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toshiba stops building HD-DVD

just heard on the news that toshiba will stop building HD-DVD players. looks like the latest format war is over.
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yeah, it was posted over in the main thread. they're expected to make a formal statement this week pulling out of race. I hope hd-dvd titles go on sale for dirt cheap!!

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So HD dvd is officially Beta?




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So HD dvd is officially Beta?
Expected become Betamax this week some time.

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Good for Sony, I bet they can walk tall again after getting their Beta nuts stepped on.

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so blue ray it is huh?



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so blue ray it is huh?
looks that way, it will probably be a while till we see cheaply priced players though.

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thanks cook, you mean cheaply prices blue ray players?



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thanks cook, you mean cheaply prices blue ray players?
of course. we've already seen cheaply priced hd-dvd players, but to buy one now would be silly.

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Wondering if we will now see a bluray add on for the xbox 360




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Wondering if we will now see a bluray add on for the xbox 360
I doubt it, highly. Besides using your 360 console for movie playback is kind of silly. I'll wait for a low priced, well featured, bug free, stand alone BD player.

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I doubt it, highly. Besides using your 360 console for movie playback is kind of silly. I'll wait for a low priced, well featured, bug free, stand alone BD player.
I use mine for dvd's, its just easy.




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I doubt it, highly. Besides using your 360 console for movie playback is kind of silly. I'll wait for a low priced, well featured, bug free, stand alone BD player.
Agreed, I never understood why people went through the complexity of watching movies through a game console. What a pain.

I am hoping for a stand alone below $300 by summer.

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I use mine for dvd's, its just easy.
considering the relability track record of the 360 I prefer to use mine soley for gaming.

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of course. we've already seen cheaply priced hd-dvd players, but to buy one now would be silly.
of course, now what would you assume the market in T.V.'s? since your more up to date on this then i.

will one of these versions lcd,plasma,etc soon be dropping off the market?

i need to update all my shit within a year or less. i wanna get 1080p t.v. with at least a HDMI inlet. as you know i picked up that up scaler to get my t.v. to 1080I but i guess that only works through HDMI as the limits for component are 480p?

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I doubt it, highly. Besides using your 360 console for movie playback is kind of silly. I'll wait for a low priced, well featured, bug free, stand alone BD player.
Balmer did announce MSFT would consider an add on for Xbox. If they sell add ons for PC's, Xbox really is not that much different. I prefer a stand alone though.
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considering the relability track record of the 360 I prefer to use mine soley for gaming.
+1 use it for its intended purpose, not to mention i still cant get over the fan noise while i even play games its so noisy.



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fan noise on the 360 is too high for me too, ken. that'd drive me nuts during a movie.

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fan noise on the 360 is too high for me too, ken. that'd drive me nuts during a movie.
What.. that's what surround sound is for I kept mine in the entertainment center for a while which was a little better. The thing should be an a open area due to heat. I saw an add on fan for it at Best Buy, I bet that kicks up the sound a bit.
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What.. that's what surround sound is for I kept mine in the entertainment center for a while which was a little better. The thing should be an a open area due to heat. I saw an add on fan for it at Best Buy, I bet that kicks up the sound a bit.
fans suck. Those add on fans for the 360 should not be used either, apparently they cause more problems than they solve.

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fans suck. Those add on fans for the 360 should not be used either, apparently they cause more problems than they solve.
I still can not get over how big the power source is, weighs as much as the console. It's a great gaming system but not a media center at this point.
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I still can not get over how big the power source is, weighs as much as the console. It's a great gaming system but not a media center at this point.
Agreed. I have no need for a media center at this point anyways, and if I did I'd rather use a full blown PC to get the kind of funtionality I want. 360 is just a console for me, and it's a good one.

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Agreed, I never understood why people went through the complexity of watching movies through a game console. What a pain.

I am hoping for a stand alone below $300 by summer.
Complexity? You open the dvd case, press the open button on the 360, place the dvd in the cupholder, press the close button, and BAM, movie starts. Oh wait, you do have to hit one of the circular buttons to play to movie because of the dvd title screen.

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With walmart going bluray exclusive the other day, I am guessing there was a deal made with them to be able to offer a blu ray player very cheap in the near future. Walmart doesnt do deals like that just for the fun of it.




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With walmart going bluray exclusive the other day, I am guessing there was a deal made with them to be able to offer a blu ray player very cheap in the near future. Walmart doesnt do deals like that just for the fun of it.
I hope so.. Hopefully, they will offer some movie specials as well when you buy a player like HDDVD was.
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With walmart going bluray exclusive the other day, I am guessing there was a deal made with them to be able to offer a blu ray player very cheap in the near future. Walmart doesnt do deals like that just for the fun of it.
no they dont in fact they beat the SHIT out of all there suppliers to give them the cheapest price or fuck them they wont carry there shit.

BUT i dont care, ill never by my big ticket items at walmart like Audio video equipment



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no they dont in fact they beat the SHIT out of all there suppliers to give them the cheapest price or fuck them they wont carry there shit.

BUT i dont care, ill never by my big ticket items at walmart like Audio video equipment
Totally, they are friggin Brutal to thier suppliers!

I would buy a blu ray from them if it was a good one.




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Not like I've taken decibal readings, but it sure seams like the fans aren't noisy or work less when I'm watching an HD-DVD with the player and 360. The drive is definitely more quiet on the HD-DVD compared to the 360's internal drive.
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the problem is they dont carry the REALLY good ones. lol



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story on Bluray and MSFT.

Rumours were circulating today that Microsoft is set to dump HD DVD and bring out a Blu ray Xbox 360 by as early as May 2008. The move will allow the Company to go head to head with the Sony PS3 gaming console which has been credited with being one of the main reasons that retailers have preferred Blu-ray over Toshiba’s HD DVD.
Insiders at Microsoft in the USA have told SmartHouse that Microsoft has already configured a standalone Blu-ray player that can be connected into an Xbox 360 and that subject to internal marketing and sales approvals the model could be on sale within 3 months.

The Company has also been working on a built in Blu-ray player however insiders are claiming that Microsoft see the HD format battle moving online with consumers offered 1080p movie and content files as a download as opposed to having to buy a HD DVD or Blu-ray disc.

Both Intel and Microsoft have been supporters of the HD DVD format that is set to be killed off this week.

Late last week US Media Centre maker Niveus dumped HD DVD in favour of Blu-ray.

The Company VP of marketing Brian Paper said that Niveus had received support from Microsoft and Intel when implementing HD DVD. The format wasn't pushed on Niveus, he said, adding that the commitment in both Intel and Microsoft "isn't religious for HD DVD".

Michael Ephraim the Managing Director of Sony Computer Entertainment said: "We would welcome Microsoft to the Blu-ray stable. In fact it is quite logical for them as the PS3 has been very succesful in driving consumers to Blu-ray. In fact we believe that it has done more to win the format war than traditional Blu-ray player".

When asked whether Sony would grant Microsoft a Blu-ray licence he said: "That is up to Sony Corporate but I see no reason why they would not do it".

During CES 2006 the then Microsoft's Xbox corporate VP of worldwide marketing and publishing Peter Moore told Japanese site ITmedia that a Blu-ray Xbox 360 peripheral could appear for the system if the need arises. Moore admitted that Microsoft isn't sure of the next-generation format war's outcome, with the worst-case scenario being a repeat of the Beta vs. VHS war of the '80s.

However, he suggested that whatever the outcome of the HD-DVD/Blu-ray war, the Xbox 360 can adopt the dominant format since its uses an external drive.





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