Format War?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by bjproc, Jan 7, 2008.

  1. bjproc

    bjproc Well-Known Member

  2. Charlie

    Charlie Well-Known Member

    James said himself that HD-DVD needs a miracle to survive now.
     
  3. bjproc

    bjproc Well-Known Member

    cheers Charlie, i've not been on for a while
     
  4. Charlie

    Charlie Well-Known Member

  5. bjproc

    bjproc Well-Known Member

    thats where i've just been :D
     
  6. tebugg

    tebugg Beta Tester

    here goes sumthin i recently found that makes it even worse for HD DVD......


    Following Warner's lead, sister company New Line has confirmed that it will support Blu-ray Disc high def releases exclusively. New Line has previously delayed their day-and-date new releases on HD DVD due to the format's lack of region coding, effectively making titles such as Shoot 'em Up, Hairspray, and Rush Hour 3 exclusive to Blu-ray. Although a 2008 release slate for the studio has not been released, an announcement may be possible at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
     
  7. Charlie

    Charlie Well-Known Member

    Yes and my thoughts are that there is only one way to go now and that's Blu.
     
  8. jvc

    jvc Well-Known Member

    I personally would like to see both formats stay around, from here on.
    Competition helps to keep prices down!
    I'd love to have the new Samsung player, that plays both............. :)
     
  9. mike20021969

    mike20021969 Well-Known Member

  10. whatever_gong82

    whatever_gong82 Well-Known Member

    The last thing consumers need is to be stuck with Blu-Ray, and locked to that format alone.
     
  11. Charlie

    Charlie Well-Known Member

    Not to worry there still is SD's. :D So you're not locked.
     
  12. roachgod

    roachgod Active Member

    What counts for me is: Can it be copied?
    I am not interested in a disc format that cannot be played everywhere (region encoding) or copied. What's so cool about a disc format that is being castrated by the companies? What's so cool about a format that suits the companies' needs and not MY needs?
    It appears to me that I live in a world of happy slaves (yeah, the biggest oppressor wins, let's all join him!).
     
  13. plato

    plato Well-Known Member

    R.I.P. HD-DVD :(

    But the worst thing is that BD+ has not been cracked until now and I consider it doubtful that it will happen in the next time.
    Nevertheless I am waiting with bated breath until James will scream "Eureka!" and BD+ is no longer a problem! :D