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Yay!!! I can now go tell my dad to buy an awesome Blu-Ray player for the 55" plasma!!!
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post #22 of 52
Glad I got to enjoy the fruits of both worlds.

Now, I'm going to enjoy the massive unload of HDDVD's for cheap, whilst still getting to see the Blu-Ray's on my PS3

Gotta love having all the consoles.
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post #23 of 52
hmm i wonder if i should sell my hd dvd add on... maybe it will become somewhat of a collectible.
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Quote:
Q: How many HD DVD players and recorders, exactly, did you sell?
A: 600,000 players in the US -- 300,000 of which were Xbox 360 HD DVD drives. 100,000 units were sold in Europe. And about 10,000 players and 20,000 recorders in Japan. So about 730,000 units worldwide.
It's not surprising HD DVD didn't make it. It hardly sold any players. Nix the 360 drives and the number of stand-alone players is tiny, even with those price cuts.

Ah well. Glad it's all over with now. My HD DVD player will still get lots of use though.

Time now to find different news to be bothered with...
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post #25 of 52
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Universal Pictures has announced they are already working on transferring movies to Blu-ray!

http://www.homemediamagazine.com/new...ticle_ID=12118

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"While Universal values the close partnership we have shared with Toshiba, it is time to turn our focus to releasing new and catalog titles on Blu-ray," said Craig Kornblau, president of Universal Studios Home Entertainment.
post #26 of 52
Like I said in a post yesterday, the format itself won't die with the end of the HD DVD player being discontinued. There are thousands of players still available from not only brick-and-mortar stores but online retailers. There are also many in warehouses.

Like Toshiba has said, the format itself is still expected to be around for another 2 years, based on the hardware that has been sold and that has yet to be sold.
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Haha!
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Originally Posted by {core2duo}werd View Post
hmm i wonder if i should sell my hd dvd add on... maybe it will become somewhat of a collectible.
how though? unless there's a movie that never gets released on blu ray that got released on hd dvd.
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Mine as well be, Blu-Ray has won this war.
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