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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Irreverent View Post
    Since we're pretty much having a Blu-Ray victory party in here (sans Go), why don't we all post our Blu-Ray Libraries? I'll start:

    Curse Of The Golden Flower
    The Host
    Pan's Labyrinth
    Casino Royale
    Oldboy
    Bram Stoker's Dracula
    Halloween (the original)
    The Aviator
    Sunshine ( I just ordered it from deepdiscount.com)

    and I'm still awaiting my 5 from PS3 deal:
    The Prestige
    The Last Waltz
    Full Metal Jacket
    The Patriot
    American Psycho
    Gimme' some time to inventory, then I'll get back to you...

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    I don't think the studios (and Warner, since it's the topic) are 100% concerned over the people who have HD DVD in their house. First off, since it's composed of a GREAT DEAL of early adopters, there is a decent percentage of these that already have Blu-ray. There are also a lot of users with more than one HD DVD player in their homes - also reducing the number of actual people affected. Still . . .

    Studios are more concerned with a good chunk of HDTV owners who know the technology well enough, have the money (obviously - anyone who drops $2000 on a TV won't see $300 for a matching player to be ridiculous at all), and have stated in MANY different research levels that they were waiting for the format war to be decided before investing.

    As for the 720p/1080i players - they AREN'T COMING. We've talked about this before. 720p/1080i players aren't coming because they aren't in the spec - and they aren't NEEDED. Blu-ray is going to win this war on the merits that I believed all along - studio support and CE support. Both of those, as well, will end up keeping the format competitive within itself. Companies will be fighting between themselves for consumers money. The price will drop. We don't have a starting price of DVD players at $600 right now - even though that's what I paid for my first one.

    Do you really think that, despite history of every other home video format, that prices aren't going to drop as manfacturing and competition develops?

    BTW . . . during Toshiba's press conference today, they showed some VERY surprising sales figures that put HD DVD and BD stand alone players (not including the PS3 or the 360 Drive) at almost EVEN. These shocked EVERYONE, as it was always expected after the Black Friday dump, and all of these other mystery sales - and they were OUTSOLD over the holiday season. (Easy to compute, since HD DVD had a rather large lead in SA players mid-year.)
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    Not needed? What is not needed is 1080p when my TV (not to mention millions of others) is only 720p.

    If they want more people to buy it why not a 720p version? It should certainly be cheaper. A 1080p player is a waste for tvs that cannot accept 1080p.

    Yes 720p is better than 480p (DVD). A downrezzed 1080p picture is better than an uprezzed 480p one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by go View Post
    Not needed? What is not needed is 1080p when my TV (not to mention millions of others) is only 720p.

    If they want more people to buy it why not a 720p version? It should certainly be cheaper. A 1080p player is a waste for tvs that cannot accept 1080p.

    Yes 720p is better than 480p (DVD). A downrezzed 1080p picture is better than an uprezzed 480p one.
    You don't think very far into the future, do you. Will your NEXT TV be a 720p? We are seeing most companies shifting their available lines to higher resolution sets. The great thing about a 1080p standardized format is that it maximized your TV today, and most likely your TV tomorrow - all without having to upgrade your player.

    As for the actual price - as already stated, clearly that wasn't enough for HD DVD to win over consumer support - was it? I think people look at VALUE in more relative terms than just the sticker price on the box.

    BTW . . . it's funny that you mention DVD as being in 480p. How many years after DVD made it's debut did it take for YOU to have a progressive scan player? We're not even touching upscaling players yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dgrycan View Post
    You don't think very far into the future, do you. Will your NEXT TV be a 720p? We are seeing most companies shifting their available lines to higher resolution sets. The great thing about a 1080p standardized format is that it maximized your TV today, and most likely your TV tomorrow - all without having to upgrade your player.

    As for the actual price - as already stated, clearly that wasn't enough for HD DVD to win over consumer support - was it? I think people look at VALUE in more relative terms than just the sticker price on the box.

    BTW . . . it's funny that you mention DVD as being in 480p. How many years after DVD made it's debut did it take for YOU to have a progressive scan player? We're not even touching upscaling players yet.
    Why ya' gotta' be so confrontational?

    Okay. Here's my list:

    * 300
    * Alexander Revisited
    * Apocalypto
    * The Aviator
    * Babel
    * Big Fish
    * Black Book
    * Black Hawk Down
    * Black Snake Moan
    * Blade Runner
    * Bridge to Terabithia
    * Brothers Grimm
    * Bullitt
    * Cars
    * Casino Royale
    * Chicken Little
    * Chris Botti Live with Orchestra and Special Guests
    * Close Encounters of the Third Kind
    * Corpse Bride
    * Crank
    * Curse of the Golden Flower
    * Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds: Live at Radio City
    * Dawn of the Dead (1978)
    * The Day After Tomorrow
    * Day of the Dead (1985)
    * Deja Vu
    * The Departed
    * The Descent
    * The Devil Wears Prada
    * Die Hard
    * Die Hard 2: Die Harder
    * Die Hard with a Vengeance
    * Discovery Atlas: Australia Revealed
    * Discovery Atlas: Brazil Revealed
    * Discovery Atlas: China Revealed
    * Discovery Atlas: Italy Revealed
    * District B13
    * Dog Day Afternoon
    * Donnie Brasco
    * Edward Scissorhands
    * Enemy of the State
    * Enter the Dragon
    * Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn
    * Fantastic Four
    * Fantastic Four: The Rise of the Silver Surfer
    * The Fifth Element (Remastered)
    * Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within
    * Flags of Our Fathers
    * The Fountain
    * From Hell
    * Full Metal Jacket: Deluxe Edition
    * Ghost Rider
    * Gods and Generals
    * Good Night, and Good Luck
    * GoodFellas
    * Happy Feet
    * Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
    * Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
    * Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
    * Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
    * Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
    * Hellboy
    * The Host
    * House of Flying Daggers
    * Hustle & Flow
    * Ice Age: The Meltdown
    * Immortal Beloved
    * The Italian Job (2003)
    * John Legend: Live at the House of Blues
    * Kingdom of Heaven: The Director's Cut
    * Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
    * Kung Fu Hustle
    * The Last Samurai
    * Layer Cake
    * Lethal Weapon
    * Lethal Weapon 2
    * Letters from Iwo Jima
    * Live Free or Die Hard
    * M:I-2
    * Memento
    * Mission: Impossible
    * Mission: Impossible III
    * Monster House
    * Mr. & Mrs. Smith
    * National Geographic: Relentless Enemies
    * Oldboy
    * Pan's Labyrinth
    * Payback: Straight Up - The Director's Cut
    * Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
    * Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl
    * Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
    * The Pixar Short Films Collection: Volume 1
    * Planet Earth: The Complete BBC Series
    * Ratatouille
    * Reign of Fire
    * Reservoir Dogs
    * Resident Evil
    * Resident Evil: Apocalypse
    * Resident Evil: Extinction
    * Rio Bravo
    * The Road Warrior
    * A Scanner Darkly
    * Scooby-Doo (2002)
    * The Searchers
    * Shoot Em Up
    * The Simpsons Movie
    * Sky High
    * Smallville: The Complete Sixth Season
    * Speed
    * Spider-Man
    * Spider-Man 2
    * Spider-Man 3
    * Sunshine
    * Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut
    * Superman Returns
    * Superman: The Movie
    * Swordfish
    * Tekkon Kinkreet
    * The Terminator
    * Terminator 2: Judgment Day
    * Terminator 3: The Rise of the Machines
    * TMNT
    * Training Day
    * Troy: Director's Cut
    * Underworld
    * Underworld: Evolution
    * Unforgiven
    * The Untouchables
    * The Usual Suspects
    * Weeds: Season One
    * Weeds: Season Two
    * The Wild Bunch
    * X-Men: The Last Stand



    Between DD's 20% off sale and the assload of BOGOs, my library grew quite rapidly. Yeah.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unfiltered View Post
    Why ya' gotta' be so confrontational?

    Okay. Here's my list:

    * 300
    * Alexander Revisited
    * Apocalypto
    * The Aviator
    * Babel
    * Big Fish
    * Black Book
    * Black Hawk Down
    * Black Snake Moan
    * Blade Runner
    * Bridge to Terabithia
    * Brothers Grimm
    * Bullitt
    * Cars
    * Casino Royale
    * Chicken Little
    * Chris Botti Live with Orchestra and Special Guests
    * Close Encounters of the Third Kind
    * Corpse Bride
    * Crank
    * Curse of the Golden Flower
    * Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds: Live at Radio City
    * Dawn of the Dead (1978)
    * The Day After Tomorrow
    * Day of the Dead (1985)
    * Deja Vu
    * The Departed
    * The Descent
    * The Devil Wears Prada
    * Die Hard
    * Die Hard 2: Die Harder
    * Die Hard with a Vengeance
    * Discovery Atlas: Australia Revealed
    * Discovery Atlas: Brazil Revealed
    * Discovery Atlas: China Revealed
    * Discovery Atlas: Italy Revealed
    * District B13
    * Dog Day Afternoon
    * Donnie Brasco
    * Edward Scissorhands
    * Enemy of the State
    * Enter the Dragon
    * Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn
    * Fantastic Four
    * Fantastic Four: The Rise of the Silver Surfer
    * The Fifth Element (Remastered)
    * Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within
    * Flags of Our Fathers
    * The Fountain
    * From Hell
    * Full Metal Jacket: Deluxe Edition
    * Ghost Rider
    * Gods and Generals
    * Good Night, and Good Luck
    * GoodFellas
    * Happy Feet
    * Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
    * Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
    * Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
    * Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
    * Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
    * Hellboy
    * The Host
    * House of Flying Daggers
    * Hustle & Flow
    * Ice Age: The Meltdown
    * Immortal Beloved
    * The Italian Job (2003)
    * John Legend: Live at the House of Blues
    * Kingdom of Heaven: The Director's Cut
    * Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
    * Kung Fu Hustle
    * The Last Samurai
    * Layer Cake
    * Lethal Weapon
    * Lethal Weapon 2
    * Letters from Iwo Jima
    * Live Free or Die Hard
    * M:I-2
    * Memento
    * Mission: Impossible
    * Mission: Impossible III
    * Monster House
    * Mr. & Mrs. Smith
    * National Geographic: Relentless Enemies
    * Oldboy
    * Pan's Labyrinth
    * Payback: Straight Up - The Director's Cut
    * Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
    * Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl
    * Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
    * The Pixar Short Films Collection: Volume 1
    * Planet Earth: The Complete BBC Series
    * Ratatouille
    * Reign of Fire
    * Reservoir Dogs
    * Resident Evil
    * Resident Evil: Apocalypse
    * Resident Evil: Extinction
    * Rio Bravo
    * The Road Warrior
    * A Scanner Darkly
    * Scooby-Doo (2002)
    * The Searchers
    * Shoot Em Up
    * The Simpsons Movie
    * Sky High
    * Smallville: The Complete Sixth Season
    * Speed
    * Spider-Man
    * Spider-Man 2
    * Spider-Man 3
    * Sunshine
    * Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut
    * Superman Returns
    * Superman: The Movie
    * Swordfish
    * Tekkon Kinkreet
    * The Terminator
    * Terminator 2: Judgment Day
    * Terminator 3: The Rise of the Machines
    * TMNT
    * Training Day
    * Troy: Director's Cut
    * Underworld
    * Underworld: Evolution
    * Unforgiven
    * The Untouchables
    * The Usual Suspects
    * Weeds: Season One
    * Weeds: Season Two
    * The Wild Bunch
    * X-Men: The Last Stand



    Between DD's 20% off sale and the assload of BOGOs, my library grew quite rapidly. Yeah.
    You know you could have just told us you own all BD titles that have been released and saved yourself the time, show off. Jeez.

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    Just came across this helpful site for people looking to buy more BD movies. Reminder, AVC codec is the best one for quality and MPEG2 is the worst. Chances are the movies released in MPEG2 will be re-released in the future.

    http://www.blu-raystats.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by NastiMarvasti View Post
    You know you could have just told us you own all BD titles that have been released and saved yourself the time, show off. Jeez.
    Smartass.

    To tell you how much of an effect those aforementioned movie sales changed my movie count, nearly two-thirds of my catalog comes from the DD sale and BOGOs on Amazon, and none of my BR catalog comes from "free with player" purchases.

    And I don't think that showcasing one's retardedness in constantly giving Hollywood my money is showing off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unfiltered View Post
    And I don't think that showcasing one's retardedness in constantly giving Hollywood my money is showing off.
    Seeing as you bought the two Fantastic 4 movies, I'd have to agree with you.

    I kid, I kid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NastiMarvasti View Post
    Seeing as you bought the two Fantastic 4 movies, I'd have to agree with you.

    I kid, I kid.
    I consider both of those the "GO" of BOGO fame.

    Besides, they've got a couple of really good demo scenes in them. I just tell people my wife has a thing for Chris Evans.

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