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Old 07-20-2007   #19
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newyorkrebel,

Prices of these discs are extreme at places like Best Buy, Circuit City etc. I personally buy most of mine from Amazon, they have a deal if you buy three at a time then for the next year you get 10% off all your HD DVD's or Blu-ray's.

I just bought Ghost Rider on Blu-ray from them for $17.95 shipped to my door in two days. While slightly higher than SD DVD's, the price difference isn't much with this deal and certainly shouldn't hold you back from buying them.
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Hell no!I'm not blowing my money because the industry needs my backing.I've got a Mitsubishi HDTV that cost me $4000 bucks and doesn't even have a digital input because I was an early adopter.Six months later it was on sale for $2500.I rushed out and bought a Panasonic prog. scan dvdaudio player and spent $200 dollars more than if I had waited 8 months later.I'm not spending another cent until I can get players with hdmi 1.3 for under $200.I'm sick of the audio/videophile game of marginal improvements for big bucks.I know that HD is way superior to SD.I'll keep watching limited HD programing on satellite until these jerks blast each other to hell and one of them comes out on top,or some company makes a universal player at a cheap price..$300 or less.
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kennyt,

That is interesting that you have a dvd - a, sacd, and a hd dvd and blu-ray player. That is just crazy, if you ask me. That is 4 players!! Most of us, I would think, can not hang like that. That definitely is an elite place to be in. Which again, brings me to this war.

While maybe, you are not bitter, and neither am I, how much real sense does any of this make. You see what crazyears says. And this is, in my opinion, the true reality for most consumers in the marketplace. How much further would we be with HDTV and all that goes with it, if we had one format.
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Well it is another case of the CE industry being hurt because the major companies wouldn't come to a compromise. It is like the beta vs vhs debacle until the industry's that produce the videos make the decision to swing one way or the other it's my feeling we own them nothing. There are no combo players yet and they aren't hurrying to have stand alone recorders either. Now if the porn industry starts putting out disc on one format we will start to see a move for the general public. This is one of the major factors that helped put vhs in it's winning position. The 2nd thing is features that beta ignored but vhs incorporated. These will be the things that will make the difference for the 2 formats. Until then I will not slap down my $$. I also feel others should continue until the CE industry starts coming around. If both fail then maybe there will be a 3rd to replace it. I know that overseas there is a 3rd format that is less expensive but has the same quality of picture out on both of these formats. Also it is time to not give into the HDCP crap. We have a right to archive material that we purchase and not be ripped off by the big movie jerks that still don't understand that if you give a product at a reasonible price the consumer will go for it and not pirate it.
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well as much as I would like to jump on the band wagon and go with a hi def format player. I'm going to wait at least 6 more months till the prices drop even further on the players.

At this point I can't even guess as to which format will be the winning one.

I too jumped on the bandwagon on SACD vs DVD-A and i went with DVD-audio. well look where that got me.
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deacongreg,

You are close, currently I have seven players between three systems, well, actually four in one, two in the bedroom and one for the wives spinerval training. I do not expect many, if even few to go as overboard as I have, but my enthusiasm has trickled down to those around me, case in point, several friends have now bought the new Samsung BDP-1200 after seeing my demo of SD vs Blu-ray discs. One bought my old BDP-1000, so I am even spreading the wealth so to speak!

whatchel1,

Wake up! Porn is out on both Blu-ray and HD DVD. Most of the major lables have titles in at least one format, many in both. I spoke with one of the pioneers of HD porn @ CES this year and he graciously sent me some of his titles.... I must admit, after watching them, maybe porn should be left in SD!!!

There is a 'combo' player made by LG, it is pricey ($1,199) and I hear it isn't to good with one of the two formats but have no personal experience with it (yet!).

Danger Boy,

How much cheaper will they get?? Blu-ray players can be had for $450 on line for current, nice units and HD DVD players sell for under $300 in stores. While I am never one to ask about buying things... you can see I have my issues, I would encourage you to buy one for this and try it out, you will be amazed at how good the picture is.

Just my 0.02....
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