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#196904 - 02/18/08 09:08 PM Re: Another nail in the HD-DVD coffin... [Re: nickbuol]
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You probably wouldn't have got an answer anyway...You'd probably talk to an old lady who still watches everything on VHS
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#196906 - 02/18/08 09:09 PM Re: Another nail in the HD-DVD coffin... [Re: Riker]
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 Originally Posted By: Riker
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.


If waiting 3-6 moonths, I would recommend waiting on a recommendation \:\) There will be new entries into the market.

If purchasing now, the Panny BD30 has the fewest issues. You can only enjoy the higher codecs though if you have a newer AVR than can decode them as there is minimal internal decoding.
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#196963 - 02/19/08 01:23 AM Re: Another nail in the HD-DVD coffin... [Re: mapatton]
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Eventually I may get a standalone player, as for now I'll wait for all the specs. to be finalized, the PS3 is a good player but if the Denon DVD-3800BDCI Blu-ray player drops significantly in price in the next year or someone else builds a player with the Silicon Optix Realta chipset then I may bite.
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#196965 - 02/19/08 03:32 AM Re: Another nail in the HD-DVD coffin... [Re: HomeDad]
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#196970 - 02/19/08 05:27 AM Re: Another nail in the HD-DVD coffin... [Re: CV]
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I think it became apparent to Toshiba, Sony would never let BR die while it has so much at stake with the PS3.
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#196988 - 02/19/08 09:24 AM Re: Another nail in the HD-DVD coffin... [Re: jakewash]
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So they have finally replaced all of the nails with 3" wood screws, and locked the clasp shut.

sooo... do you think toshiba will release a bluray player?
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#196993 - 02/19/08 10:06 AM Re: Another nail in the HD-DVD coffin... [Re: terzaghi]
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I know for myself I am not buying into Blu-ray until either LOTR comes out, or they get a profle 2.0 player. If no 2.0 player is available when LOTR comes out, i will have to cave for a PS3 knowing that I can get 2.0 update via the internet.
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#196996 - 02/19/08 10:28 AM Re: Another nail in the HD-DVD coffin... [Re: Hutzal]
terzaghi Offline
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I am contemplating the PS3 as well.

I want to have DTS MA sound though, so I will probably hold off and get a new standalone 2.0 player. I would prefer to let me receiver do the decoding, but If the player decodes it that is fine as well.
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#197003 - 02/19/08 11:24 AM Re: Another nail in the HD-DVD coffin... [Re: terzaghi]
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I have been waiting for them to come out without audio decoders in the hopes it would lower the price a bit more.
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#197018 - 02/19/08 12:33 PM Re: Another nail in the HD-DVD coffin... [Re: terzaghi]
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 Originally Posted By: terzaghi
I am contemplating the PS3 as well.

I want to have DTS MA sound though, so I will probably hold off and get a new standalone 2.0 player. I would prefer to let me receiver do the decoding, but If the player decodes it that is fine as well.


My samsung 1400 has been great. But it's a little more finicky with dirtier discs. To date, it only had an issue playing "Dragon Wars" which - ironically - is a remake of a Korean movie/legend. It had scratches on it, and Samsung had issues. I popped it into the PS3 and it stuttered at the same spot, but I was able to fast forward past the problem point.

Other than that, I've had no issues with my 1400. For the most part, people just didn't update their FW. Like I said, Blu-ray is about 3-5 months away from being a main stream player. Not so much because of the much ballyhooed profile 2.0 (I don't use any of the PIP stuff anyway), but because constant FW upgrades are required.

BD30 has LFE issues, so make sure you read up on the thread at AVS.
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