HD-DVD vs Blu-Ray

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  1. Puck

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    I'LL JUST START THE THREAD FOR NOW
    I'll let someone else begin the comparisons (or discussions)
    feel free to just give a synopsis on individual formats


    If I were a new customer, with no present device, which one should I buy ?
    are there any differences in the quality of the films ?
    why does HD-DVD have extra bonus features and Blu-Ray does not ?
    why did Blockbuster decide to back BLuRay and not HD-DVD ?
    why are there 5 times as many BluRay than HD-DVD @ BestBuy ?
    do you think HD-DVD is on it's deathbed?
    will it become extinct or will the 2 somehow merge ?
    why did Disney decide to support Blu-Ray ?
    (simple, sample topics for discussion)
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  2. Gunny

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    Does anyone here have a HD-DVD player?

    I have not known anyone to have one yet, but most Blu Ray player owners are PS3 owners, which is why it is outselling HD-DVD so much thus far (and probably why there are more for sale at this stage).
    Plus Sony has a lot of stake in Hollywood/movies and naturally all they have a hold on will be Blu Ray exclusive.
    I haven't seen a HD-DVD movie to make a comparison.

    If the console wars have taught us anything, the first new generation item to come out is normally the winner. Perhaps Disney sees Blu Ray has an already established thing and is jumping on the bandwagon.
    I know down here Blu Ray players are just hitting the stores and not one mention of HD-DVD at all.

    Or maybe it is because Blu Ray just has a cool name.
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  3. Laserjock

    Laserjock South Endzone Rocks! Staff

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    I purchased a BR player only because I already had the PS3 for my son. I figured this way we can watch whatever we buy on either TV.

    Blu-Ray's con is that it is currently more expensive to press Blu-Ray DVDs per copy than HD-DVD, however I am not sure that will prevent BR from being successful. Will be interesting to see how the combo players affect sales.
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  4. Puck

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    interesting enough that HD-DVD is more expensive to 'purchase'
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  5. Gunny

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    HD-DVD player or movies?
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  6. Puck

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    HD-DVD titles are more expensive than Blu-Ray
    the HD-DVD players, on the other hand, are less expensive
    if you consider you can get the HD-DVD Xbox360 unit for $179

    the title "300" (the newest title released on both formats) is:
    $23.95 for Blu-Ray
    $27.95 for HD-DVD
    and you can get some tiltes ,like the newly re-mastered version of "The Fifth Element" for $19.95
    so the notion that it's more expensive to "press" Blu-Ray, it isn't equating to a more expensive product for consumers to purchase
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  7. Gunny

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    Such low prices. Lowest I got was Goodfellas on Blu Ray for $28.

    Ebay is my lifeline to PS3 and Blu-Ray movies. So much cheaper.
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  9. Deuce Wayne

    Deuce Wayne Damnit, I cant find my driving moccasins anywhere!

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    I'm with you SK. Waiting this one out. These prices will fall quick within a couple years, and the difference isn't great enough for me to rush out and buy either.
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  10. Puck

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    I'm waiting for the first HD-RW units
    I'm betting whoever gets one of those to market first will crush

    I'm really kinda pushing for BluRay on this one, simply for the capacity of the discs and the fact that they have Disney on board
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