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High-Def DVD Goes to Next Level With Blu-ray

The high-definition-video war may be over now that Toshiba has conceded defeat for its ailing HD DVD format, but those interested in buying a high-def Blu-ray Disc player still might want to wait for new features coming in the fall.

Sure, existing Blu-ray machines can play the nearly 500 Blu-ray titles available. They can deliver gorgeous, top-of-the-line 1080p resolution on compatible high-def televisions. But the next crop of Blu-ray players will be compliant with the upcoming Profile 2.0 standard, which adds Internet connectivity to the machines via a feature called BD-Live.

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damnwrx3110d ago

Massive confusion to consumers.......

Master of Menace3110d ago

If you just want to watch a HD movie without massive downloading. Which is really the whole point, isn't it!

INehalemEXI3110d ago

Just buy a ps3 then you wont have to wait.

TheExodus3110d ago

"Will BD-Live-enhanced discs work with current-generation Blu-ray players? Generally, yes, Benedetto says. 'The BD-Live feature just won't be available.'"

Umm, what the hell does "generally, yes" mean? Obviously the BD-Live features aren't going to work on Profile 1.0/1.1 players, but this makes it sounds like getting a Profile 2.0 disc to boot up in a Profile 1.0/1.1 player is going to be a crapshoot.

HarryEtTubMan3110d ago

I love Blu ray in my PS3. Its whats going to destroy the RRODbox(actually just one of many things that are/will)

HAHHAHAHHAHAHA

Master of Menace3110d ago

Blu-ray is the future of the world. Embrace it, and stay away from 360's.

JasonPC360PS3Wii3110d ago

What are you doing? oh nevermind XD

butterfinger3110d ago

you're just trolling this site looking for a place to add another comment for your M$ paycheck, or are you still paying them monthly? I mean, you really should get paid for all of the anti-Sony lies you spread throughout N4G. If you're going to ruin a site, at least get paid for it.

Master of Menace3110d ago

I have a PS3, so I can use those features. But all I'm really interested in is the movie. I do love the special features section on the BD, but that's all the extra content I need. Anyone else the same?

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