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A Christmas Story - HD-DVD or Blu-ray?

Old 12-01-07, 10:10 PM
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A Christmas Story - HD-DVD or Blu-ray?

My Mom went out today and decided to pick me up a copy of, "A Christmas Story," in hi-def. She got the Blu-ray version, which is fine with me since I support both formats. But, I figured I should ask here to see which version of the film is better: HD-DVD or Blu-ray. I can get either, so I'd like to get the one that's of the highest quality. But, if they're the exact same, then I'll just go keep the Blu-ray.
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I'd like to know this too. Reviews for the HD-DVD version are less than kind.
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I read both reviews and noticed that it seems like the HD-DVD may have the upper hand due to the inclusion or surround sound over a mono track. Is that true? Or?
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Old 12-01-07, 10:16 PM
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I've seen both and they're pretty much identical. I can't comment on the sound because I watched the BD with only TV speakers. I think it looks very good in HD for a film wasn't that pretty to begin with.

I own the HD-DVD version because the case is red for Christmas....
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Originally Posted by vcuram
I own the HD-DVD version because the case is red for Christmas....
I was thinking the same thing.
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Old 12-01-07, 10:27 PM
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G0 for HD DVD -- I think it's great.
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Old 12-01-07, 10:29 PM
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Its going to be the same on either format. Same encode.
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Old 12-01-07, 10:30 PM
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Its going to be the same on either format. Same encode.
Yup, and since he's already got the BD version he might as well keep it and enjoy it.
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Old 12-02-07, 12:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Wick
I read both reviews and noticed that it seems like the HD-DVD may have the upper hand due to the inclusion or surround sound over a mono track. Is that true? Or?
Both versions have 1.0 only.

It's a shame, because I wanted to hear the "Oh fudge" line swirl through my rear speakers....
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Old 12-02-07, 01:28 AM
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Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt
I was thinking the same thing.
You gotta be kidding me...
I got the Blu-ray, and I dont really need to tell ya why.
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Old 12-02-07, 01:37 AM
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Originally Posted by DiedLaughing
You gotta be kidding me...
I got the Blu-ray, and I dont really need to tell ya why.
Well if content is exactly the same (which it is), quality is exactly the same (which it is), and you have both players, you go for the matching cover.
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Old 12-02-07, 02:07 AM
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I got the HD DVD version. Just got it a few days ago. I'll be crackin' the seal a few days before Christmas.

And it really does match my Christmas ornaments I have on my desktop.
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Originally Posted by DiedLaughing
You gotta be kidding me...
I got the Blu-ray, and I dont really need to tell ya why.
There's an entire forum here dedicated to talking about DVD cases I don't think I'm alone in taking the case into consideration when deciding on a purchase.
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Old 12-04-07, 01:52 PM
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The HD-DVD version is a few dollars more expensive so, if they're the same, I'll just keep the Blu-ray. For some reason, Futureshop.ca has the regular HD-DVD listed as $20, whereas the same disc with a cheap see-through Christmas slipcover is $24. The Blu-ray with the slipcover was only $20.

Thanks for all the replies.
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Old 12-05-07, 12:39 PM
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yeah. go with the cheaper one... personally i will go the BD if you have a PS3, it beats all the other Hi-Def players (loading time people, loading time, before hitting me with hates).
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Old 12-05-07, 01:07 PM
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this is what I think the biggest downside to the format war- the millions of "which version" questions that will be streaming through the web and peoples minds.
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Old 12-05-07, 01:38 PM
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Originally Posted by mmconhea
this is what I think the biggest downside to the format war- the millions of "which version" questions that will be streaming through the web and peoples minds.
Except I doubt that millions of people own players that support both formats, so they'll buy the one that plays on their hardware. For me, that is HD DVD.
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Old 12-05-07, 03:05 PM
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For a Christmas-themed movie, the red case (HD DVD) is the best! I can't imagine seeing this movie with a blue case laying around!

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Old 12-05-07, 11:11 PM
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Now's your chance on the Amazon BOGO BD sale. Christmas Story AND Vacation are on there, though I heard the latter isn't a great transfer. I'd go for this sale but the blu case not matching the cover is holding me back for now
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Old 12-06-07, 02:18 PM
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Originally Posted by DiedLaughing
You gotta be kidding me...
I got the Blu-ray, and I dont really need to tell ya why.
Could it be because it's gonna be a ...



???

HEY WAIT A DOG GONE MINUTE!!!

That's a 'UNIVERSAL' music company logo thingy!

Well that settles it for me!

I'm buying the HD-DVD version!

-THEEK!

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Old 12-06-07, 03:12 PM
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Except I doubt that millions of people own players that support both formats, so they'll buy the one that plays on their hardware. For me, that is HD DVD.

couldnt tell by reading the unbiased post #6
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