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Originally Posted by Erwin_Rommel View Post
lol I think this is hilarious.... sony sucks so much.
"hey guys, look, HD-DVD went out of business! Lets jack the prices up now! hooray for monopolies!"
I don't think Sony has the monopoly because well other manufacturers can make bluray players too. Just like for dvds, there are a lot of makers of dvd players to make the cost go down after time. It's not like Sony is the sole owner of Bluray as many people like to think.
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Sony doesn't have a monopoly. They still have to compete with something called... DVD!!!! DVD currently owns 99% of the market. From the sales last year, that isn't going to change anytime soon.

BluRay = $500 Players, $30 Disks
DVD = $50 Players, $20 Disks
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lol I think this is hilarious.... sony sucks so much.
"hey guys, look, HD-DVD went out of business! Lets jack the prices up now! hooray for monopolies!"
Sony doesn't suck =[
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post #14 of 57
Everyone seems to have short memories... When DVD players first came out, they were priced ridiculously high. I remember when a portable CD player was $200 to $300, now we see them routinely for <$20.

Now that the format war is over, and all the people holding out on their purchase of an HD format player can confidently buy one now, we'll gradually see a wider selection of manufacturers and offerings from them.

Early adopters of new tech always pay a premium. Anyone here who has bought a new release video card knows that.
    
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post #15 of 57
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Sony doesn't have a monopoly. They still have to compete with something called... DVD!!!! DVD currently owns 99% of the market. From the sales last year, that isn't going to change anytime soon.

BluRay = $500 Players, $30 Disks
DVD = $50 Players, $20 Disks
+ you can upscale DVD aswel lol...I am not rebuilding my collection AGAIN. I say NO to HD at the moment as it doesnt offer me much more than DVD does personally.
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+ you can upscale DVD aswel lol...I am not rebuilding my collection AGAIN. I say NO to HD at the moment as it doesnt offer me much more than DVD does personally.
You just have to be smart with your purchase. When I read about Toshiba removing its backing of HD-DVD and the format war being over, I had a feeling that consumers would panic and hock their stuff on online auction sites. I was right!

You can say all you want about HD-DVD being dead, but I can't afford the price of admission for Blu-Ray yet. So, I went bargain hunting to get the HD experience for less money - and I got it! I bought a Toshiba A30 HD-DVD player (1080p output, DVD upconverting) off Ebay for $80 - and it included the HD-DVDs Transformers, the Bourne Trilogy, and 300. I know that HD-DVDs will no longer be produced, but there is still a large library of HD-DVDs out there.

I will be getting a PS3 - at Christmas - and will buy Blu-Ray movies then (ones that didn't come out on HD-DVD). In the mean time, I will enjoy HD content at a far, far cheaper price of admission
    
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post #17 of 57
Hmm thats pretty smart packard!

Sony are known to give high prices and jack up prices like crazy
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Yeah but why not get a PS3 anyway for a Blu-ray player.

PS3 = Blu-ray + games + mulitmedia for a cheaper price
Blu-ray player = Blu-ray player and not much else lol

I would much rather go for a cheaper alternative that also offers me alot more...wouldnt you ? lol
I traded my dedicated Blu-Ray player in and bought a PS3. While I don't regret doing so, I can admit there is a difference in quality. I do notice that the picture isn't as good as the dedicated player.
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post #19 of 57
prices were obviously not going down, with no HDDVD to compete with.
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No one even NEEDS blu ray right now, or really EVER. It is more of a luxury, if you can even call it that. I dont understand the need to have 45gb disks

I am all about moving forward and advancing technology but DD is the way of the future, not disks. Blu Ray will have a shorter life span that DVD when people realize that movies dont look that good that it warrants re-buying all the movies in your collection so you can have a couple extra features. I for one just bought an upscaling DVD player and it works just fine.

I have also played over 300 hours of Oblivion off of ONE DVD so whats the point???

Until BR saves a little girl from drowning or rescues a old lady from a rapist count me out. I would rather just point and click in Steam or some other service. I dont have a disk to worry about and I can re-download them at any time.

Blu Ray disk'd games dont look any better nor are they any longer. This is a fad that will pass quickly.
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