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Discussion in 'Sony' started by Fran, Jan 4, 2008.
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(I tried quoting it, messing up)
As the almighty Jigsaw would say...
I'll say it again...
Both Blu-ray and HD-dvd can go **** themselves and insert a **** up their *****.
This is doing nothing but hurting the costumers.
what's so hard to quote that?
I was copying and pasting, and while I was doing that it pasted a big square box with a bunch of links in it.
And I couldn't de-italicize the font.
I'm going to laugh in 3-4 years when both Blu-ray and HD-DVD are obsolete, and the companies that invested so much in them end up with egg on their face. Neither of the formats are going to have the longevity of DVD, I can already assure that.
Enjoy the "success" while it lasts, it definitely won't last long. Consumers have chosen Blu-Ray my ass.
But the format has to move forward. I don't see any SDTVs at my local Fry's anymore. If you have an HDTV, I would think you'd get a Blu Ray/HDDVD player along with it. Aren't most television programs going HD now too, anyway?
What about regular DVDs? Will we get those as well?
Most consumers could care less about HD-DVD/Blu-Ray. Most are not willing to spend gratuitous amounts of money for a change in picture quality or a marginal change in sound quality. Wait for a few years until a cheaper and better format comes out, the way technology is moving it won't take long.
As I've said any other time I'm commented on the subject, both HD-DVD and Blu-Ray were D.O.A. The fact that companies are throwing so much support behind such a small step forward is astonishing. By the time they'd actually catch steam (or sell near as much as DVD), another 'ultimate' format is going to take their place.
alright mr. know-it-all...what 'ultimate' format will be showing up hd-dvd/blu-ray?
Eight tracks will be formatted to fit movies.
Couldn't tell you. But it's become blatantly obvious that the two HD formats are not going to catch on like DVD did when it was released. R&D is already pushing the boundaries of what regular DVDs can do, so I won't be surprised to see a better, more cost-friendly alternative a few years down the road.
you guys have it wrong....here's the ultimate format!!!
You can get an HD DVD player for $150. Blu Ray is still in the $200s I believe. But like I said, when I go to Electronics stores, no one is buying SD anymore. They'll be a few in the back...out of sight. Maybe those small bathroom or kitchen ones only. If they did come out with a better format, it wouldn't be cheap. For instance, there were rumors about that Chinese Ultimate player. I doubt that thing will be cheap considering what they are packing into it.
It's worth it IMO.
You quite easily can go about it like a complete dumbass, as you are doing now. But it's pretty obvious that the "high-definition format wars" are going to end up with regular old DVD being the winner for years to come.
[this was to DorkyFresh]
And DevilMayCry... that may be so, but DVD vs. HD format sales say it all. The average consumer is unreceptive to the new formats. Either because they're not needed or they're not wanted, who knows.
My SD DVD of 300 does NOT look blurry like that on my HDTV, what the hell?
I agree with you Xtro.
Edit: The former was taken on an HDTV. I tried watching...what was it....oh yeah...Transformers on DVD. I put it on my 32 inch Samsung in my room and it looked like crap comparatively. Some ppl can't see the difference. I'm just saying the difference is apparent...to me.
how far away do you sit and what size is your HDTV?
Of course the two formats werent going to be a dominant force anytime soon. Both are fairly new. It'll be years before they overtake DVD sales but that doesnt mean they are D.O.A. HD is catching on. Most major retailers are starting to only carry HD TVs. Digital programming will become the standard next year. BR prices will only go down from where they are out now. Its not going anywhere anytime soon.
IMO it's not really. I can see what's going on just fine in the top picture, and I really don't need to be able to count everyone's eyelashes.
Either way, I honestly don't care for the whole HD/Blu-ray crap, as right now, that stuff is expensive and my DVDs and standard TVs work just fine. I'll change when I have no other alternatives.
Damn, I really wish technology will slow the hell down soon.
Haha. I'm obsessed with the whole "movie theater" feel though.
I know, right? I already hear rumblings about PS4.
The sales of HDTVs and HD programming becoming the standard means nothing when the sales of HD discs are still piss poor as opposed to SD discs. I can really see them catching on if the DVD format remains stagnant for the next 3-4 years and no advances are made. But I don't see that happening that way.
Neither are ever going to become the "standard". Hell, it took DVD until late '02, early '03 to finally overtake VHS. VHS, which paled in comparison to the then new format. HD discs won't become "popular" until '10, '11 if at all.
You've gotta be friggin' kidding me.
The slowdown will happen, and likely soon if this keeps up, as there won't be anywhere left to go. You can already see this in CGI, how much more realistic can they get really? Realer than real?
Ultra high-definition! More definition than your eyes can handle!