Blu-ray might have beat out HD-DVD, but does it really matter?
Yes it matters, give it time. And I don't mean 2 months. It will grow more as the HDTV base grows.
The writer obviously bought a HD-DVD player and is stubborn that he lost.
I know what this guy is getting at, but no... DD will not be accepted by the public as easily as Blu-ray will be. I suppose he didn't see the Pricewatch article. http://www.tgdaily.com/cont...
i've been collecting dvds for years and i have over a 1000 of them.i have a 1080p 60in tv with dtv,vod,dvd and abox live and since i had these things i've been buying less and less dvds.
i've read where one person said that he can start downloading a movie and start watching it in 6sec and a br fan said it must have been an icon but the truth is that you can start watching a movie about 6 to 10 sec after you start downloading it because you don't have to have the whole movie downloaded to watch it you can watch it as it is downloading.that's the problem with people who critize dd they don't want to even understand how it works but call people liers when they say something about it.
br will be around for a long time for games and to hold information but br will have a hard time to really take over dvds because of the price and they have a high % of people who doesn't care at all about it and just keep buying dvds.i'm going to best buy this sat and buy the 3 disc set of american gangster for under $20 you can also get the 2 disc set for $14 this week but you have to pay $32 for the br movie that has less on it then the 3 disc set on dvd.
i had a friend who bought a ps3 and he's also a movie collector who has a lot of dvds to, but instead of him getting the 5 free movies for his self he let me picked them out and he gave them to me because he said that he's not going to buy br movies he will just keep buying dvds instead of changing formats.i also had a brother that bought a ps3 and he got his 5 free movies and bought them back to walmart and traded them for a ps3 and a 360 game.my brother came over with his ps3 because i wanted to see what a br movie look like and i'll admit that it has a great pic but the hd movies i watch on tv isn't that much different for me to start buying br movies and a br player.
people need to realize even the movie companies said that dd had an effect on dvds sales.they said that on an average that every person that have a br player including the ps3 have 1.1 br movie for it and that counts the 5 free movies from sony,buy 2 get one free from disney and all the other free br movies they gave away on promotion.
i know that a lot of people love br movies and it's great and i'm glad that they are enjoying them but br has a deep hill to climb to get people to really enbrace them and if sony doesn't make a big dent in dvd sales with br in 2 years then it's over for br but for now i'll give it chance,hell it might even win but dd is catching on faster the br is right now.like i said before ever since i had vod and the other stuff i mention above i'v been buying less and less dvds because after i watch it and if i like it i'll wait till it goes down to $5 or $10 before i buy it or if they have a special like the 3 disc set of american ganster for under $20.i used to buy dvds when they first came out but a lot of time i use to pay $20 for a movie and it's crap but now i can see it first with dd before i buy it to see if it's worthg buying instead of wasting my money like i use to.
i'm not on any side i'm just saying my opinion but dd is catching on faster then br is but like br fans says i like to have the dvd instead of downloading it to but every body doesn't think like that and like it or not br is in a bigger fight with dvds and dd then they were in with hd-dvds.
Shut up already. No one cares what you think about Blu-ray. And this doucebag is a little late to the party, lol.
Blu-ray might have beat out HD-DVD, but does it really matter?
Yeh! because it made Microsoft look st*pid! :D
it doesn't matter in that alternate dimension in which DD is ready to penetrate the market. In this dimension though, yes ... it matters. It matters to Sony, the PS3 and people who are interested in watching movies in HD.
and it wont, unless the price drops to make them more compareable to DVD
that to increased PS3 sales since the fall of HD-DVD. Even if the standalone players are pricey the PS3 is still the same, more then reasonable, price it always was. It's better then 90% of the players anyway.
I have a PS3 but it's very hard to buy a BR disc at 30 bucks when i can get the same movie that almost looks the same for about 14 dollars.
I've never once payed 30 dollars for a BD. I just got I Am Legend for 18 bucks and it's in perfect condition.
So it won ? and the format War is Over ? . . . . . What a stupid article. Hits whoring.
Their opinion matters not. No one can predict the future. Go spend 6 hours downloading on 360 or keep watching movies on youtube.
(Go spend 6 secs downloading on 360 or keep watching movies on youtube.) There fixed it for you!
what were you downloading, an icon or something?
Well i can truely say i can start a DL of a movie and in about 6 to 15 sec i can start watching! As for the lenght of the DL its always done long before the movie even ends so the 6 hour thing is more out there than i am. Get over it people! Even when the sizes of the movies get to Bluray sizes it still won't be any longer than just afew mins before you can start watching. I'm willing to bet 5 mins tops for the slow speed guys before you can start the movie. Even if its alittle longer the 6 hour comment is just a troll wish!
Bluray will never be stuck at the current 50GB...there will be 100 GB and 200 GB discs....DVD will never get to these capcitiy levels..neither will Digital Distribtution...How are you going to download a 50GB movie....100 Gb movie? 200 GB movie?
No you will never...even if you have (2) 1 tb drives in your computer....you will never have a terrabyte drive in your xbox 360...even with a 15 meg download connection...it will take hours to download a 50GB 1080p movie...
The most you will ever see in the next 3 years is 720p compressed movies...that are less than 5 gb in space, this will work...but its not true HD in sound or picture. If you spent the money on a nice 1080p 52 inch 120HZ HDTV, you will want to see true HD...meaning Bluray.
Would've made more of an impact if HD DVD had beaten Blu Ray. Then the PS3 would have ONE more thing looming over its head. And I'd be an unhappy PS3 owner had that happened. Unhappy indeed.
Ugh, stop beating a dead, smelly horse who's corpse is about to blow.
But thats only my guess...
With all the changes going digital, consumers will need to start choosing..I do Blu!
it doens't matter to those who has huge investments in HD-DVD...
while you guys B!tch , I will be enjoying the best movies..in it's glorified HD greatness
People argue that digital Distribution is th future, but they're making it sound like it's already happening by the millions.
Yes, iTunes and other download sites are successful but still only make up a small fraction of the music industry's income with CD's still the primary source of income.
Digital Distribution IS the future, but it's going to be several years before everyone has hi-speed internet and home devices with a big enough hard drive to store all of that media.
Blu-Ray won, and it's going to be the standard for the next several years.
Another 'does Blu-ray matter?' article
Another DD article. Hey, where were these articles when the "war" raging on? Oh wait! There weren't any...Its just a bunch of HDDVD supporters with their asses feeling sore. I guess they knew that DD's was gonna take over all along, that explains all that money they blew on HDDVD's and HDDVD players /sarcasm
but the title
yes it matters
Sony marketed the PS2 as a dvd player and it sold and its going to sell PS3's for years to come
so yes it matters to Sony and all the big wigs that put their money behind it
Billions of dollars of gain makes a great first argument to your question.
sounds like a sore loser....
So what if the Patriot's lossed? Um....???
So what if Kansas beat Memphis? Um.....??
So what if the sky is BLU?.....indeed it is :)
Give the thing some time, it not going to start outselling everything instantly. With TV going digital sound, HDTV getting cheaper, Blu-ray will fit in just fine when the time is right and more importantly increased space for games which is always good.
A lot of you clearly haven't read the previous article (posted today as well) that shows that consumers are willing to pay MORE for Blu-Ray. http://www.tgdaily.com/cont... Blu-Ray is the future for the next 7-10 years, Digital Downloads is the future.... Whenever they find a solution to storage capacity issues and bandwidth issues.
but if you are a 360 supporter, 720p is ok just like the piece of crap hardware you call a nextgen console...I guess some people settle for crap and some people want the best
I GOT BANNED FROM GAMERZONE AGAAAAAAAAAAAIN... BULLLLLLLLLLSHIT... I didnt even say anything bad... GAY
What a baby
just accept it, the blu-ray won and the blu-ray is better.
dumbasses... now that hd dvd lost theres NO competition. blueray has no reason to slash its prices. its like if wii and xbox never existed the ps3 would still be 600$ right now.
Some people will not stop until both formats are side-by-side in the cemetery.
^^ Me too dude and I didn't say anything bad
yes it matters...end of story
it just doesn't end does it
These bitter folks are getting old, had HDDVD won, they would be talking about HOW BIG OF A DEAL it was. Well you lost , its over, Blue Ray will be the format for the next 10 years and DL Distribution is way over rated, get over it Blue ray = Check Mate
So what if DVD replaced VHS! The author if this article has no business sense. I am glad that it won, i enjoy the natural progression of technological change. Transformers on Blu Ray, lets get a move on people.
Blu Ray won or did you forget.
forced to link to this..... http://hornymelon.com/?p=77 DD is the future but it's no where near ready for mainstream adoption. Streaming isn't the same thing as owning. You can't watch whatever, whenever with streaming. That's what makes owning so much better. For those nights when your home alone and can pull out your copy of Spiceworld and enjoy it without ridicule.
I won't be buying any Bluray movies for awhile, until a movie really blows my mind. I have DVDs of my favorite movies and I don't see the point of spending another $25.99 for a high def copy (once i get my PS3 that is, i don't have a bluray player) I may buy Fight Club on BR (is that coming out, or is it already?) that's my favorite movie, but for me, at this point in time, DVD looks pretty good. Once the BR movie price comes down to DVD prices, I'll switch over completely. I dunno, there are movies I buy used at the video store (2 4 $20 or 4 for $20) and those are usually the movies I buy because it's only a few dollars more than renting. I know people with 100s and 100s of movies and I wonder why. It's not like you watch every one of them 4 times to get your money's worth. I'm nate, I'm drinking beer, and I approve this message.
Yes it does bloody matter you stupid stupid stupid idiot!
well... as far as the PS3 is concern it's getting some extra sells...
Will it replace DVD movies.... uhhh NO... ohh yeah... and now prices will no longer drop like they were when HD DVD was around... players will get more expensive or stay the same price.. and movies will also stay the same.. for a while...
I found funny the article posted earlier about Sony not being able to meet blu-ray players demand... companies usually say that when they are about to raise prices or not drop them.
already said that standalone players will be at 299 by the end of the year. What were you saying again ... o yeah ... not much as usual.
Two words: Sore loser
I work for a large cable company and deal with HD inquiries all the time, asking about 1080i/p which is better, what the point, etc.
the most common response I get when I say do you have a bluray player hooked up is..."a what?"
and people I do talk to who know about refuse to spend the money on a player and the movies with it anyway. and the tech people/gamers who bought a ps3, have no interest in buying the movies as they are quite tech savy and enjoy downloading for free.
and the blu ray group raising prices now that HDDVD is dead is the dumbest thing they could have done.
and don't take this the wrong way, I'm not knocking the quality in bluray whatsoever, I think it looks great and actually recommended a ps3 to a buddy of mine who was looking at the consoles, but since his primary interest was movies and little interest in playing games, ps3 was the best choice. I'm just saying that this is still an uphill battle for them, and with DD catching quickly, they don't have time to wait.
I don't know why everyone gets so defensive when blu-ray is mentioned with DD. I think we need to be a little more open minded here. With the present state of the economy, most consumers are looking for alternatives. I just took a look at hulu.com for the first time and I was quite impressed. All the movies began without buffering. I noticed the same for HD content. I was kinda skeptical, but after checking it out, I believe DD is in this fight! Even the capabilities of new software such as silverlight are amazing for their short period of time in the market.
Come on, of course it matters that BD won. It means that for the next ten years we will have BD Movies in high quality definition. Does it mean that digital downloads won't ever happen? No, it just means we have another disc format before digital downloads becomes the bigger thing. Give it time and we will see more on digital downlaods but for now and for about the next ten to fifteen years we will be seeing more BD.
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