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Blu-ray vs HD DVD which you think will win? Rate Topic: -----

Poll: think vs want (4 member(s) have cast votes)

Which do you think will win?

  1. Sony's Blu-ray (3 votes [75.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 75.00%

  2. Toshiba's HD DVD (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. Don't care/undecided (1 votes [25.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 25.00%

Which do you want to win?

  1. Blu-ray (1 votes [25.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 25.00%

  2. HD DVD (2 votes [50.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 50.00%

  3. Don't care (apathetic, will most likely not buy anyway) (1 votes [25.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 25.00%

  4. Don't care (will invest once format war is over) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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#1 User is offline   aotsukisho 

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Posted 12 February 2008 - 08:42 AM

http://en.wikipedia....ki/Blu-ray_Disc
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HD_DVD

I know this is a bit late, but I'm just wondering which format you think will win. You can be like me and just plain not care, but for all I know you may have an opinion on which one will win.

For me, I've always leaned towards HD DVD. I know the name isn't as cool, and the following is smaller, but I just completely have lost faith in Sony. Also, those who know me may know that I'm a bit of a traditionalist, and I prefer the idea of an existing standard being updated rather than completely new technology butting in.

However, there may be something that sways your votes either way:

http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20080...vd-dogpile.html

Apparently, two more huge companies are giving up on the HD DVD technology, and hurting sales and support of the format. This is another huge blow, and I'm afraid to say that Blu-ray may as well be the next optical disc format standard...

Thoughts? Comments? I thought this was kind of unfair to HD DVD, since everyone seems to want to jump the gun before it's 'too late'. Nothing's wrong with having two competing formats, it'll generally bring down prices for both of them. Now it's gonna be like gasoline, where the consumer is at the whim of corporate bigwigs who can price things however they want. This is not the best business model, and I will be quite disappointed if HD DVD goes extinct....

...even though I don't have any plans of buying anything in high-def optical format anytime soon...
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#2 User is offline   Joshua Pack 

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Posted 12 February 2008 - 09:48 AM

From all the news and blogs i read, it is pretty much over already isn't it?

But I use neither. Because I only have one HD TV, and it is at my shop.

Oh, and I messed up my vote it is suppose to be the other way around.
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Posted 13 February 2008 - 03:17 PM

aaw. :( we have a hddvd player. that sucks, i hope I don't have to buy a Bluray one too... :(
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Posted 17 February 2008 - 11:32 AM

idk but as of this morning, I heard Toshiba isn't producing anymore HD DVD players anymore. Sony Blu-ray is the victor.
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Posted 17 February 2008 - 02:05 PM

Really? that is bad news. :\ I guess all we can do now is hope Sony doesn't screw up like how they did with the whole Lik-Sang incident, and the 'why?' factor of the ps3.

Ah well, I don't really care. I don't like the idea of cramming so much data on something so small, a scratch on the disc will render gb of data useless. I think such levels of data density should be safeguarded by a format that is less easily damaged...flash drives, for example, even though the technology isn't quite there yet.
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Posted 18 February 2008 - 01:50 AM

Who know's life might be easier or harder...but damn, one little scratch will do much harm like you said...
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Posted 18 February 2008 - 02:25 AM

I found a news article on Reuters about the loss of HD DVD:

http://www.reuters.c...643184420080216

It was on the 16th ): I feel bad for Toshiba, mostly because they're going to suffer financially because they're withdrawing from the market.

For the general consumers' sake, I hope movie rentals won't join gasoline as one of the favorite price topics to bitch about.
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Posted 18 February 2008 - 11:44 AM

LOL
"kids lets go to blockbuster. how 'bout we rent, that, this, and that one over there. Let's go now kids, no honey I'll pay."
"that'll be $30 please."
"honey, you can pay."
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