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Re: I love my HD-DVD

Post by mjannusch » Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:39 pm

One other possibility is that it is a standard DVD with an HD-coded bitstream on it. For instance, I can output HD video from my Mac, burn that file on a standard DVD and play it in HD on my PS3.

...but do you really* want HD porn? I'm not so sure that's a great idea... :o
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Re: I love my HD-DVD

Post by TimRTT777 » Mon Mar 16, 2009 9:01 pm

HHI,
It came with two discs - one the standard definition and the one that says right on it.. HD-DVD. That is the one that plays in PS3. looks Hi-Def but no sound.

Oh and you haven't seen these women - they still look pretty damn good in HD : ).. it was an award winning production. :lol:

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Re: I love my HD-DVD

Post by veerfour05 » Mon Mar 30, 2009 5:21 am

Smalls wrote:
mjannusch wrote:PS3 FTW. :D
2nd!

Plus 360 doesn't have Killzone 2
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Oh and the 360 will never get a blu-ray player. Sony isn't about to give the PS3's biggest selling point to it's competition.
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Re: I love my HD-DVD

Post by Stealtth92 » Mon Mar 30, 2009 5:29 am

veerfour05 wrote:
Smalls wrote:
mjannusch wrote:PS3 FTW. :D
2nd!

Plus 360 doesn't have Killzone 2
KZ2 is the best FPS ever. Add me smalls, same username.

Oh and the 360 will never get a blu-ray player. Sony isn't about to give the PS3's biggest selling point to it's competition.
Lol A video game system's biggest selling point is its ability to play a high definition dvd... lame
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Re: I love my HD-DVD

Post by veerfour05 » Mon Mar 30, 2009 5:43 am

Stealtth92 wrote:
veerfour05 wrote:
Smalls wrote:
mjannusch wrote:PS3 FTW. :D
2nd!

Plus 360 doesn't have Killzone 2
KZ2 is the best FPS ever. Add me smalls, same username.

Oh and the 360 will never get a blu-ray player. Sony isn't about to give the PS3's biggest selling point to it's competition.
Lol A video game system's biggest selling point is its ability to play a high definition dvd... lame
Since there really aren't many exclusives these days, I would say it is. Maybe it's not the biggest selling point to a gamer but it is to someone who doesn't play games too often.
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Re: I love my HD-DVD

Post by mjannusch » Mon Mar 30, 2009 1:07 pm

I wouldn't say the Blu-Ray player in the PS3 is its biggest selling point, but consider that they can put 50GB of game data on a disc versus 9GB for a Xbox-360 standard DVD. Whether it is game data or movie data, more is better. The transfer rate is also a lot higher, which is nice.

Getting a free Blu-Ray movie player in your game console is just a bonus.
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Post by sting1180 » Tue Mar 31, 2009 1:13 am

Also the fact that you can use the PS3 as a computer, not just a game console or a blue ray player.
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Post by veerfour05 » Wed Apr 01, 2009 6:25 am

I agree that for me at least the blu-ray is just a bonus. I actually only own one blu-ray and don't plan on buying too many since they are quite a bit more expensive than dvds are still.

Oh and I think that if the HD-DVD was built into the 360 that it would have won the format war. But Microsoft got greedy as usual and killed the format they were backing.
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Post by curt_gendron » Wed Apr 01, 2009 12:11 pm

veerfour05 wrote:Oh and I think that if the HD-DVD was built into the 360 that it would have won the format war. But Microsoft got greedy as usual and killed the format they were backing.
HD-DVD lost the war because of the lack of movie studio backing. Once Warner Brothers decided to only use blu-ray, it was the beginning of the end.
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Post by mjannusch » Wed Apr 01, 2009 12:26 pm

I agree that if Microsoft had upgraded to an internal HD-DVD drive in the 360, the format war would either still be on or HD-DVD would've won.

Unfortunately, the distraction of the format war left enough people on the sidelines waiting for a winner that adoption of either format was slow and now people aren't all that interested in HD movies since they think upconverted DVD is the same as HD (it isn't).

Not only that, but it seems like Blu-Ray is more expensive now than when the formats were fighting it out. If it is the only game in town, then they should be lowering the price to raise adoption and sell more discs. I've noticed that now the ads on TV say "available on Blu-Ray and DVD" instead of "available on DVD and Blu-Ray", so at least they are kinda starting to push it as a better format. If broadband speeds keep getting faster (20 megabit+) then the need for a disc is going to diminish. Although the last Blu-Ray I watched (Quantum of Solace) has many sequences where the bitrate is 40+ megabits, so to stream that kind of quality in real-time over the internet would be very difficult to say the least.
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Re: I love my HD-DVD

Post by Jamal » Wed Jul 22, 2009 3:52 pm

Toshiba just announced they're doing a Blu-ray player :)

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Re: I love my HD-DVD

Post by dafty84 » Wed Dec 09, 2009 4:32 pm

I know this is a very old topic. But it caught my interest. Im going to agree with Curt on this one. I dont know what it is, but I have some duplicates of blu ray/hd dvd titles and I'm tellin you the truth when I say some of the hd-dvd's look noticeably better/more clear. Couldnt tell you why, but they do.

I have most of my hd-dvd's burned onto my home server so I can play them on my media center over the network so using this method is really cost effective if you want to get some hd content.

Personally, I prefer hd-dvd and wish it would have won. I have both players so Im not a fanboy, just a preference after seeing both side by side.

Blu-Ray won soley because of its pitch to the studios with its "better" security. HA! I have 26 blu rays copied onto my home server. That's some awesome security lmao.
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Re: I love my HD-DVD

Post by curt_gendron » Wed Dec 09, 2009 6:27 pm

Yeah, one of the blu-ray arguments was the better "security" they had. Of course that was just a pitch and not reality. But as I said a while back, the real killer for HD-DVD was the lack of studio support. During the middle of the war if one big company would have switched to HD-DVD instead of blu-ray, then HD-DVD would have one.

Oh well, you can still get some good HD-DVDs for super cheap. I've bought a bunch off of Amazon for under $4. Can't beat that for a beautiful HD picture.

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Re: I love my HD-DVD

Post by dafty84 » Wed Dec 09, 2009 7:50 pm

Agreed. I actually purchased a few today. Big Lebowski for $4 and Blood Diamond for $3.50. That is just nuts. Why people wouldn't cash in on such a deal is beyond me. But, than again, not everybody is tech saavy I guess.
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