blu-ray mainly because I perfer the high storage rate on the discs. Just a tad expensive at the moment but a 360 with the HD DVD add on is the same price as a PS3.
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Getting blu-ray mainly because I perfer the high storage rate on the discs. Just a tad expensive at the moment but a 360 with the HD DVD add on is the same price as a PS3.
For now it is , but because the xbox came out earlier , the price will drop before the ps3 , and since you wont be able to get a ps3 for a while , more and more xbox's and wii's will be sold.
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For now it is , but because the xbox came out earlier , the price will drop before the ps3 , and since you wont be able to get a ps3 for a while , more and more xbox's and wii's will be sold.
Wii doesn't have HD or Blu-ray.
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I ment in general sales ,people always ask me at work if we have any ps3's and we say no and later I see them at the checkout line with an xbox 360 or some last gen console for the kids .
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Getting blu-ray mainly because I perfer the high storage rate on the discs. Just a tad expensive at the moment but a 360 with the HD DVD add on is the same price as a PS3.
If you buy the console and the HD DVD drive at the same time yes it is around the same price. However, most people who are buying the HD DVD drive are people who have owned the system for awhile and as such do not even factor in the original price of the add on. They'll see it as $200 for an HD DVD player. On top of that the drives use is not limited to the 360 as it can be used on a desktop PC as well. Whereas the PS3 and its blu-ray player is limited in its scope of use.

While most people will only use it on their 360 the option is there for you to do with it what you will.

I believe it is still far too early in the format war too even begin to declare a winner. Both mediums have their benefits and in the long run only mass adoption will determine which format will outlast the other. Let us not forget that Sony's track record with promoting new formats hasn't been all that great thus far(Betamax, Mini-Disc, UMD).
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