The Blu-Ray has now been dismissed by Universal Studios, Craig Kornblau explains why the HD-DVD will win the next-gen DVD war.
Great story! When will sony learn?
Universal Studios has always been exclusive supporter of HD-DVD, so this non-news story hardly comes as a surprise. The list of moviestudios exclusively supporting Blu-Ray is longer, as is the list of hardware manufacturers.
This is unproven technology burning when it rolls out to early, to expensive, and to weak. Sony just got kicked in the balls! Again!
Dismissed before its even had a chance to start! thats gotta hurt!
The review mentioned how people who've seen BluRay and HD-DVD playing the same movies agree that HD-DVD is technically superior in most every aspect, so it's not like BluRay wasn't in the equation. Also, BluRay drives and discs are technically available in some places... so it is on the market (sort of).
Wow...that's a big win for HD-DVD, espescially Universal Studios, their one of the biggest, this looks bad for the Blu-ray and most certainly won't help people want to buy a PS3 or Blu-ray player considering now that a huge chunk of movies are only for HD-DVD, obviously HD-DVD still has a way to go because Blu-ray still has more backers, but this announcement that Universal is only backing HD-DVD will no doubt make other studios consider backing both formats knowing that now if people consider Blu-ray players/movies theirs that drawback of a company like Universal not backing the Blu-Ray which most certainly makes the case for Blu-ray having all the movies a little less true
if Toshiba publicly shunned Blu-Ray... not very surprising. Let's se what happens, when by the end of 2007 ten times as many Blu-Ray players will have shipped.
Hey, cant you say the samething about UMD sales, we got a UMD player with every psp (tens of millions) but I dont see UMDs selling well. Want to know why, it's quite logical. Why would anyone buy a movie that would only play in the ps3, same for the UMD. You can argue that a standalone player is available, but thats $1000 which is more than out of the way for the average consumer. As you see sony is putting blu-ray players into the hands of people that mostly don't care for high definition media (blu-ray or hd-dvd). The way microsoft did it with the xbox 360, is the same way they did the xbox with DVD movie playback, it's also the samething that the wii is doing. Only the people interested will pay for the addition playback.
This is what I don't get (maby someone can clue me in). How is blueray able to handle to PS3 High-def games, but it is unable to handle movies in High-def? It just doesn't make sense to me.
Ofcourse Blu-Ray is capable of the same quality as HD-DVD... In fact the sound-quality of Blu-Ray is better because of the standards supported and the amount of bitrate eventually available on Blu-Ray will make better image quality possible as well. Both standards support the same codecs, except for sound where Blu-Ray is superior. The problem for now lies in, that only one Blu-Ray player is out there, and they've made a couple of mistakes on that. So now it's not really HD-DVD vs Blu-Ray, but Toshiba 1st gen vs Samsung 1st gen. In 6 months time, when only players from RCA and Toshiba are available on the HD-DVD side, and players from Samsung, Sony, Philips, Panasonic, etc. are available on the Blu-Ray side, the battlefield will have changed.
How many bluray games have you played. Sony fanboys would complain don`t knock it till you try well hell don`t praise untill you play it either. All you have seen is rendered vids and pics. Sony is notorious for doctoring images.
universal has never supported blue ray !!! they supported hd-dvd all the time ! so whats the reason of this article ? bashing !
Considering Blu-ray has 7 out 8 of the major movie studio's,this would'nt matter.Once Blu-ray wins they will support Blu-ray.PS3/Blu-ray are the future.
Your telling me universal is not big. They are one of the biggest movie producing companies in the world. Movies like Fast and the Furious, Lord of the Rings, King Kong, Miami Vice and many more. 7/8 is pretty big for sony but they are missing a huge chunk still and the ones that are exclusive to sony are the ones owned by sony. The other such as Warner Bros and Paramount are neutral and release titles on both formats.
i cant believe that this bashing post has been approved. i can also send a bashing article about the xbox360 and say: columbia shuns hd-dvd, hd-dvd is dead, and so xbox360.
what has universal studios to do with the ps3 you moron ? thats the reason i wrote my comment you fool.
The ps3 has everything to do with blue ray, after all thats want the ps3 was made for; blue ray first and gaming second.
But you see, if HD-DVD dies, the 360 is fine. If Blu-ray dies... well... sony's dead. DEAD.
achira, everything you type is bashing someone who doesn't think the same as you.
Neither HD DVD nor Blu-ray can offer movie titles from all Eight of the top movie studio's. That means buyers of one disc player may be prevented from watching a movie from a studio that doesn't support the format. Seven studios currently back Blu-ray, while three support HD DVD, and two of those also support Blu-ray. Only Universal Studios supports HD DVD exclusively.
Bluray is just unreliable and expensive, the ps3 delay is purely down to not being able to manufacture enough working drives. The ps3 sales will not significantly increase the sale of bluray movies, games players have never used their games machine as the primary player. I think HD DVD will rightly become the movie format, while bluray will sit at the heart of the playstation 3's games division.
LMAO!!Isn't Universal on the HD-DVD board of directors...or something like that?!I would have never thought they'll bash Blu-ray!*end sarcasm*
sure wannabe surfer!
We won't get to see blockbuster films like jurasick Park, the Hulk, ET, my god this is serious i thk MS have just one this war, listen up you silly MS fanboys lol this is the stupidist article ever, in case you haven't noticed i was being sarcastic at the start so hey just think of all the film companies backing Blu Ray as they will have like 100 movies out when HD-DVD has like 10 lol!
its sad people r comparing the discs but anyway i wanted to say its bad when 14/18 comments come from the fanboys and im talking all 360 ps3 bluray and hd i dont really care it all matters which 1 is better when u watch it like if u like the movie u will buy it but spending 1000 dollers or 600 for a dvd player is a big step i mean u can buy microsofts external hddvd dirve for 100 when it ships but comparing whta format is better is childish
"Also the Blu-ray cropping issues, increased noise or artifacting and darker overall color casting." why would anyone support blu-ray? its more expensive and apparently has problems. most people dont even own hd tvs, so to say the ps3 will solve the "only one blu-ray player on the market" issue is assuming people dont mind paying 600 for a ps3 and another 300 (at least) for a hdtv . so you spend 900 before you even have a game to play or a movie to watch. all that plus buying 1 game and 1 movie, you'd spend over a thousand dollars? thats the solution? and to #14 im pretty sure the ms hd drive is 200, but i might be wrong. but at least its optional and not mandatory.
when i said " spending 1000 dollers or 600 for a dvd player " i meant to say a blueray player
This is a non issue but it is funny to see the fan boys go crazy.
I dont care how you flip it. Universal Studios is important, and not having it on your movie selection would suck.
The only thing that matters is this: "in terms of image quality HD DVD came out ahead of Sony's Blu-Ray. Also the Blu-ray cropping issues, increased noise or artifacting and darker overall color casting." And that's so true. Especially when you look at the compression techniques BR is using, old and outdated, HD-DVD though and the 360 add-on is getting new compression methods. BR will loose and the PS3 will have an overexpensive non standard medium as a drive for the games... Shame that it added so much on the cost price of the console and it's not nescessary for games at all. 22 GB games are the result of lame programming, too much CGI material shown instead of real HD ingame graphics and just nescessary advertorial info for Sony to talk the BR into the gameconsole
If Microsoft had games on HD DVD and said they needed it because of Halo having 22GB of content. You and all the other 360 fanboys would be all talking sh*t about how great this game would be and that even compressed it still takes OMG 22GBs the Pshitty3 can't handle this kinda gome blah blah blah. Also don't tell me that's BS and you wouldn't because the FACT is that you would but what's really funny is that you never will be able to brag about that because your 360 games are forever limited to 9GBs of content. That may not effect you now but in a year or two when developers find out how much better games can look with more detailed content and larger levels then you'll be begging MS to make the HD DVD play games aswell. Of be forced to buy huge HD's to store downloaded games which will take an a$$ load of time and space.
No I would not and I'll explain to you why. I like my game console to do just what it says. Play games. I don't want my game console to be a videoplayer. I buy high quality standalone drives no low quality build in hardware, which is new technology with child deseases, production problems and the worst thing: NOT EVEN A STANDARD. I won't buy a HD-DVD add-on before it takes off. I am wise on that part, to save the money untill the time I think it is worth buying or cheap enough. In contrary, Sony fans are pushed to pay for something they don't need. It's not the audience that are buying BR movies on large scale. People that are movienuts buy a high quality stand alone player. Furthermore, the other point you think is nescessary, the capacity of the drive. Just look at last gen: 98% of all games did fit on a SL-DVD, which is 4,7 GB at max. Even better, almost the same percentage was about 2 to 3 GB. 1% was 3 to 4,7 GB and 1 % was DL-DVD at max. And even then, the largest game was Ralli Sport Challenge 2 with 6 GB or so. And MS even managed to put video's with those games for upcoming games so I guess easily they could cut some hundreds of MB's if nog a complete GB. The average growth of the data over 5 years in last gen came from average just under 2 GB's to at most a bit over 3 GB to max 4 GB. That's about twice the amount of data. The current launch next gen games are about a SL-DVD. Seen the past growth and added the new programming and compression methods (have you seen the 96 KB 3D game?) the BR disc seems useless even in 3 to 5 years. And when 1% of the new gen games becomes larger then one DL-DVD, is there a problem to use 2 DL-DVD's for that small percentage of games compared to the very high costs and added sales price of a gaming console? I don't think so. I'd rather have a special made GPU like the 360 has where they put the money in, then a standardized Nvidia GPU the cheap way and get an overexpensive, non standard, child desease having, non used BetaBluRay player just to fill Sony's pockets
Them issue's u have with Blu-ray are only cos of Samsung's Blu-ray had problems,they hav been sorted.
So everyones excuse is that blue ray wasn't ready and just you wait... isn't that what we've been doing and why should we have to wait if the product is already out and another coming out soon? Do we still wait? Or are we going to buy blindly becuase it's only a matter of time when this will be the winner? That seems the be the theme for most sony people.. we say sure it's not good NOW but just wait it's gonna rock 2-3 years down the road... so if it's gonna rock 2-3 years why not have sony come out with the ps3 2-3 years down the road then seeing that even the highest sony fans say it's gonna take that long