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I will stick with DVD for a while, maybe a couple of years to see:
How much prices will drop.
How crazy they have gone with copy protection.
A dual format Blu Ray/HD DVD Player to appear.
How soon a recorder appears.
Most of all, if players incorporate an online autentication scheme, then I wont be upgrading at any cost; im sticking with DVDs, or wait until someone cracks their lame protections anyhow.
I said "no" but took exception with the "I'll wait" part. I won't be waiting to buy one.
Originally Posted by AlecWest
We have all been there-done that with CD Audio and DVD. 80% of the library is never watched a second time.
Just say no to HD/BD DVD.
PS: I may step in when players are $99 and a large library rental supplier emerges (a la Netflix) but my hope is a download to server rental business will allow me to skip the player.
PPS: I can get pay-per-view HDTV at full 1920x1080i resolution over Comcast or DBS. If I buy a HD/BD DVD player and HD/BD Discs, I only get 960x540 resolution. I think they should be paying me.
Originally Posted by waheedDonatello - The Shredder? Michelangelo - Maybe all that hardware is for making coleslaw?
Hey it's almost the end of the year. Who here has stepped up to bluray or hddvd????Donatello - The Shredder? Michelangelo - Maybe all that hardware is for making coleslaw?
Too expensive for me still although due to the lower price and the favorable reviews I am leaning towards HD-DVD as the price point for Blu-Ray is just not realistic ... it's downright criminal!
I would like to eventually get a PS3 ... maybe even an Xbox 360 ... but I think those are still way too expensive.
It is a "light" Christmas for me this year as I am still recovering (i.e., making payments) on the HDTV I bought last Christmas.
However if I had the money to make the plunge I would probably buy an Xbox 360 Premium system with the HD-DVD add-on so I get games and HD-DVD instead of buying just an HD-DVD player.
As for the PS3 ... I'd rather wait for the first run production "bugs" to get worked out not to mention actually finding one is a trick right now.
I am confused by one thing though ... the XboX 360 + the HD-DVD add-on is more money than just buying a HD-DVD player whereas the PS3 is cheaper than a Blu-Ray player yet the PS3 does games AND plays Blu-Ray movies so ... what the hell kind of crazy ass pricing is that?
- John "FulciLives" Coleman
Originally Posted by fulcilives
Well and does your pricing include the 360 pro or the 360 basic? Remember the pro is an extra $100 over the basic. So if you strictly wanted just the basic and the hddvd I think that is still less than or exactly the same price as a ps3 I believe - but more importanly YOU CAN ACTUALLY FIND a xbox 360 on the shelf - GOOD LUCK TRYING TO FIND A PS3 nowDonatello - The Shredder? Michelangelo - Maybe all that hardware is for making coleslaw?
Originally Posted by yoda313
The Xbox 360 + the HD-DVD add-on costs more money than just buying a HD-DVD player. This makes sense since one is a video game system + HD-DVD and the other is just HD-DVD.
What doesn't make any sense is the Sony PS3 price point. There you get a video game system AND Blu-Ray movie playback at a price point that is cheaper than a Blu-Ray movie only playback device.
I mean all of the Blu-Ray movie players I have seen have been $900 or $1,000 whereas a Sony PS3 is $600
THAT makes no sense !!!
- John "FulciLives" Coleman
Yeah but what doesn't make sense from the other angle is that a GAMING SYSTEM, what the PS3 really is, costs 200 dollars more than the XBOX 360!!!! That is what's insane.......Donatello - The Shredder? Michelangelo - Maybe all that hardware is for making coleslaw?
This year ... no ... already bought enough electronic stuff for xmas presents .
Mine was a new handsaw ... very handy thing that ... bugger , no batteries ... lol ... and a 50 acre farmlet .
As for next year ... I'll wait and see how blueray burner's and players stack up ... I would prefer the problem of the media being too easy to damage too be resolved ... sometime ... like now before they go nutt's on the format's .
I was just looking up one of the blueray pioneer unit's available at the moment for around $900 ... and noticed ... it can not do anything with cd's , and require's you to have another drive just for that purpose ... idiot's .
Watched the PS3 and BluRay demo by Sony. They really get to another level of detail in visual, But I am not paying more than $399 for a player.
Originally Posted by SingSingDonatello - The Shredder? Michelangelo - Maybe all that hardware is for making coleslaw?