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LikeLinus

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Originally posted by: jpeyton
Major optical disc drive makers choosing Blu-Ray exclusively following the WB announcement.

Looks like cheaper PC drives are on the horizon.

It's interesting that even though WB HD-DVD titles will still be on the market as planned through May 2008, their announcement + media coverage of it has effectively killed HD-DVD in under 48 hours.

Wow, just wow. Seriously, how much does Sony pay you?

You're officially the new Rollo. You post more insane bullshit than he did. Now HD-DVD is dead in 48 hours. LOL Wow.

Are you 12? Honestly. How old are you?
 

vrbaba

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lol, JPeyton is rallying and defending for Blu Ray as if he owns the proprietary rights to it :p

whts ur obsession with it? To your credit, you have tried to back up your arguments with posted articles. however, your claims are still emotional.
 

vrbaba

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Originally posted by: mooglemania85
Originally posted by: Schadenfroh
Join us in the AV forums for the Official Format War Thread
-Schadenfroh

Why was this thread allowed to fester in OT anyways? Most people know about the ongoing BD vs. HD-DVD gankfest in the audio/video & home theater forum.

I did not intend for it to be a Format war thread (although titles that way). It was more to inform people of the news break, and talk specifically about that news.

However, the thread turned into people arguing and defending arguments on a format over the other.
 

mooglemania85

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Originally posted by: vrbaba
Originally posted by: mooglemania85
Originally posted by: Schadenfroh
Join us in the AV forums for the Official Format War Thread
-Schadenfroh

Why was this thread allowed to fester in OT anyways? Most people know about the ongoing BD vs. HD-DVD gankfest in the audio/video & home theater forum.

I did not intend for it to be a Format war thread (although titles that way). It was more to inform people of the news break, and talk specifically about that news.

However, the thread turned into people arguing and defending arguments on a format over the other.

Ya think so? ;)
 

zinfamous

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Originally posted by: vrbaba
Originally posted by: mooglemania85
Originally posted by: Schadenfroh
Join us in the AV forums for the Official Format War Thread
-Schadenfroh

Why was this thread allowed to fester in OT anyways? Most people know about the ongoing BD vs. HD-DVD gankfest in the audio/video & home theater forum.

I did not intend for it to be a Format war thread (although titles that way). It was more to inform people of the news break, and talk specifically about that news.

However, the thread turned into people arguing and defending arguments on a format over the other.

that is why this belongs in OT. here is where the crazies can discuss. the knee-jerk reactions and bickering in this thread aren't (generally :))from the A/V regulars anyway
 

Queasy

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interesting

The weekend saw devastating news arrive that's all but killed off HD DVD as a next-gen video format - Warner Bros. has dumped HD DVD and will release its films only on Blu-ray from May of 2008.

But insiders over at the AVS Forums - who are proper, actual insiders who work for companies like Microsoft, Universal and representatives of the Blu-ray consortium - reckon the decision could've gone either way.

Warner dumping HD DVD for Blu-ray went down to the wire - and it could've been persuaded, along with 20th Century Fox, to go exclusively with HD DVD instead.

In fact, they both nearly DID - an agreement was apparently in place between Warner, Fox and HD DVD backer Toshiba for the HD DVD WIN SCENARIO, only for Fox to pull out at the last minute and go crying off to Sony instead. Which gave Warner cold feet, so it went Blu-ray as well. It really was that close to being an HD DVD victory.

So if Warner and Fox had gone for HD DVD it'd be Blu-ray that'd look like the failed format today, and perhaps Bill Gates just might've pulled out an HD DVD-packing Xbox 360 from under his podium at CES last night, rather than blather on about a few new downloadable films instead.

In fact, I'd bet money that Microsoft's much-rumoured HD DVD-enabled Xbox 360 was one of the deals on offer to tempt Warner to support HD DVD exclusively in a "you support our format, we'll send out a few million more players over the next year" kind of deal.

But now Warner has dumped HD DVD, effectively killing the format, Microsoft has binned the prototype HD DVD 360 as well. Out of SPITE (and business sense).

No doubt we'll find out what really happened here in a few years, once the anger has subsided and the council has helped drain all the tears away. It's all been a terribly exciting weekend in the HD format war, in the geekiest and saddest way possible.
 

amdhunter

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Originally posted by: Queasy
interesting

The weekend saw devastating news arrive that's all but killed off HD DVD as a next-gen video format - Warner Bros. has dumped HD DVD and will release its films only on Blu-ray from May of 2008.

But insiders over at the AVS Forums - who are proper, actual insiders who work for companies like Microsoft, Universal and representatives of the Blu-ray consortium - reckon the decision could've gone either way.

Warner dumping HD DVD for Blu-ray went down to the wire - and it could've been persuaded, along with 20th Century Fox, to go exclusively with HD DVD instead.

In fact, they both nearly DID - an agreement was apparently in place between Warner, Fox and HD DVD backer Toshiba for the HD DVD WIN SCENARIO, only for Fox to pull out at the last minute and go crying off to Sony instead. Which gave Warner cold feet, so it went Blu-ray as well. It really was that close to being an HD DVD victory.

So if Warner and Fox had gone for HD DVD it'd be Blu-ray that'd look like the failed format today, and perhaps Bill Gates just might've pulled out an HD DVD-packing Xbox 360 from under his podium at CES last night, rather than blather on about a few new downloadable films instead.

In fact, I'd bet money that Microsoft's much-rumoured HD DVD-enabled Xbox 360 was one of the deals on offer to tempt Warner to support HD DVD exclusively in a "you support our format, we'll send out a few million more players over the next year" kind of deal.

But now Warner has dumped HD DVD, effectively killing the format, Microsoft has binned the prototype HD DVD 360 as well. Out of SPITE (and business sense).

No doubt we'll find out what really happened here in a few years, once the anger has subsided and the council has helped drain all the tears away. It's all been a terribly exciting weekend in the HD format war, in the geekiest and saddest way possible.

Who cares as long as it went the right way. :thumbsup:
 

mooglemania85

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Originally posted by: zinfamous
Originally posted by: vrbaba
Originally posted by: mooglemania85
Originally posted by: Schadenfroh
Join us in the AV forums for the Official Format War Thread
-Schadenfroh

Why was this thread allowed to fester in OT anyways? Most people know about the ongoing BD vs. HD-DVD gankfest in the audio/video & home theater forum.

I did not intend for it to be a Format war thread (although titles that way). It was more to inform people of the news break, and talk specifically about that news.

However, the thread turned into people arguing and defending arguments on a format over the other.

that is why this belongs in OT. here is where the crazies can discuss. the knee-jerk reactions and bickering in this thread aren't (generally :))from the A/V regulars anyway

No, it doesn't belong in OT. People post crap about jizzing over the latest hot internet girl, it gets moved to L&R. Oh Noes, my poo is green, wtf, that too gets moved to the appropriate forum. Someone posts a question on what router is teh shiznazz because they need an answer ASAP and OT just happens to get more views, that too ends up getting moved to the appropriate forum.

 

Fingolfin269

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Originally posted by: Queasy
interesting

The weekend saw devastating news arrive that's all but killed off HD DVD as a next-gen video format - Warner Bros. has dumped HD DVD and will release its films only on Blu-ray from May of 2008.

But insiders over at the AVS Forums - who are proper, actual insiders who work for companies like Microsoft, Universal and representatives of the Blu-ray consortium - reckon the decision could've gone either way.

Warner dumping HD DVD for Blu-ray went down to the wire - and it could've been persuaded, along with 20th Century Fox, to go exclusively with HD DVD instead.

In fact, they both nearly DID - an agreement was apparently in place between Warner, Fox and HD DVD backer Toshiba for the HD DVD WIN SCENARIO, only for Fox to pull out at the last minute and go crying off to Sony instead. Which gave Warner cold feet, so it went Blu-ray as well. It really was that close to being an HD DVD victory.

So if Warner and Fox had gone for HD DVD it'd be Blu-ray that'd look like the failed format today, and perhaps Bill Gates just might've pulled out an HD DVD-packing Xbox 360 from under his podium at CES last night, rather than blather on about a few new downloadable films instead.

In fact, I'd bet money that Microsoft's much-rumoured HD DVD-enabled Xbox 360 was one of the deals on offer to tempt Warner to support HD DVD exclusively in a "you support our format, we'll send out a few million more players over the next year" kind of deal.

But now Warner has dumped HD DVD, effectively killing the format, Microsoft has binned the prototype HD DVD 360 as well. Out of SPITE (and business sense).

No doubt we'll find out what really happened here in a few years, once the anger has subsided and the council has helped drain all the tears away. It's all been a terribly exciting weekend in the HD format war, in the geekiest and saddest way possible.

I wonder where all the 'superior format' etc. people are on this one. Let's be honest folks. A side was chosen for the sake of choosing a side. They couldn't care less about anything else.
 

LikeLinus

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Originally posted by: jpeyton
Originally posted by: LikeLinus
Now HD-DVD is dead in 48 hours. LOL Wow.
I apologize, you're right, HD-DVD is alive and well.

So I guess you really are a corporate shill. Gotta love Sony and viral marketing.

The funny thing is you're too much of a loser to realize that no matter who wins...you're still sitting on a forum with NOTHING. Who the hell really cares who wins? lol You post crap over and over again like you own Blu-Ray and you actually did something with your fat ass. Sitting on ATOT gloating over something you have nothing to do with is prime loser material.

Good stuff. Keep it up.
 

destrekor

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Originally posted by: LikeLinus
Originally posted by: jpeyton
Originally posted by: LikeLinus
Now HD-DVD is dead in 48 hours. LOL Wow.
I apologize, you're right, HD-DVD is alive and well.

So I guess you really are a corporate shill. Gotta love Sony and viral marketing.

The funny thing is you're too much of a loser to realize that no matter who wins...you're still sitting on a forum with NOTHING. Who the hell really cares who wins? lol You post crap over and over again like you own Blu-Ray and you actually did something with your fat ass. Sitting on ATOT gloating over something you have nothing to do with is prime loser material.

Good stuff. Keep it up.

careful now... you can't be fair if your only going to call out one person in a thread that has practiced such blatant bias, when there are obviously more.

Do remember, Sony doesn't need to pay anyone.. there are more verbal and free folk on all the forums who get so damned upset and personally attack people for their blasphemous beliefs. One needs to look no further than media forums: AVS reigns supreme as extreme format battleground. Enough is fueled by the mere battle alone and exclusive rights... people get personal and very disturbed over this shit.
 

LikeLinus

Lifer
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Originally posted by: jpeyton
Originally posted by: LikeLinus
Good stuff. Keep it up.
Thanks, here are the latest figures from Amazon. Blu-Ray holding steady, and HD-DVD steadily taking a nosedive.

FUDD is incredible with you. That's only the top 10 ranking HD disc sales.

Here's the actual graph for the top 10000, which should include every product they have.

http://www.eproductwars.com/dv...p10000-1-1-recent7.jpg

Top 10 sales products in:
Japan: http://www.eproductwars.com/dv...esrank-1-1-recent7.jpg
UK: http://www.eproductwars.com/dv...esrank-1-1-recent7.jpg

Top 25:
Japan: http://www.eproductwars.com/dv...rank25-1-1-recent7.jpg
UK: http://www.eproductwars.com/dv...rank25-1-1-recent7.jpg

Top 100
Japan: http://www.eproductwars.com/dv...ank100-1-1-recent7.jpg
UK: http://www.eproductwars.com/dv...ank100-1-1-recent7.jpg

The REAL data paints a different picture. Look at HD-DVD sales worldwide. It's going up in some markets day to day.
 

LikeLinus

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91TTZ

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Originally posted by: nakedfrog
I wonder how much their check was for.
Either way, the A2 does a pretty nifty job with upscaling :)

I got the A3, and that's one thing which stuck out in my mind- it probably does the best job upscaling that I've seen so far.
 

Rio Rebel

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There is a format war thread in audio/video. If you want to discuss this, please do so in that thread. And if you do, make sure you bring along considerably more civility.

I'm locking this one.