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Yes! Curse you Sony for finally winning a format war!
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Bye Bye Hd DVD

Postby Dunkan » Tue Feb 19, 2008 3:00 am

So, who is a casualty in the format wars?

http://www.engadget.com/2008/02/19/hd-d ... -drives-l/

This is one time I am glad I was not an early adopter. That said, I probably would have bought Blue Ray anyway.
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Re: Bye Bye Hd DVD

Postby Barathorn » Tue Feb 19, 2008 3:39 am

Dunkan wrote:So, who is a casualty in the format wars?

http://www.engadget.com/2008/02/19/hd-d ... -drives-l/

This is one time I am glad I was not an early adopter. That said, I probably would have bought Blue Ray anyway.


I don't have either, I barely watch the TV anyway, if I want to see a film I'll go to the cinema. I have no symthapy for people who spend lots of money just so they can have something 1st to rub it in other peoples faces.

There are far more important things in the world than being a smug git.

Edit - I still dislike Sony because of the Betamax debacle from the late 70's so would have probably gone HD DVD, however I didn't fortunately.
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Postby Invisusira » Tue Feb 19, 2008 4:09 am

I'm sticking with VHS
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Postby Barathorn » Tue Feb 19, 2008 4:11 am

Invisusira wrote:I'm sticking with VHS


Typical. What are you a sheep?

BAAA BAAAAAA

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Postby Invisusira » Tue Feb 19, 2008 4:15 am

Sheeps do not have the technological knowhow to master the VHS cassette.
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Postby Eliane » Tue Feb 19, 2008 4:25 am

I'm glad I didnt buy any of them yet but I've always considered blueray the superiour of the two...
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Postby Barathorn » Tue Feb 19, 2008 5:21 am

Invisusira wrote:Sheeps do not have the technological knowhow to master the VHS cassette.


Larry the Lamb and Shaun do.


So Nerny nerny noo nahh.
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Postby Melathys » Tue Feb 19, 2008 8:25 am

Invisusira wrote:I'm sticking with VHS


yea, this dvd fad is gonna go away soon enough.
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Postby Lakirby » Tue Feb 19, 2008 8:28 am

Don't have one, but my flatmate is pissed - he has the HD-DVD attachment for the Xbox 360.
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Postby NarfJones » Tue Feb 19, 2008 8:30 am

Betamax.

There is nothing else.
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Postby Mortehl » Tue Feb 19, 2008 8:40 am

I am really disappointed in this actually. Le sigh. Stupid Sony.
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Postby Annabelle » Tue Feb 19, 2008 8:48 am

My VCR always flashes 12:00 :cry:
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Postby Aalryn » Tue Feb 19, 2008 9:30 am

Eliane wrote:I'm glad I didnt buy any of them yet but I've always considered blueray the superiour of the two...


Betamax was better quality than VHS. The only problem is that back then no one cared back then. Most people already had VHS and those that didn't saw the distinct lack of titles available. Not to mention that Sony wouldn't let anyone else make the players (kinda like memory sticks).

this time they learned from their mistakes and allow others to produce the players and people care about picture quality.

Blu-ray was the better technology so I'm glad it won. It has almost twice the storage of an hd-DVD and who doesnt like blue things? Seriously. Hd-DVD just made it cheaper on studios since they could use their old machines to create the disks.

now that the format war is over, maybe we can start seeing lower prices. 30 bucks for a movie is a bit more than I'm willing to spend. So I have a grand total of 4 blu-ray movies now (and one of them came with the ps3)
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Postby guillex » Tue Feb 19, 2008 9:32 am

NarfJones wrote:Betamax.

There is nothing else.
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