Blu Ray WINS

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The war's not over yet. I know what you're basing this on -- Warner going Blu-Ray exclusive -- and I'm glad we've got another technologically-minded person in these forums, but I really have to disagree. As long as there are large companies who support HD-DVD, even in part, the format war will continue. There's just too much money to be made from playing both sides, and large companies can't seem to resist doing just that. Personally, I'm a Blu-Ray guy. I don't own any sort of HD disc player, and that's for one reason: if I buy now, what happens in two/three/ten years from now when the format war is completely decided? Will I have picked the winner or the loser? It's a tough choice to stay away from that HD glory (especially since I have two HDTVs), but I know that in order for me to win, I have to wait.

By the way ECHO_3, if you're looking for a good source of information and opinion on the format war and other important issues in the world of technology, you should check out CNET's Buzz Out Loud podcast, which records every weekday. That's right, you get five episodes (each about forty minutes long) every week. You can find out more about BOL here.
 
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Star Wars "WAS" Fox, so I could easily see it Blu-Ray. As for who wins - There really won't be a winner by the end of 2010, or even 2015. Most probably, there will always people supporting both sides. With Star Wars being such an incredible film, I have no idea why LUCAS isn't pushing the trilogies out in BOTH format
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My money would have been on HD-DVD. It could still win, but its not looking too good. The way Sony mismanaged the Playstation 3 debut I would have guessed that would have been the end of Blue-Ray.

I wouldn't think Lucas would release them for both. If one wins, the loser will fade into obscurity. That means a lot of copies that would have no home. And a lot of people who would have to re-buy the entire saga again. (Like I haven’t repurchased it 10 times already.)
 
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Thats the point, once the retailer buys it from him, he's free of them. Twice the Disks, Double the cash (Know which quote a messed with?
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JediCKSL said:
Thats the point, once the retailer buys it from him, he's free of them. Twice the Disks, Double the cash (Know which quote a messed with?
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As Dooku said, lots of money to be had. I was thinking about this today in the shower, (I apparently have way too much time on my hands) how we all have iPods or some other MP3 player.

I have a little Nat King Cole on my iPod. He first came out on a wax record, then vinyl, then 8 tracks, cassette tapes, cd's, now digitally. What's next? Today's digital media doesn't really exist. It's all electronic information that has to be translated with a device.

(OK, I know that seemed like a bit of a tangent, but here's my point) Star Wars has been on film, video, and DVD. It will be on other forms of media too. So in the future, I may be downloading it straight to my brain so all I have to do is think about it and there it is. (That will come in handy in the "How much do you know by heart" thread)

It seems like Blu-Ray got a good little boost by Warner though. But don't Blu-Ray players play regular DVD's too? Is all of our current media really going to be obsolete so soon?



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Shua I agree with you. As George has said soon you will have a big hard drive in your house that is as important as your furnace that will hold all you music, photos, and movies. I am not buying into the whole Blue-Ray or HD-DVD until it becomes main stream. I am too busy using all my cash for Star Wars collectible. Hey my strategy worked for Laser Disc! I didn't buy a one!
 
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DarthFagan said:
As George has said soon you will have a big hard drive in your house that is as important as your furnace that will hold all you music, photos, and movies.
Hey, what a great idea! Keeping all your media with your furnace! I'm gonna go do that right now!
 
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JediShua said:
I have a little Nat King Cole on my iPod. He first came out on a wax record, then vinyl, then 8 tracks, cassette tapes, cd's, now digitally
Cassette tapes? don't they belong in museums along with those floppy disk things?
 
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I'm refusing to buy either HD-DVD or Blu-Ray until the format war is over. My DVDs look just fine, albeit I don't have an HDTV yet.

I still firmly believe that neither is the future. The future is direct download.
 
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I thought Blu-Ray was some kinda brand of sunglasses. What do shades have to do with Star Wars???
 
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I have to disagree with most of you . Blu has won. With only Paramont/Dreamworks supporting HD , how can they survive? The contract Paramount sign with HD was only 18 months. If they dont buy there way out of that soon , when the 18 months are up its so long HD and hellow BD.
Besides, Blu Ray has everybody else saporting them now that New Line went ahead and went BD ex too as of Friday night. Yes WB owns them ,but they had said they would stay formate neutral for a wile longer.
Sure HDDVD will stick around for the next year but it will die and soon. Heck Toshiba cancelled the presentation at tonight CES!
My original Point was that GL has said he would not add SW to any HD formate until there is a clear winner. I am saying IMO , it is clear now.

And thanks for the link on the podcast.
Here is a link for you guys to take a look at on the subject

http://ces.cnet.com/8301-13855_1-9840891-67.html?tag=ces_promo

Jason & Pete , I hope you talk a little about this issue in the future.
 
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I aggree with Murray. The future IS direct download. Soon DSL will be a lot cheaper as they bring in a lot more services so it will be cheaper to download movies bandwidth wise. Anyway, Cable (as you call it) already has a "box office" feature allowing people to record and watch HD movies by paying less than a dvd.
 
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DarthColes said:
The future IS direct download. Soon DSL will be a lot cheaper as they bring in a lot more services so it will be cheaper to download movies bandwidth wise.
That would be a very George Lucas like move, to snub both formats and just go with direct downloads.
 
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in our shopping centres and blockbuster they only have bluray, i havent seen any hddvds anywhere
 
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I saw a report from the CES, Samsung is developing a new versions of a dual format player. If that catches on, and Blue-Ray with the lead it has, this could truly be the end of the format war.
 
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