Hd/DVD & Blue Ray Disc

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by lawdawg42, Apr 14, 2007.

  1. lawdawg42

    lawdawg42 Member

    what is the diffrence between these two formats? how will this effect the old dvd's? and will the regular dvd's be replaced with the new hddvd & the blue ray disc's?
     
  2. mmdavis

    mmdavis Well-Known Member

    In general terms, it's the difference between Beta vs VHS, PC vs MAC. Blu-Ray is a Sony proprietary that they want to be the only HD format. HDDVD is open to all. IMO with the expense of HD and Blu-Ray and the cost of the equipment to play them, I don't think regular DVD will be going away any time soon.
     
  3. oldjoe

    oldjoe Well-Known Member

    I am of the same opinion as mmdavis. Don't look for regular DVD's to disappear any time soon. D/L has been around for a good while and it is still a failing market. I believe there may be something better in the future but not in the near future. Regular DVD's are still a very viable and cost efficient media.