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posted on Jan, 10 2007 @ 11:47 PM
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Finally!!!


A lot of people have steered clear of buying HD-DVD or Blu-Ray, because they didn't want to have a collection of movies of the losing format...That will be a thing of the past soon.

Warner at CES unvieled their disc called "Total HD", in which both formats are compatible on the disc. So whether the movie is blu-ray of hd-dvd is will be on a disc called Total HD, which will play either of them.


It will hot stores mid 07", and retailers like Best Buy, Circuit City, Amazon, etc, are backing it, and will put it on their shelves (or in amazons case: virtual shelves).

Warner Solves Blu-ray, HD DVD War With Total HD




posted on Jan, 11 2007 @ 01:57 AM
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Very interesting! The discs they provide are dual sided, one side able to handle 50 GB and the other 30 GB. This new technology could prove quite effective in the HD market. I personally think the blu-ray technology would not have lasted without help from Sony. With this new disc, I think they just received a new lease on life.

Now comes the question on the disc cost. Obviously, it's like paying for a HD-DVD disc and a Blu-ray in one, so I'm assuming it could get quite costly.



posted on Jan, 11 2007 @ 07:31 PM
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when you go and buy a new dvd for 16 bucks, you basically paying for the right to watch that movie. Actually technically speaking, you dont own a single movie...just the right to watch it. A blank dvd costs just a couple quarters...its not the media that make the price tag high, its whats on it.



posted on Jan, 11 2007 @ 10:24 PM
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Blu-ray is still going the way of Betamax because Sony refuses to let pron makers distribute their wares in Bluray just like they did in the Betamax days.
Talk about not learning a lesson.

Also I think more people are steering clear of HD DVD(or whatever) because they already have DVD and it works fine for them. I personally think this generation will be the one that has no clear winner just a bunch of sore losers and happy hard-drive companies(especially those into Solid State HDs).



posted on Jan, 12 2007 @ 01:37 AM
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Hopefully, these double format players will come down in price, so the average consumer can afford to enjoy this technology. The one featured @ CES is around $1200 I believe. Concidering that a pretty decent DVD player starts @ around $100, this is a major jump in price. That's almost half the cost of a big screen. I for one refuse to purchase a single format player, as I know many feel the same. I won't waste my hard earned money on hardware that could be phased out within a year or two, even if the picture is amazing.


[edit on 12-1-2007 by DarkkHero]



posted on Jan, 12 2007 @ 02:02 AM
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Originally posted by sardion2000
Blu-ray is still going the way of Betamax because Sony refuses to let pron makers distribute their wares in Bluray just like they did in the Betamax days.
Talk about not learning a lesson.


I was thinking the same thing. The little back room in a lot of the video rental stores helped to spell the end for betamax. The other factor was that VHS tapes could hold from 2 - 6 hours of material where betamax was only good for 60 mins. Even though the betamax format was superior to the VHS format, VHS won out due to recording length. Porn aside, betamax was not compatible with full length motion pictures.




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