In the last couple years Blu-ray and HD-DVD have fought against eachother for the spot as the Next-Gen HD Movie format. As of mid 2006 Blu-ray was winning but by the end of 2006 HD-DVD was coming back from near defeat. Even though LG has come out with a player for both formats, the war really isn't over yet. Who do you think will win? Please vote above and post if you wanna post. I'd like to know your thoughts on this.
Although the tech-specs on Blu-Ray are supperior to those on HD-DVD, and as much as I would like to see Blu-Ray win, HD-DVD seems to have the advantage at the moment.
Cheaper hardware. The HD-DVD ROM drives and playes are (considerably) cheaper than the equivalent Blu-Ray hardware. And once one of the technolgies stand-alone players reaches the sub-$150 area, that player, and therefore that format, will take off considerably.
The Blu-Ray is technologically better, but not many people can afford it. Hell, the PS3 is 500-600 USD. The HD-DVDs aren't as great, but still much more advanced than normal DVDs and much cheaper. The Xbox 360 can play them and it's 300-400 USD. I don't know much about other players for Blu-Ray and HD-DVD, though.
You have to buy the $200 external add-on for the 360 if you want to play HD-DVD movies though.
Most likely HD-DVD will win, Sony has had a nice streak of dead formats.
(Betamax, UMD, ATRAC [well, not technically dead, but it's slowly on its way])
Also blue ray have said that they will not let the porn industry use blue ray for theyre movies. I think they forgott just howe powerfull that industry is.
LOL and how are they gonna do that? dont porn companies just go into the store, buy the discs and use them like normal users?
Amateurs producing small quantities of discs maybe, but not the industry as a whole.
At this point, I'd imagine HD-DVD will be the leader due to the pricing. But I also think that if both formats persist for long enough, the dual format players will become the norm and eventually (say a couple of years) be priced to where the average Joe can afford one.
Of course, a few years after that, we'll see some new media format on the horizon and we can play this upgrade game again.
vikke-viking;3523290Also blue ray have said that they will not let the porn industry use blue ray for theyre movies.[/QUOTE]Good luck with that. And why would they? In a format war, you want as many allies as possible, even the seedy underbelly of society of sorts.
[QUOTE=zooYork;3522999]....Sony has had a nice streak of dead formats.
Why are you hating on my old Betamax? :p
In it's defense, Beta sort of survived in a scaled down format as video-8 which dominated the camcorder format war vs. VHS-C. I guess that's some small consolation after Sony threw in the towel and started making it's own VHS players.
I havnt expierenced either as of yet - truthfully I'm in no real hurry to upgrade..I'm fine with my regular DVDs...plus my DVD library is so big that I'm not about to go out and buy HD versions of the movies I already have...the only thing I'm worried about is if movies (for the time being) have to come out on like 3-4 different formats would the actual release of a DVD take longer? I wouldnt want that...