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    http://www.reuters.com/article/compa...32340820080104

    By June 2008..

    Warner Home Video will continue to release its titles in standard DVD format and Blu-ray. After a short window following their standard DVD and Blu-ray releases, all new titles will continue to be released in HD DVD until the end
    of May 2008.

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    Sony bluebois ruined the better format. ;-)

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    Wow, this is a huge win for Sony and Blu Ray.

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    Sony bluebois ruined the better format. ;-)

    Isn't Blu Ray the better format considering it can handle over 2X the storage capability?

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    300 on HD-DVD is better than the BluRay version.
    Batman Begins is only on HD-DVD because of HDi (the interactive menu system and special features).

    Storage and studio support is only thing BluRay has over HD-DVD and even that can change with the new 51G Discs coming out for HD DVD. 30 vs 50 is not 2 times more either. Compression schemes can compensate for that difference anyway.

    The HD DVD players are cheaper too.

    Warner really liked HD-DVD better. Everyone knew this. Is is just they didn't want to support both formats any longer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by go View Post
    300 on HD-DVD is better than the BluRay version.
    Batman Begins is only on HD-DVD because of HDi (the interactive menu system and special features).
    I am by no means an expert on this stuff but how can a movie be better on one format than the other when they are both at 1080P?

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    Storage and studio support is only thing BluRay has over HD-DVD and even that can change with the new 51G Discs coming out for HD DVD. 30 vs 50 is not 2 times more either. Compression schemes can compensate for that difference anyway.
    I read on engadget.com that Blu-Ray's highest test to date is at 100GB whereas HDDVD is at 45GB. The theoretical limit is at 200GB and 60GB for Blu-Ray and HDDVD respectively. Am I interpreting this wrong?



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    The HD DVD players are cheaper too.

    Warner really liked HD-DVD better. Everyone knew this. Is is just they didn't want to support both formats any longer.
    I'm sure the Blu Ray players will come down in price pretty quickly, no? What's the reason for them being so much more expensive?

    If Warner liked HDDVD better, then why didn't they go with them instead of Blu-Ray? They are a pretty big tipping point so they could have tipped the scales either way especially with the lower prices for DVD players on the HDDVD side.

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    About 300 - The movie is not better. The movie is exactly the same on both formats. The disc is better on HD-DVD.

    About space - Nonstarter for movies anyway. 30 GB movies on HD-DVDs are getting great reviews in picture quality.

    Warner liked HD-DVD better when they both came out because of the special feature stuff (HDi). HD-DVD is still cheaper than Bluray.

    PS - because of the format war I think they both came down in price faster than if there was no format war.

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    Quote Originally Posted by go View Post
    300 on HD-DVD is better than the BluRay version.
    Batman Begins is only on HD-DVD because of HDi (the interactive menu system and special features).

    Storage and studio support is only thing BluRay has over HD-DVD and even that can change with the new 51G Discs coming out for HD DVD. 30 vs 50 is not 2 times more either. Compression schemes can compensate for that difference anyway.

    The HD DVD players are cheaper too.

    Warner really liked HD-DVD better. Everyone knew this. Is is just they didn't want to support both formats any longer.
    BD discs with BD Java have finally arrived. PIP is available for Blu-ray now. Not to mention that nobody cares about PIP/Web Features/Interactivity anyway.

    BD 300 outsold HD 300 2:1 despite the extra features.

    The gap between player prices has decreased over time. The cheapest BD player is now under $300.

    There are about 11 million PS3's in people's home worldwide.

    BD has more space on it's discs.

    BD has consistently outsold HD 2:1 in the US (3:1 during the holidays) and as much as 9:1 in countries like Japan.

    BD already had more studio support and joining them could help end this thing rather than prolong it even further.

    Are you still wondering why they picked Blu-ray?

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    Heh, this post was useless, people already put forth the points I was going to.

    Although, the last thing I heard about the 51GB HD-DVD triple layer discs was in September and it was about how they weren't sure if it would even work on current generation hardware.
    Last edited by FootKnight; January 4th, 2008 at 03:17 PM.

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    Nasti- And all of those reasons have nothing to do with the better tech or bang for buck. I say HD-DVD is better technologically (HDi) and for consumers (cheaper, lack of regions) from the beginning.

    I care about special features. Getting more info and perspectives about a movie is a good thing, not a bad thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by go View Post
    About 300 - The movie is not better. The movie is exactly the same on both formats. The disc is better on HD-DVD.
    What do you mean, the disc is better? They both produce the same sound, clarity, etc...

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