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Old 06-19-2008, 03:12 PM   #26
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i hope the 360 gets an addon blu-ray!
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Old 06-19-2008, 04:48 PM   #27
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i hope the 360 gets an addon blu-ray!

Doesn't look good...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7334152.stm
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Old 06-20-2008, 07:02 AM   #28
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By the way, Blu-ray is broken up into three Regions whilst HDDVD had none whatsoever.
Regions A, B and C.
I import alot but this is frankly idiotic. Mutli-region Blu-ray players soon? Good thing HDDVD was literally Zero Region off the bat and I can import practically anything I want. Except no Harry Potter of course.
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Old 06-27-2008, 06:34 AM   #29
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DVD is slowly dying...

http://www.tvweek.com/news/2008/06/b...piece_of_t.php
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Old 06-27-2008, 07:18 AM   #30
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DVD is cresting because..well, have you filled up at the pumps lately?

Blu-Ray is not matching pace for pace in the growth chart though. Until Blu-Ray players* go down, and the Blu-Ray discs are as cheap as standards, Joe Six Pack, who ultimately controls the market (see:laserdisc era), will not see the reason to upgrade.


Go Sony!
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Old 06-27-2008, 07:21 AM   #31
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Just a heads-up on the imminent T2 release...

http://www.play.com/DVD/Blu-ray/4-/5...y/Product.html

It is the director's cut!
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Old 06-27-2008, 07:39 AM   #32
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DVD is cresting because..well, have you filled up at the pumps lately?

Blu-Ray is not matching pace for pace in the growth chart though. Until Blu-Ray players* go down, and the Blu-Ray discs are as cheap as standards, Joe Six Pack, who ultimately controls the market (see:laserdisc era), will not see the reason to upgrade.


Go Sony!

That article I posted earlier may contain more optimism for Blu-Ray than is merited...

http://tech.blorge.com/Structure:%20...killed-hd-dvd/

For f*ck's sake! If Blu-Ray eventually bombs, what then! They're always moving the goalposts, advancing technology just when the public has come to afford the last upgrade. Booooo!
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Old 06-27-2008, 07:45 AM   #33
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That article I posted earlier may contain more optimism for Blu-Ray than is merited...

http://tech.blorge.com/Structure:%20...killed-hd-dvd/

For f*ck's sake! If Blu-Ray eventually bombs, what then! They're always moving the goalposts, advancing technology just when the public has come to afford the last upgrade. Booooo!

As I preached during the HD-DVD/Blu-ray battle....it's analogous to DVD being the big brother, lounging comfortably in the front yard hammock, fat and happy and sipping lemonade, while DVD's two little runt brothers, HD-DVD and Blu-Ray fight it out in the backyard.

Not much has really changed in the rank structure since the hd war ended. Well, one little brother is knocked out cold, flat on his ass. Otherwise....
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Old 06-27-2008, 07:49 AM   #34
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As I preached during the HD-DVD/Blu-ray battle....it's analogous to DVD being the big brother, lounging comfortably in the front yard hammock, fat and happy and sipping lemonade, while DVD's two little runt brothers, HD-DVD and Blu-Ray fight it out in the backyard.

Not much has really changed in the rank structure since the hd war ended. Well, one little brother is knocked out cold, flat on his ass. Otherwise....

Well, I've pushed my chips towards Blu-Ray and I ain't changing. I'll just have to hope that the figures improve. If not, it's down to my local Sony Centre with a shotgun and a molotov cocktail.
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Old 06-29-2008, 02:51 PM   #35
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Any chance that The Dark Knight will have made it on to Blu-Ray by Christmas?
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Old 06-30-2008, 02:58 AM   #36
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Any chance that The Dark Knight will have made it on to Blu-Ray by Christmas?

Yes, I can guarantee you that there is a chance.....
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Old 06-30-2008, 04:10 AM   #37
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just bought a ps3 today and the graphics are MENTAL thanks to the blu-ray player.

I had to by only one game. I had already beaten lego indy on ps2 so the next indy-esque was Uncharted: Drakes Fortune which is very good.

PS3 ROCKS
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Old 07-01-2008, 06:14 AM   #38
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Don't ever take sides with anyone against the format again...

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Old 07-07-2008, 06:52 AM   #39
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Blade Runner and There Will Be Blood just arrived in the post this morning...
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Old 07-07-2008, 10:47 AM   #40
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I just want to back up The Man on this one. Blu-Ray = awesomesauce
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Old 07-07-2008, 11:10 AM   #41
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I just want to back up The Man on this one. Blu-Ray = awesomesauce

It really is. Especially with older films you've seen countless time but only now can pick up visual details lost on lower formats.
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Old 07-07-2008, 11:18 AM   #42
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Blu-Ray = awesomesauce

Well, it has potential to be, but overpriced hardware/software, poor quality control, and bugs galore have plagued it.

Some of the releases are too aggressive with DNR, killing natural film grain, and delivering freakishly clean transfers that are at odds with film purists. This is not the norm, but it must be noted as the problem it can be.

HD-DVD, despite being put out pasture, was the more stable, cost-effective, and customer-friendly of the two formats. By far.

I hope, and trust, that Sony and partnering companies will get their act together and at least make Blu-Ray a true force in the game.

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Old 07-10-2008, 10:50 AM   #43
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Take the Blu pill...

http://www.play.com/DVD/Blu-ray/4-/6...y/Product.html
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No thanks. I took the Red pill last year and only paid $20 for it.

Great transfers though. Shame about the sequels.....
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Old 07-10-2008, 11:11 AM   #45
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No thanks. I took the Red pill last year and only paid $20 for it.

Great transfers though. Shame about the sequels.....

I don't fancy paying anything for Revolutions...
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Old 07-10-2008, 11:56 AM   #46
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I don't fancy paying anything for Revolutions...

Boxset clause: Buy one, get all. Like family, you can't pick and choose. Lord knows you can't.

Trinity in high definition soothes most wounds though....
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Boxset clause: Buy one, get all. Like family, you can't pick and choose. Lord knows you can't.

Trinity in high definition soothes most wounds though....

You can buy them individually on HD-DVD?
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Old 07-10-2008, 12:06 PM   #48
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You can buy them individually on HD-DVD?

I know that at one point they had individual releases for the original and Reloaded on HD-DVD, but I'm not sure about Revulsions.

In my case, I lucked into a price for a boxset that was cheaper than any of the individual discs.

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Old 07-10-2008, 12:16 PM   #49
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I know that at one point they had individual releases for the original and Reloaded on HD-DVD, but I'm not sure about Revulsions.

In my case, I lucked into a price for a boxset that was cheaper than any of the individual discs.

Amazon page

I don't think I'll buy the boxset. Reloaded has its moments - and dear Monica - but Repulsions? I'd never watch it.
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Old 07-21-2008, 07:48 AM   #50
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Ahh, the eighties...

http://www.play.com/DVD/Blu-ray/4-/6...n/Product.html

http://www.play.com/DVD/Blu-ray/4-/6...s/Product.html

http://www.play.com/DVD/Blu-ray/4-/6...s/Product.html

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