HD-DVD vs Blu-Ray

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  1. VolnTitan

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    It probably records it as a quicktime-like file. You can certainly put a file on a dvd in HD dimensions, just not very big, depending on the compression. 30 Sec. of uncompressed HD is around 1.2 gb.
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  2. Puck

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    it actually records and AVCHD file at around 15mb/sec
    the file is .mt2 and not .mov

    I'd like them to get the format refined
    the compression is much worse than HDV (25mb/sec)
    but the resulting video image is still spectacular and 1080i
    it's MPEG-4/H.264
    it's a pain in the but to edit
    and usually gets reformatted inbound to a PC
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  3. VolnTitan

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    I am sure it is fine for consumer format for sure.
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    I bought an HD-DVD player from Best Buy for my 360 the week "Heroes" season 1 was released on DVD. Player - $179. "Heroes" - free w/ purchase ($99 value). However, there was a glitch in the Best Buy POS system, and I only got charged for "Heroes" and got the player for free. So, I did spend $100 bucks, got a free player, season 1, King Kong included, and 5 free HD-DVD movies.

    Blu-Ray and HD-DVD are upping the ante. I think one offers 7 free and the other 9 free movies during the holidays. I went HD-DVD because the cost of entry and the amount of stuff was too good to pass up, even if it doesn't make it. Also, that week, Transformers came out in HD. That was the clincher.

    I'd almost buy a PS3 right now just to get the movies for free. Besides, my cost for my XBox HD-DVD player plus a PS3 would be less than a combo player. For me, that would be around $500, with about 14 free movies included, the value of which alone would be around $420 pre-tax.

    And yes, the quality is well worth it, even at 1080i.
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    Heard a rumor that ye olde adult film industry would weigh-in and side with HD-DVD. Though, mainly because Disney is sided with Blu-Ray, that seems like a foregone conclusion.

    Same thing was going on with VHS and Beta, war-wise. Adult video was a contributing factor in America as to which format won out.
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  7. VolnTitan

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    The big difference btwn. today and the vhs/beta days in terms of the adult industry is that there wasn't the internet back then. I would say that is the biggest focus of that industry right now.
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  8. Puck

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    let HD-DVD have porn
    let Blu-Ray handle legitimate video

    I don't really think a hard (no pun intended) media will have any influence from the porn industry ... realy though ... hae you ever seen porn in HD? it's more frightening than erotic :scared:
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    I saw a headline, though didn't read the article, that Blu ray will allow porn.
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  10. Puck

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    I see porn going more the way of DivX
    Internet porn downloads are the way of the future
    (actually, it's been going on for years)
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