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Old 02-12-2008   #211
Join Date: Jan 2008
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Default Re: HD DVD about to fight back...

Originally Posted by akbungle View Post
You see that's the problem, in HD DVD, you have nothing. So yes it is being stubborn, sure you paid less for the product that has no future but that's just it BD is going somewhere and HD DVD an all but dead format.
All you say may be true, but all I want is the following:

-At least bitstreaming support for all advanced audio codecs

-An ethernet connection for firmware upgrades and potential 2.0 compliance

-Proper LFE levels for PCM over HDMI, which the Panasonic players, seemingly the best on the market, do not currently offer

-A price point of under $300

If HD DVD had to go away, I would have preferred it stay around until the war spurred Blu-ray to deliver these features at this price point. So far, it hasn't happened.

I am an HD DVD supporter. I do not hate Blu-ray, and I do feel my expectations are reasonable. Realistically, in what time frame do you think the right Blu-ray player will be there for me?
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