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News Woolworths to ditch HD-DVD

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 29 Jan 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. naokaji

    naokaji whatever

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    good, the faster the format war comes to an end the better...
     
  3. D3s3rt_F0x

    D3s3rt_F0x New Member

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    True, shame the lesser format has won though
     
  4. Jaguar_Infinity

    Jaguar_Infinity Just some guy

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    maybe the lesser format did win but i'm glad that there is now a clear option for anyone upgrading to a high def format. I've personally been holding off from going high def purely because i didnt know which to go for in the long run. Whilst i feel sorry for all those who braught HD-DVD systems and will soon struggle or even be unable to buy any movies in the HD-DVD format i do feel that having a victor will mean less confusion in the market and more people will now be able to take the step into adopting High Def

    For those that comment about blueray being the sony backed system, wasn't microsoft backing HD-DVD? if i'm wrong fair enough but it apears to me that its a no win situation for the anti-sony & microsoft crowd
     
  5. Da_Rude_Baboon

    Da_Rude_Baboon What the?

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    In a battle of storage mediums i would prefer the one with the greater capacity to win. :lol:
     
  6. Shielder

    Shielder Live long & prosper!

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    Jag, I was having this discussion with my sister-in-law (who works as a games tester for Sony :grr: ) and I said that HD-DVD was better, but couldn't remember why. What is different about the two formats (I'm feeling lazy).

    Andy
     
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    1. Does anyone still shop a woolworths?
    2. When did they move from board games, childrens toys and clothes?
    3. Is this not just an advert to tell everyone that they are just about to start stocking blu-ray and when HD-DVD does better they will stock that too?!?
     
  8. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    Good. I can see already the price of bluray players are starting to drop. Sony needed their format to win, as we all know it's not the console that makes the money, it's the software and peripherals (or in this case, bluray films) that makes profit and with their console being a 'cheap' bluray player, they need some money back for the lack of margin on their console.

    All we need now are cheaper bluray pc drives (and discs)!
     
  9. badders

    badders Neuken in de Keuken

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    BD drives (readers) are only about £88 now, Kenco.
     
  10. steveo_mcg

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    Is there software for playing BR moves yet? more importantly how long before we can afford BR-RW?
     
  11. samkiller42

    samkiller42 For i AM Cheesecake!!

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    PowerDVD Ultra is able to play both HD DVD and BD.
    I was once told BD had a larger capacity, of around 30gb, while HD DVD only had about 12gb, thats rubbish. I have a HDDVD film, and the disk is just under 30gb.

    Sam
     
  12. BioSniper

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    HD-DVD is about 25GB and I believe BD-R is about 50GB?
    It's a shame as I preferred the fact that HD-DVD was region free, but I don't buy at woolies and have both formats anyway so I guess its a moot point really.
     
  13. mikeuk2004

    mikeuk2004 What you Looking at Fool!

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    1. Yes
    2. How old are you?? Im 26 ans ever sinc eI was small they dad always sold Music Films and sweets as well as what you said.
    3. They do stock Blu-ray and the reason for discontinuing the HD-DVD is because it aint selling as well.

    I hope transformers will then come out on Blu-ray :) wont be long then, whem HD DVD is dropped completly as more and more support for the format is dropped.
     
  14. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    maybe that is what killed it......
     
  15. kempez

    kempez modding again!

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    Wow now that's some uneducated postage :eeek:

    True BR is region limited but every other part of the spec is superior to HD-DVD
     
  16. Eloquence

    Eloquence The cake is a lie!

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    inc the DRM, so whats better for the consumer? and whats better for the mpiaa? This isn't necessarily the same thing.
     
  18. badders

    badders Neuken in de Keuken

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    Meh, DRM's a fact of life. If you're that way inclined, there's always ways round it. It didn't take that long fro DVD Jon to sort out CSS.

    Broken DRM + Technical superiority = Win for enthusiast and win for general consumer (who'll never think about the DRM anyway)
     
  19. Eloquence

    Eloquence The cake is a lie!

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    HD DVD has DRM too, so your argument is moot.
     
  20. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    Exactly.

    A BD-R/RE Writer is only getting on for £390ish!!

    When the writer drops about 300 quid off it's price tag, I'll probably get one :)

    Mind you, it's similar to when dvd drives and writers first hit the market. They, too were about £90 for a reader and some ludicrous amount for a writer.
     
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