netflix going to Blue-ray only :(:(

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    netflex is going to blue ray and no more HD-DVDs :(:( I cant aford 400.00 for a blue ray player now they need to lower there cost too 100.00 just like hd-dvd and it takes 6 hours to copy 1 blue ray dvd :(:(
     
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    It's times like these I'm glad I have a PS3.:rolleyes::biggrin1:

    They do make a dual blu-ray/hd-dvd player now, for anyone that is on the fence. But it costs $800.:mad:
     
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    hd dvd and blue ray both look the same in HD and there are a lot porn in HD-dvd

    hd-dvd is good to copy shows off tivoHD and putting them on a dvd+r disc
    and watch them on a hd-dvd player in HD
    try doing that with blue ray !!!!
     
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    No need too much work. I just wanna watch movies.
     
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    looks like Hd-DVD is Beta and Blue-Ray is VHS.
     
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    Yea! I win...I've been telling everyone to get onto the Blu-ray wagon for the past 12 months.

    As for the cost of the players, relax folks. It'll come down. It always does. My suggestion is to buy a PS3. Even if you don't play games, Sony has 'conveniently' put one of the best Blue-ray players on the market into it. It is their technology, afterall.

    So to all of you HD-DVD folks: Stop whining...you can still play the discs you have.
     
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    I have a DVD / VHS combo home system. It's just perfect for our needs.
     
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    I still don't see the point. What's wrong with DVD? Even if I had an HDTV I'd just upscale them instead of paying more for the same movie/show on a bigger disc.
     
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    The point is the DVD will be in high def rather than standard def.
     
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    I brought a PS3 a couple weeks ago. I have to say the HD from it is amazing. I also picked up a Sony 42" LCD TV and Bravia home theater system. Terminator2 HD is friggin' awesome!
     
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    Ironic isn't it? Sony created Beta and lost (despite being the superior technology); Sony created Blue-Ray and it looks like they'll be the winner this time!
     
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    ditto, I've got almost the same setup as you... my lcd is the one with the glass frame, and it's the best tv i've ever owned. The real tester is the CG movies like all the pixar movies and some of the dreamworks movies and "The Fountain".... thats where blu shines! And I have to say anyone that hasn't seen that new movie "Sunshine" needs to see it on blu, its stunning.
     
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    Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on you. Sony was NOT about to let Toshiba win again.

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    And today, the final nail in the coffin:

    Toshiba abandons the HD-DVD format and concedes defeat to Sony.

    I currently own players for neither format, but I'm disappointed to see Sony "win" this one, because I'm still seething over Sony's anti-consumer use of the XCP rootkit on its media.


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    Jeez, I only gave up VHS tapes a couple of years ago and somewhat reluctantly bought a DVD player. Now that technology is already obsolete and I'm going to have to buy a Blu-Ray? Sure, the price will come down, but by the time it does they'll be introducing the next media format.

    How soon do you think before regular DVDs are phased out? Do Blu-ray players still play regular DVDs?
     
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    The 800-pound gorilla won. I'll pretend like I'm surprised.
     
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    No worries, Blu-ray is backwards-compatible, so you can play your regular DVDs. As soon as Blu-ray players come down in price, you can get a new player and start to buy Blu-ray DVDs, but in the meantime, you're safe.
     
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    Toshiba's not an 800-pound gorilla?

    The whole format war had most intelligent consumers shrugging their shoulders in ambivalence. I'm just glad it's over so I can buy a PS3 finally.
     
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