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BigJediGuy

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#1 11 years ago

I was just looking through the HD-DVD and Blu-Ray sites and I just thought it would be interesting to add up a few stats about how each format was doing. When I was done it looked like Blu-Ray was winning. Here's what I came up with. # of Movies Blu-Ray: 227 HD-DVD: 137 # of Supporting Studios Blu-Ray: 7 HD-DVD: 3 # of Players Blu-Ray: 6 HD-DVD: 4 Most Expensive Player: Blu-Ray: $1500 HD-DVD: $800 Least Expensive Player: Blu-Ray: $500 HD-DVD: $200 Results (# of Categories won) Blu-Ray: 3 HD-DVD: 2 As of the end of 2006 HD-DVD was closing in on Blu-Ray. But for the first four months of this year Blu-Ray is widening the gap. Is the format war gonna go to Blu-Ray or HD-DVD?




marvinmatthew

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#2 11 years ago
BigJediGuy;3651823I was just looking through the HD-DVD and Blu-Ray sites and I just thought it would be interesting to add up a few stats about how each format was doing. When I was done it looked like Blu-Ray was winning. Here's what I came up with. # of Movies Blu-Ray: 227 HD-DVD: 137 # of Supporting Studios Blu-Ray: 7 HD-DVD: 3 # of Players Blu-Ray: 6 HD-DVD: 4 Most Expensive Player: Blu-Ray: $1500 HD-DVD: $800 Least Expensive Player: Blu-Ray: $500 HD-DVD: $200 Results (# of Categories won) Blu-Ray: 3 HD-DVD: 2 As of the end of 2006 HD-DVD was closing in on Blu-Ray. But for the first four months of this year Blu-Ray is widening the gap. Is the format war gonna go to Blu-Ray or HD-DVD?

A) Where did you get your information from? B) The number of available players catagorey really isn't the relevant. C) The two price categories are very important.

I don't think that the HD DVD vs. Blu-Ray battle as clear cut as you make it out to be. It's still pretty dead even at the moment. That being said, I'd like to see Blu-Ray win, because it's the technically supperior format.




Kwould

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#3 11 years ago

Most people that write in these forums are too young to remember the BetaMax vs VHS war. BetaMax produce a much higher picture quality but were only available with 1 or 2 hour long tapes and most BetaMax machines would only play one or the other. BetaMax was doomed from the start. HD-DVD's manufacturing process is similar to DVD which is why it is slightly cheaper. But in the tech savvy world of today, Blu-Ray has the clear advantage. Nearly twice the density, superior surfacing technology (it's very fingerprint and scratch resistant), more built in security not to mention that more studio's and manufacturers are on board. Once the manufacturers get past the initial cost of differing processes from DVD, the price of Blu-ray will come down.




marvinmatthew

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#4 11 years ago
Kwould;3651848Once the manufacturers get past the initial cost of differing processes from DVD, the price of Blu-ray will come down.

But if it takes too long, the prices on HD-DVD hardware will comedown far enough to give HD-DVD a massive advantage.




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#5 11 years ago

I really believe that Blu-Ray is gonna go the way of BetaMax and Laser Dics although Laser Dics where just for music.




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#6 11 years ago
goin fast;3651879I really believe that Blu-Ray is gonna go the way of BetaMax and Laser Dics although Laser Dics where just for music.

Laserdisc was for movies, not music. 30cm in diameter (roughly the same size as vinyl) two single-sided metalized plastic discs bonded with glue, and unlike CD's and DVD's, recorded in analog format. The first film released on LD in the US was Jaws in 1978, the last release was Sleepy Hollow I think, in 2000. I'd have to respectfully disagree with you though. Blu-Ray doesn't have the short comings of BetaMax and has a much larger industry backing.




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#7 11 years ago

^Oh duh, thats right lol, stupid me.:banghead:




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#8 11 years ago

Which one has the porn industry adopted? Because whichever one the porn industry adopts will win.




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#9 11 years ago

Sony aborted Betamax because Philips had the presence of mind enough to open the VHS standard and (more importantly) seed the market with free or near-free players, and practically gave VHS cassettes to early rental stores in the beginning.

Sony made the same proprietary bungle with Minidisc. They just might've learned in time for Blu-Ray.