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This would be a tough sale for me, Pretty annoyed at this whole HD-Blu-DVD-Ray fiasco.!
hddvd is dead and I didn't know that n4g could be used for advertising
Considering the HD DVD add-on is only a very basic HD DVD player it not worth it.If the add-on could be used for games had support for HDMI/DTS audio/lossless sound then it may be worth it.As it is only a HD DVD movie player it's too expensive.PS3 is a better option as its a high end Blu-ray player and Nex Gen console that supports Blu-ray for both games and movies.PS3 also supports HDMI/DTS audio/lossless audio all as standard.
You remind me of this sales rep at CompuUSA the other day. I went to get a network switch and they didn't have what I was looking for. Then the guy goes on saying, "We have a great deal on printers..." the first thing that came into my mind was "You @*&#*&er I came to get one thing and you offering me something else?" Well, samething here. ".PS3 is a better option as its a high end Blu-ray player and Nex Gen console that supports Blu-ray for both games and movies" If blu-ray could play HD DVD movies than it would make sense. Anybody looking for an HD DVD player will not buy a blu-ray player. Also, anybody owning a 360 already will not pay $600 just to play HD movies when they can pay $180 for it. If someone that already owns an xbox 360 buys a PS3 it will not be to play HD movies; intead it will be to play the games. We are talking about an add-on. People buying this already have an xbox 360; meaning $180 it's the obvious choice over $600.
I was just going to say that. Since when does the Ps3 play hd-dvds. Theres different movies for each format. And i wouldnt exactly say spending another $400 for another option is a better choice unless your planning on using it for gaming.
Bought it for £129 in the uk and have not looked back, the quality is amazing and I am really happy with it. The two best quality movies I have bought for it are universal movies funnily enough. I can't afford a blu ray player, so it's ideal as I already bought a 360 a year ago.
i got one as soon as they came out and i couldnt be happier, i can use it on my 360 AND on my computer. i'd like to see anyone find something out there for cheaper that can do the same thing. HD_DVD is FAR from dead. soon there will be $250 standalones on the market and then we will see what format the general public buys into.
Ever since I bought my HD DVD add on...I have been amazed at the difference. 1080p movies is spectacular. And with it being a litle over 150 and the movies look and sound better than the blu ray movies do on my 600 dollar ps3....WOW...Its a must have for anyone with a HD television. 6 times the detail of regular dvd's and notibly better than blu ray movies.
and thats that.
cant be bothered spending more just to watch under-performing HDDVD movies (hooked up with noisiest console i ever had). PS3 has built-in Bluray player and it is quiet, perfect for enjoying watching HD movies. PS3 is my main priority for movie watching.
dont use it too much for playing movies or you'll burn your drive out. That goes for any console.
Following on my topic, i don't even like a stand alone HDDVD player. I mean, look at the image above, it looks even uglier (looks like a fake book gathering dust) Why didnt Microsoft integrate it in xbox 360? oh wait a minute, microsoft was too greedy to wait, and decided to release xbox360 anyway. I supported Blu-Ray since seeing it in demonstration. I predicted that it would fare well. Now im hearing news that more and more Blu-ray movies coming out, thanks to tons of studios. Recently, an Aussie retailer decided to release just Bluray. Seems HD DVD going downhill.
cuz watching movies is all you can do with your bluray player. My xb360 doesnt make much noise which can be distracting while watching movies or playing game. I guess you watch movies in Library.
very difficult to support hd dvd because of the lack of studio support for it . THe top 3 movies of last year is made by the blu ray backers its a telling fact
I myself bought the hd dvd add on for my 360 in a word FANTASTIC and its a bargain to boot,i cant fault it, the PQ is stunning to behold and thats through my component cable,ive seen some blue ray demos running and i have to say am way more impressed with HD DVD is just looks better, colours sharpness depth of field all look better on HD DVD which is strange really as sony seems to be sprouting all this BS that blue rays the superior format,all i can say sony is show me this superior product because from were am standing HD DVDS picture QUALITY looks to be the better format,but of course blue rays still using mpeg 2. The plot gets more interesting when you consider who has patents on what. Sony, as you might expect, has its fingers in the MPEG-2 pie, along with more than 20 other companies. Maybe "fingers" isn't the right word. Sony has more than 140 patents related to MPEG-2. Could the original motivation behind Blu-ray may have been about embracing MPEG-2 for HD all along? After all, one thing about MPEG-2 is clear: HD content cannot fit on DVD9 using MPEG-2, although it could be possible with H.264 or VC-1. The fact remains: Sony has incentive to stick with MPEG-2, and Blu-ray gives them the space.
I buy systems for gaming not for watching movies, that is of course a bonus and one of the extra features a game console has. their are some ppl who might buy the systems for hd movies, i think few. but anyone who is buying this 360 add on or buying the ps3 and bragging about that it has a built in blue ray player and its quiter etc. I own a 360, i have not bought this for one reason. ONE OF THESE ARE GOING TO DIE, HD DVD OR BLUE RAY one of these formats will loose, anyone bragging about the ps3 built in blue ray player or the 360 add on and its only 200, well basically anyone who has bought one has invested in a product that will be dead in the future. I do want to buy the 360 hd dvd add on, but at the same time i wont. A few months ago HD DVD was winning, but now even by just sitting at home and commercials playing i have noticed more blu ray movies commercials, so now it seems like blue ray is on top. However keep in mind their is no standard yet. The only good news about the 360 is that it is an option and i dont have to pay all the extra money for something that might die out in the market place, and the other bonus. Microsoft has stated that if hd dvd ends up loosing they are prepared to release a blue ray add on for the 360, tha bad news: and if that happens well 360 consumers have now bought a 360 console $$$, an hd dvd add on $$$, and if blue ray wins more $$$$ My suggestion is to wait until one of these formats is the standard. BUT hey if u have the money to do as u please, then do so, I would LOL.
have already chosen a winner for us, unfortunately its Blu-Ray. Should have been both, are better yet one universal HD format.
...because HD-DVD is dying...
A cheaper PS3 in Japan Because it's dying...
This is the second price drop/sale PS3 had in it's own bread winning home front, in just a few months.
because Xbox 360 is slaughtering PS3 in Japan HAHA
#12 nice logic. Stand alone Blu-ray players are coming down to $500(low quality BR player's being out performed by game console's) because Blu-ray can't keep up it's current sale's spike for the long hall, See i can use that logic too.
Why are you guys even that bothered by HD-DVD selling like crap? It goes to show the kind of fanboys you are. Microsoft has no real ties with HD-DVD yet you defend it like your own blood purely because its in competition with Sony. Smooth
Actually, it has nothing to do with fanboyism (at least for most of us 360 owners who also back HD DVD). The reason why we are bothered by it and wish it to succeed is that there exists at this moment an add-on which merely costs ~200$. We wish to see HD DVD succeed largely for the fact that it is, economically speaking, the wisest next generation movie format for us to support (some may also support it because they believe it to be superior to BR) -- it has NOTHING to do with it competing with Sony.
is sony thrusting formats down our throats. Betamax, umd, sony memory sticks, minidisc (or whatever) etc. Although BR is being backed by many more but what the general feedback is that its quality is inferior to HDs. So y the F&K, as consumers, we have to suffer. Im rooting for HD all the way till it either disappears or wins the format war.
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