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Forum: HD Talk
07-28-18, 08:04 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 13,975
Posted By DivxGuy

Re: Planet of the Apes: 40 Year Evolution Blu-ray Collection 11/4/08

I bought the Costco set some years back; it was that inexpensive.

Meanwhile, I heard there were troubles playing the 2008 set on PowerDVD 2018; I had no issues with 2016.
Forum: HD Talk
12-18-09, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,320
Posted By DivxGuy

Re: Is there a Blu-Ray Player that will upconvert DVDs through component output?

Standard players will not upcovert due to a provision in the CSS license.

An HTPC running Slysoft will, however.
Forum: HD Talk
12-15-09, 02:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 34,023
Posted By DivxGuy

Re: To Play This BD, You Must Renew...

It's DRM. My PS3, which hadn't been used since September 2008, required a firmware update for Terminator Salvation. I'm not sure if it's AACS or BD+ that's to blame, but I wasn't aware of Warner...
Forum: HD Talk
12-14-09, 01:08 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,027
Posted By DivxGuy

Re: What percentage of your blu-ray's are double-dips?

I bought Shooter, which I already have on HD-DVD. That's my only double-dip.
Forum: HD Talk
12-09-09, 01:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 34,023
Posted By DivxGuy

Re: To Play This BD, You Must Renew...

Use a home theater PC with Slysoft.
Forum: HD Talk
08-25-09, 01:58 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,111
Posted By DivxGuy

Re: Studios experimenting with Blu-ray releases preceding DVDs

That was because the studios expected most of the initial market to be rental and priced the releases accordingly. Once the rental windows elapsed, prices dropped.

Come to think of it, this is...
Forum: DVD Talk
08-21-09, 02:48 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 8,876
Posted By DivxGuy

Re: Are Studios legally liable for discrimination against DVD consumers?

Somehow I doubt that any Wal-Mart store ever had a healthy selection of Laserdisc or S-VHS or any other niche format.

Blu-ray is not a niche format, if only because of the PS3, which Sony expects...
Forum: DVD Talk
08-20-09, 01:07 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 8,876
Posted By DivxGuy

Re: Are Studios legally liable for discrimination against DVD consumers?

That's the case with catalog titles of any format and explains why most catalog titles don't appear on a format until several years after its introduction.
Forum: DVD Talk
08-19-09, 11:39 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 8,876
Posted By DivxGuy

Re: Are Studios legally liable for discrimination against DVD consumers?

Looking back, HD-DVD was clearly the underdog and those of us who bought in should have expected what happened.
Forum: DVD Talk
08-19-09, 03:20 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 8,876
Posted By DivxGuy

Re: Are Studios legally liable for discrimination against DVD consumers?

It is, but expect a differential. Always. It was that way with vinyl versus CD, and VHS versus DVD. And even Laserdisc versus VHS. There is always a premium for the superior format.

And the...
Forum: DVD Talk
08-19-09, 02:50 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 8,876
Posted By DivxGuy

Re: Are Studios legally liable for discrimination against DVD consumers?

I'd consider 10-12% of today's huge video market as high volume. And it'll only grow.

Regarding new releases, are DVD versions that much cheaper than their Blu-ray counterparts?
Forum: DVD Talk
08-19-09, 02:04 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 8,876
Posted By DivxGuy

Re: Are Studios legally liable for discrimination against DVD consumers?

Blu-ray is already a high-volume product. Not as high volume as DVD, but high volume nonetheless. Sufficiently high volume to occupy more and more space at Wal-Mart and other mass market retailers.
Forum: DVD Talk
08-18-09, 10:39 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 8,876
Posted By DivxGuy

Re: Are Studios legally liable for discrimination against DVD consumers?

I read that blue lasers could hold the key to HD optical discs about 2000 on The Digital Bits. By 2003 there were already two competing HD optical formats and it was common knowledge to anyone in the...
Forum: DVD Talk
08-18-09, 12:01 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 8,876
Posted By DivxGuy

Re: Are Studios legally liable for discrimination against DVD consumers?

I'd like to add that DVD revenues are dropping while Blu-ray revenues are rising. Blu-ray margins are several times those of DVD, just like DVD margins were once several times those of VHS. Naturally...
Forum: DVD Talk
08-17-09, 02:59 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 8,876
Posted By DivxGuy

Re: Are Studios legally liable for discrimination against DVD consumers?

And DVD collectors were already dreaming of hi-def in 1998, when the nascent format was barely a year old.


It couldn't have come soon enough as far as I was concerned. And I bought into DVD...
Forum: DVD Talk
08-17-09, 01:43 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 8,876
Posted By DivxGuy

Re: Are Studios legally liable for discrimination against DVD consumers?

Believe it or not, I was Red during the format war. But I am done mourning and just want hi-def now.

I remember the same things being said about VHS versus DVD. Or Laserdisc versus DVD. But...
Forum: DVD Talk
08-16-09, 10:40 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 8,876
Posted By DivxGuy

Re: Are Studios legally liable for discrimination against DVD consumers?

Blu-ray is now the premiere home video format, so it shouldn't be a surprise the studios are giving it priority.

It's a pleasant change from the late '90s, when the best treatment was reserved...
Forum: HD Talk
06-01-09, 03:08 AM
Replies: 12,516
Views: 742,610
Posted By DivxGuy

re: Last BD (or, unrealistically, HD DVD) you watched?

Beowulf (HD-DVD). First high-def disc played on the new-old HTPC combination.

Bought this one for $4.17 from Amazon. :)
Forum: HD Talk
05-28-09, 12:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,067
Posted By DivxGuy

Re: Quick Question For All You High Def Experts Out There

AFAIK component is analog and HDMI is digital. If your display is digital (LCD, plasma, DLP) there will be a major difference between component and HDMI, as is the case with my 32-inch Viewsonic LCD.
Forum: HD Talk
03-20-09, 03:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,918
Posted By DivxGuy

Re: Toshiba - BD Ever??

I'm not sure why it's important for them to market Blu-ray players. As for market share, there are plenty of other sectors they can invest in, possibly with better profitability odds.
Forum: DVD Talk
02-04-09, 03:19 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,928
Posted By DivxGuy

Re: Censored DVDs

Drive-In Cult Classics 4's version of Chain Gang Women is heavily edited.
Forum: DVD Talk
01-26-09, 09:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 942
Posted By DivxGuy

Re: Cleaning a DVD

I've had brand new discs that wouldn't play until I cleaned them.

I use dish soap, rinsed off via the sheeting action of a thin stream of tepid water.
Forum: HD Talk
01-19-09, 01:10 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 8,266
Posted By DivxGuy

Re: 9 reasons why Blu-ray will succeed

Any player that didn't have its firmware updated would have had problem with Fox titles (new version of BD+).
Forum: HD Talk
01-07-09, 10:54 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,931
Posted By DivxGuy

Re: How many are still HD-DVD only?

I was purple, but rooting red. I thought that HD-DVD's less-expensive replication and licensing would lead to a faster adoption of HDM, and a greater selection of indie-fare. Also, it had...
Forum: HD Talk
01-07-09, 04:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,402
Posted By DivxGuy

Re: Wow no wonder HD failed.

I always made sure to put such a disclaimer in my Divx auctions on eBay back in the day.

I bought a few closeout HD-DVDs, but I don't think I'd do it again. (I use a home theater PC with an LG...
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