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Old 01-22-08, 04:09 PM
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Opinions needed. Not sure which way to go HD DVD or Blu Ray

Not sure which way to go HD DVD or Blu Ray
Old 01-22-08, 04:16 PM
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Seriously? Blu-Ray has won the war.
Old 01-22-08, 04:22 PM
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Thats what I thought. I ended buying a Sony Blu ray player on Sunday. Just wanted to make sure I made the right purchase
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Hd-dvd player make a nice doorstop
Old 01-22-08, 05:35 PM
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Well, if your DVD player breaks you may as well get an HD replacement since HD DVD players are as cheap as upconverters now, but if you're prepping for the 'HD era' you may as well go Blu-Ray.
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All the "opinions" you could want in the HD forum

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/forumdisplay.php?f=55

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Old 01-23-08, 08:07 AM
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quick question.
I know BR can hold more data than HD DVD. Wouldnt the quality of BR be better?
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In terms of video, not necessarily. I own both and they both produce a fantastic picture assuming the transfer of the movie itself is in good shape. The maximum bitrate is higher on Blu-ray so hypothetically it could produce a better picture but at a certain point you hit a point of diminishing returns. I haven't measured it, so I can't tell you for certain.

In terms of audio, Blu-ray has the capacity to add lossless tracks on almost all of their releases so they get a plus one in that catagory.

Even if you did have a HD DVD player, it wouldn't be a doorstop. They still make fantastic upconverting players and your HD DVDs won't explode.
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You threw him to the HD form?? OMG....I hardly go there myself, it can get ugly over there....lol



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All the "opinions" you could want in the HD forum

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Old 01-23-08, 11:18 AM
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You threw him to the HD form?? OMG....I hardly go there myself, it can get ugly over there....lol



J/K....lots of good information.
Well that is the default forum for that material, I very rarely go there myself, but then again I have no interest in hdm at the moment.
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I would return that Sony Blu Ray player and buy a PS3. They are cheaper and better in every possible way except for the remote.
Old 01-23-08, 05:42 PM
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The PS3 loads a disc much faster then even my A3. It is a strong up converting DVD player for SD movies is super easy to update firm ware thru a wireless network.

The remote issue is the suck.
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Remote solution

I'm going with the PS3 and one of these.
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If the remote issue that it doesn't have an OFF button? That's easy to "fix" ... hold the PS button for 2-3 seconds, X, X, and it's off. I love the PS3 BR remote.
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Me too. I miss my PS3.
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Just don't send him to certain AV... forum.
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If you are only getting one format then go Blu-Ray. PS-3 is the best choice for now because you can upgrade all the software updates very easily with the built in WiFi. There will be several software updates coming since the technology is so new.
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I returned the Blu-ray player and got the PS3 instead. With the BR remote, the remote don't seem that bad. Question though there is so many video settings not sure what to set it on. I have a Mitsu. 57" DLP I turned on HDMI but there is all these other options. Any help?
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Originally Posted by wewantflair
I would return that Sony Blu Ray player and buy a PS3. They are cheaper and better in every possible way except for the remote.
PS3 doesn't have resume after you turn it off. That wouldn't stop me from buying one but it is annoying.

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