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ST:TOS  hd-dvd or blu ray  or what???

irishrebny

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Report this Jan. 11 2008, 5:48 pm

I received the HD-DVD ver of season 1 of TOS (its great and works on both HD and reg dvd players) Now I hear Paramount is switching to Blu-ray!

-will HD seasons 2 and 3 be on BR or HD  or both???

-If only on BR will the re-release season 1 on BR?

Unstoppable__Wurf

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Report this Jan. 11 2008, 6:01 pm

Quote (irishrebny @ Jan. 11 2008, 5:48 pm)
I received the HD-DVD ver of season 1 of TOS (its great and works on both HD and reg dvd players) Now I hear Paramount is switching to Blu-ray!

-will HD seasons 2 and 3 be on BR or HD ¿or both???

-If only on BR will the re-release season 1 on BR?

i sey bleu rey... blu rey awsome

Baratine

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Report this Jan. 11 2008, 6:25 pm

Quote (irishrebny @ Jan. 11 2008, 5:48 pm)
I received the HD-DVD ver of season 1 of TOS (its great and works on both HD and reg dvd players) Now I hear Paramount is switching to Blu-ray!

-will HD seasons 2 and 3 be on BR or HD ¿or both???

-If only on BR will the re-release season 1 on BR?

No one really knows...

The best thing is not to buy any High Def media or players until the major corporations tells us which one we want.

DS9TREK

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Report this Jan. 11 2008, 9:09 pm

The latest news is Paramount will support both formats for now, so season 2 will get a HD-DVD release. But beyond that who knows...

davidlotr01

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Report this Jan. 13 2008, 5:46 am

TO be honest, regular dvd format is still fine with me in most cases.
But, if you had to choose between the new high-def formats, your clear cut choice is Blu-Ray. As well as Warner Bros. switching exclusively to it (with remaining major film companies following suit), Blu-Ray and HD-DVD are nearly identical in how well the picture is, but Blu-Ray allows for much more space on each disc. This will allow many more features, accessibility, and the amount of extra/additional goodies to be included. My two cents.

captbates

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Report this Jan. 13 2008, 6:35 am

This turnaround will "hopefully" be a good thing for the consumer. There should never have been two formats in the first place, and maybe the reluctance of the public to buy into either format will kill one (or both) off.

If anyone wants to go Hi-Def but isn't sure which way to go, LG is (supposedly) launching a DUAL PLAYER, Blu-Ray and HD DVD in February, but it's not cheap, expect to pay $1200 in the US and around as many pounds in the UK.

Baratine

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Report this Jan. 13 2008, 10:29 am

Quote (captbates @ Jan. 13 2008, 6:35 am)
This turnaround will "hopefully" be a good thing for the consumer. There should never have been two formats in the first place, and maybe the reluctance of the public to buy into either format will kill one (or both) off.

If anyone wants to go Hi-Def but isn't sure which way to go, LG is (supposedly) launching a DUAL PLAYER, Blu-Ray and HD DVD in February, but it's not cheap, expect to pay $1200 in the US and around as many pounds in the UK.

"Experts" say, HD format won't take off until the average player is around 200 dollars.

Cassette tapes hung around for years until CD player prices plunged.

Sybok33

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Report this Jan. 13 2008, 10:51 am

I don't care either way. I'll never buy the HD or Blu Ray DVDs anyway. I have all 79 episodes on VHS & standard DVD. I won't downgrade to the "remasters".

DS9TREK

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Report this Jan. 13 2008, 1:29 pm

Quote (davidlotr01 @ Jan. 13 2008, 10:46 am)
Blu-Ray and HD-DVD are nearly identical in how well the picture is

They are identical.

Sybok33

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Report this Jan. 13 2008, 2:24 pm

Quote (DS9TREK @ Jan. 12 2008, 2:29 pm)
Quote (davidlotr01 @ Jan. 13 2008, 10:46 am)
Blu-Ray and HD-DVD are nearly identical in how well the picture is

They are identical.

So are standard DVDs! :laugh:

DS9TREK

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Report this Jan. 14 2008, 9:25 pm

Quote (Sybok33 @ Jan. 13 2008, 7:24 pm)
Quote (DS9TREK @ Jan. 12 2008, 2:29 pm)
Quote (davidlotr01 @ Jan. 13 2008, 10:46 am)
Blu-Ray and HD-DVD are nearly identical in how well the picture is

They are identical.

So are standard DVDs! :laugh:

Standard DVDs identical to HD-DVD and Blu-ray? No way man. The difference is HUGE.

Sybok33

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Report this Jan. 16 2008, 7:03 pm

Quote (DS9TREK @ Jan. 13 2008, 10:25 pm)
Quote (Sybok33 @ Jan. 13 2008, 7:24 pm)
Quote (DS9TREK @ Jan. 12 2008, 2:29 pm)
Quote (davidlotr01 @ Jan. 13 2008, 10:46 am)
Blu-Ray and HD-DVD are nearly identical in how well the picture is

They are identical.

So are standard DVDs! :laugh:

Standard DVDs identical to HD-DVD and Blu-ray? No way man. The difference is HUGE.

Huge is way overstating it. Better yes. But like so many, you make it sound like going from B&W to color. Now THAT was huge!

DS9TREK

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Report this Jan. 17 2008, 8:57 pm

Quote (Sybok33 @ Jan. 17 2008, 12:03 am)
Quote (DS9TREK @ Jan. 13 2008, 10:25 pm)
Quote (Sybok33 @ Jan. 13 2008, 7:24 pm)
Quote (DS9TREK @ Jan. 12 2008, 2:29 pm)
Quote (davidlotr01 @ Jan. 13 2008, 10:46 am)
Blu-Ray and HD-DVD are nearly identical in how well the picture is

They are identical.

So are standard DVDs! :laugh:

Standard DVDs identical to HD-DVD and Blu-ray? No way man. The difference is HUGE.

Huge is way overstating it. Better yes. But like so many, you make it sound like going from B&W to color. Now THAT was huge!

It's fives times better than the SD used in North America. That's pretty huge IMO. But, of course, you're right the introduction of colour was bigger. I just get sssoooooo excited by new technologies.

kirkkid7

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Report this Jan. 17 2008, 9:02 pm

Blu-ray own's hd-dvd's a$$. it's way better. :cool:

DS9TREK

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Report this Jan. 17 2008, 9:17 pm

Quote (kirkkid7 @ Jan. 18 2008, 2:02 am)
Blu-ray own's hd-dvd's a$$. it's way better. :cool:

I can't resist commenting...

I personally think HD-DVD is better. It's cheaper and more stable. And that for me is everything, I don't care that Blu-ray can hold a little more information.

It's a pity that the corporations have stepped in and chosen Blu-ray as the winner of the format war. HD-DVD was outselling Blu-ray, so clearly consumers wanted it to win...

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