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masked_marsoe VIP Member

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#1 10 years ago

While I expect some battles to continue, the reality is the war is over. HD-DVD lost, Toshiba pulled out, and Microsoft is planning for a Blu-ray world.

Toshiba pulling the plug on HD DVD already? - Yup it's over. - Engadget




Sgt. D. Pilla

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#2 10 years ago

I was shopping today with a mate for a graphics tablet....95 AUD for >2< Blu Ray Single Layer disks.....PFFFFFT! I doubt Blu Ray will go anywhere fast at that price, good luck MS




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#3 10 years ago
Sgt. D. Pilla;4221321I was shopping today with a mate for a graphics tablet....95 AUD for >2< Blu Ray Single Layer disks.....PFFFFFT! I doubt Blu Ray will go anywhere fast at that price, good luck MS

Oh so you think MS is giving people good pricing eh? How about consumers that want an all in one game console and 1080p HD movie player which you can get from Sony for $500 whilst an HDMI equipped 360 is $480 and it doesn't even include the HD-DVD player you have to add on. The very name 360 is supposed to imply an all encompassing hub of entertainment yet it lacks this vital part. Needless to say MS didn't include it because they knew there was a good chance they wouldn't win the HD format war. Once the fall of HD-DVD is complete and the Blu-ray profits recoup the losses Sony took on the price they've been selling the PS3 for, they will be able to fund the publishing of a lot more games and the 360 with it's lesser graphics may be in trouble too. Now if someone could manage to dethrone Windows from being the top selling OS I'd be blissful. The world doesn't need a muppet like Bill Gates telling them what's best in movies, games or operating systems for that matter.




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#4 10 years ago

Am I misunderstanding or are you guys saying that Microsoft owns blu-ray? Because Sony owns blu-ray.




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#5 10 years ago

That's great news. It's also going to be very interesting to see what happens when the PS3 kicks off at full potential, with PS3 Home and everything.




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#6 10 years ago
error41;4221770Am I misunderstanding or are you guys saying that Microsoft owns blu-ray? Because Sony owns blu-ray.

You're misunderstanding. ;]




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#7 10 years ago

I still think they released this technology way too early. Most people don't even have a big screen tv yet. I don't think blu-ray will take off in the movie industry, only gaming gets any real benefit. Sure you can see litle specs in the background a bit more clearly than with a normal dvd, but do I care how many freckles Daniel Radclife has? No! I doubt I will ever buy a blu-ray player either for gaming or for movies, until it becomes standard (I define standard, when it's harder to find movies/games in the old format, than with the new). Right now I'm content with playing games and watching dvds on my 1st gen Xbox.




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#8 10 years ago

read about this in my local paper the other day. seams the integration of the blue-ray player in the ps3 really helped, as it created a large crowed of players for it giving it a nice lead over HD-DVD. now my ps3 is only looking that much nicer. we also might have a repeat of the ps2 as the dvd player really helped see it in the early days of ps2's, and the ps3 sales are up. UPDATE: Video Game Sales Surprise In January; Playstation 3 Makes Gains




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#9 10 years ago

I nearly wanted Blu-Ray to use just because I despise the marketing strategy Sony used to make Blue-Ray common.




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#10 10 years ago

im not going to buy blu-ray any time soon, to freakin expensive