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Sony is worse then M$ when it comes to riping people off. they are HORRIBLE.

Blu-Ray and HD are the same, i cant tell the difference, so why spend $500 on a blu-ray player when you can get an HD player for FAR less?
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I just spent $60 on a HD-DVD player and six movies. I plan to buy a whole lot more on ebay.
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Until BRD players are <$100 and disks are <$20, they're not getting any of my money.
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Sony is worse then M$ when it comes to riping people off. they are HORRIBLE.

Blu-Ray and HD are the same, i cant tell the difference, so why spend $500 on a blu-ray player when you can get an HD player for FAR less?
because HD DVD is now considered extinct.

And if some people would know something - Sony didn't invent Blu-Ray. Just they are like the first, and biggest supporters/vendors/retailers of it.
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Until BRD players are <$100 and disks are <$20, they're not getting any of my money.
That's where DVD was about a decade into its life. Do you expect that from Blu-Ray in a third of the time? Whatever, I suppose you can keep your DVDs for now.

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because HD DVD is now considered extinct.

And if some people would know something - Sony didn't invent Blu-Ray. Just they are like the first, and biggest supporters/vendors/retailers of it.
Yes and yes. Too many people don't seem to know that HD DVD is no more.
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That's where DVD was about a decade into its life. Do you expect that from Blu-Ray in a third of the time? Whatever, I suppose you can keep your DVDs for now.
that is true

Back when it was VHS, DVD's were expensive and were almost exactly how Blu-Ray is right now.
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HD-DVD may not be supported anymore, but that doesn't mean it's instantly a bad format. Now that you can get a dozen movies and a player for $100, I'd say it's a nice thing to own.

But whatever, stick with your Blu-ray, more cheap HD-DVDs for me
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HD-DVD may not be supported anymore, but that doesn't mean it's instantly a bad format. Now that you can get a dozen movies and a player for $100, I'd say it's a nice thing to own.

But whatever, stick with your Blu-ray, more cheap HD-DVDs for me
My HD DVD collection has about tripled in size recently. I just got six more in today, with 5 more yet to come in from Toshiba. I'd say I've got around 30 or so now, and I didn't pay more than $20 for any one. On the other hand, I've got maybe 6 or 7 blu rays.


Anyway, Sony isnt the only maker of blu ray players. I maintain than competing manufacturers will bring prices down, and that will mostly really begin on this year's Black Friday. Prices werent dropping when Toshiba lowered the prices no their players, so why should they bother to lower them now?
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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 will assume this means Direct Download? This is the way of what future? When Comcast is the only ISP in the country (which is how they want it), our download speeds will be so severely limited that we will be waiting for hours for a movie to download or stream. I posted on another thread http://www.overclock.net/software-ne...crowd-fcc.html in this forum that Comcast throttled my download speeds to 5 KB/s. Let's see - if a high-def movie is 5 Gigabytes, that should equal 5,242,880 Kilobytes. If I'm wrong, I'm sorry. Anyway, assuming we keep a 5 KB/s download rate, that equals ~291 hours, or 12 days, to download a movie. What a crappy future.

EDIT: I have no idea how large a downloadable hi-def movie is. I'm just using 5 GB as an example.
    
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I don't even own that many DVDs...I'll probably grab an Xbox HD DVD player and a handful of HD DVDs. Still can't decide though, with the guarentee that 1) hardly any more additional movies will be made and 2) all movies currently on HD DVD only will most likely be put onto Blu-Ray at some point anyway.

Honestly, the only movies I care to get in high definition will be new ones. Old ones mainly because they're cheap.

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I will assume this means Direct Download? This is the way of what future? When Comcast is the only ISP in the country (which is how they want it), our download speeds will be so severely limited that we will be waiting for hours for a movie to download or stream. I posted on another thread http://www.overclock.net/software-ne...crowd-fcc.html in this forum that Comcast throttled my download speeds to 5 KB/s. Let's see - if a high-def movie is 5 Gigabytes, that should equal 5,242,880 Kilobytes. If I'm wrong, I'm sorry. Anyway, assuming we keep a 5 KB/s download rate, that equals ~291 hours, or 12 days, to download a movie. What a crappy future.

EDIT: I have no idea how large a downloadable hi-def movie is. I'm just using 5 GB as an example.
Don't worry about all of the direct download/general high definition movie download lovers. They're just HD DVD fans who just don't want Blu-Ray to do well. Seriously. No one talked about downloadable high definition content until the format war was at an end.
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