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Old 02-16-2008, 03:27 PM   #1
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It's All Over Now, Baby Blu:

http://gizmodo.com/357311/its-offici...plug-on-hd-dvd

Time to buy some Blu Ray, then.
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Old 02-16-2008, 04:54 PM   #2
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yea, I saw that.

Oh well.
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Old 02-16-2008, 09:21 PM   #3
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I'm glad I waited. Now when I get my bonus in April, combined with the remainder I saved last year, I'll be picking up a new plasma and Blu-ray player in April.

Can't wait.
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Old 02-16-2008, 11:06 PM   #4
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Already have Blu-Ray.
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Old 02-17-2008, 01:06 AM   #5
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What's the difference between Blu-Ray and dvd? Will I need a new player to watch Perry Mason if they start releasing it in Blu-Ray?
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Old 02-17-2008, 07:46 AM   #6
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Simply put, Blu-ray is HD while DVD is not.

Any Blu-ray disc needs to be played in a Blu-ray player. However, your existing DVDs will also play in a Blu-ray player, so you wouldn't have to rush out and replace all your old DVDs at once, although they won't be in HD.
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Old 02-17-2008, 01:41 PM   #7
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Perry Mason doesn't come in HD anyway. But eventually I may have to go get a Blu-Ray player, huh?


Thanks dear.
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Old 02-18-2008, 10:55 AM   #8
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Perry Mason doesn't come in HD anyway. But eventually I may have to go get a Blu-Ray player, huh?


Thanks dear.
It'll be quite awhile yet. Blu-Ray players are super expensive, much like DVD players were when they first came out. Unless you have an HD television, I wouldn't worry about it.
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"The name Blu-ray Disc is derived from the blue-violet laser used to read and write this type of disc. Because of its shorter wavelength, substantially more data can be stored on a Blu-ray Disc than on the DVD format, which uses a red laser. A Blu-ray Disc can store 50 GB, almost six times the capacity of a DVD."

"The Blu-ray name is a combination of "blue," for the color of the laser that is used, and "ray," for optical ray. The "e" in "blue" was purposefully left off, according to the manufacturers, because an everyday word cannot be trademarked."


I would wait to buy a player with this format though, but if you want to get into the action, my suggestion would be to get a Playstation 3 since it would incorporate both gaming, and the Blu-ray technolgy.

The picture quality is superb.

I am waiting.
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The latest Panasonic model that came out at the end of 2007 is also highly recommended.
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Old 02-18-2008, 04:13 PM   #11
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I've said it since day one...

Blu Ray would win this war...




especially, since it's easier to say than HD DVD (you may see that as some joke, but it's important, really)
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Unless you have an HD television, I wouldn't worry about it.
Are there any stats on HD TVs? I honestly don't know many people who don't have one at this point. And most people I know are poor students.
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Today, there are more people who own a digital television vs. people who don't, and most of those have HD capabilities.

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More than 50 percent of U.S. households now own a digital television (DTV), according to new research released today by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®. As the nation transitions to digital television, consumers are adding DTV to their homes at a record pace.

“I am proud to announce our nation has hit this digital milestone. With 50 percent of U.S. homes able to experience the reality of digital television, we have crossed a critical threshold,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of CEA. “2008 will continue to demonstrate the growth and success of DTV, with nearly 32 million units forecasted to ship. Consumers are particularly keen to add HDTV to their homes, with high definition expected to account for 79 percent of total DTV shipments in the U.S in 2008.”
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It'll be quite awhile yet. Blu-Ray players are super expensive, much like DVD players were when they first came out. Unless you have an HD television, I wouldn't worry about it.
Now that Blu-ray has won, you'll see a slew of new players coming out over the next few months, and by the end of the year the prices will be dropping big time for the holiday season.
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I think it is fair to mention that it really doesn´t matter if you have a blu ray disc and a blu ray player if you don´t have an HD TV.
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