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#196868 - 02/18/08 02:02 PM Re: Another nail in the HD-DVD coffin... [Re: JaimeG]
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Registered: 08/27/07
Posts: 3340
Loc: Laval, Quebec, Canada
I am the other way around. I prefer to watch again good to great movies (for me) than watch movies that are of lesser interest to me. Which is probably why I buy.

That being said, I can rely on a circle to 10-12 people with whom I share DVDs (and hopefully soon BD disks too) so it ends up costing less than renting.
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#196872 - 02/18/08 02:46 PM Re: Another nail in the HD-DVD coffin... [Re: Hansang]
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Registered: 12/16/07
Posts: 254
Loc: Orlando, FL
Fully understand; just noting from a business perspective,its highly possible that they have loss the need to provide incentives to the consumer (BOGO, etc.). This will result in a higher cost of ownership of media, until it reaches a point of commoditization.
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#196873 - 02/18/08 03:32 PM Re: Another nail in the HD-DVD coffin... [Re: terzaghi]
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Registered: 10/16/06
Posts: 375
Loc: Ottawa, Ontario
So, which BD drive would you recommend ? Should I go straight to the "horse's mouth" and buy a Sony ? does that give me more "guarantees" than a Samsung or other ?

I don't have either yet.. been sitting on the fence for a long time.. glad it's over and we have a winner.. did not care which one, just as long as there is one and not two.

I'm not in a rush.. I can wait 3 to 6 months.. maybe a bit more.
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#196874 - 02/18/08 03:33 PM Re: Another nail in the HD-DVD coffin... [Re: JaimeG]
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Registered: 07/23/04
Posts: 4114
Loc: Up yonder
I don't watch much TV, just movies. The closest movie theater to me is 250 miles. So far, I've got over 800 dvd's, 200 HD-dvd's and 150 B-Ray.

It's nice to be able to pick and choose through a library on a rainy day.
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#196880 - 02/18/08 04:02 PM Re: Another nail in the HD-DVD coffin... [Re: michael_d]
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Registered: 09/16/04
Posts: 5006
Loc: Marion, IA
You are like your own video rental store!

I may use all of this as an excuse to get that HTPC I've been talking about for YEARS! Throw in a combo HD-DVD/Blu-Ray/DVD writer drive and have it all. Of course, I am about to drop a big chunk of cash into some much needed car repairs, so this too will have to wait.
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#196883 - 02/18/08 04:27 PM Re: Another nail in the HD-DVD coffin... [Re: nickbuol]
skyhawk669 Offline
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Registered: 01/23/06
Posts: 436
Loc: Austin, TX
I know how that goes... My car accident set me back quite a bit and my next upgrade will have to wait \:\(

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#196889 - 02/18/08 06:19 PM Re: Another nail in the HD-DVD coffin... [Re: michael_d]
Zarak Offline
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Registered: 03/09/03
Posts: 1852
Loc: PA
 Originally Posted By: mdrew
The closest movie theater to me is 250 miles.


Where do you live that you have to go 250 miles to a movie theater? I must have hundreds of them within that radius from me.

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#196890 - 02/18/08 06:31 PM Re: Another nail in the HD-DVD coffin... [Re: Zarak]
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Registered: 03/07/05
Posts: 7463
Loc: Glendale, Arizona
Mike's up in Alaska.
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#196896 - 02/18/08 08:56 PM Re: Another nail in the HD-DVD coffin... [Re: St_PatGuy]
terzaghi Offline
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Registered: 04/04/07
Posts: 4863
Loc: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Stolen from AVS forum:
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Paramount, Universal to Be Free if Toshiba Drops HD DVD
Studios will be relieved from contracts, report says.

Paramount and Universal, the only two studios still exclusively supporting HD DVD, will be “immediately released from their commitments” if Toshiba, as widely reported, drops the format this week.

That’s according to the Wall Street Journal, which cites a person “familiar with the situation.”

Warner Bros., which announced before CES that it would be halting HD DVD production in May, would also immediately freed from any agreement.

We’ve already seen reports of HD DVD titles on Blu-ray in the wild, as our friends at EngadgetHD are showing a retail listing for Transformers on Blu-ray. It’s a rumor, so take it with a grain of salt, but we know that director Michael Bay is happy.


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#196903 - 02/18/08 09:06 PM Re: Another nail in the HD-DVD coffin... [Re: terzaghi]
nickbuol Offline
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Registered: 09/16/04
Posts: 5006
Loc: Marion, IA
Yeah, but there are also Blu-Ray only titles on HD-DVD "in the wild" (overseas) as well, so that stuff has been happening for a while.

Odd thing I saw tonight though. I was at Walmart, and their entire HD-DVD and Blu-Ray display was void of any Blu-Ray or HD-DVD titles, but filled with regular DVDs (even though the sides and top of the display still said Blu-Ray and HD-DVD). I was unable to locate any titles in either format in the store. I should have asked someone, but didn't want to wait for the 1 person working the electronics department who was busy helping some people with a HDTV.
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