slomo007 wrote: Yoda wrote: Coppermine wrote:
slomo007 wrote:From what I've ready about Blu-Ray it sounds like their "lead" has been padded extremely by the free movies they gave away with their PS3 launch. Each PS3 had a free movie in it, so when they say they have sold however many Blu-Ray movies, they're including the total they gave away to make it sound better.
I don't know which will win, but I think it's more even than Sony wants us to believe.
I can see that too; it's definitely up in the air, but it depends on what movie studios go with and which is most compatible.
Don't be surprised if you start seeing HD-DVD/BluRay players at some point either.
I think they have a dual player already but it's pretty pricey. Just wondering if it is worth getting one this year.
By Christmas I think it will be decided. It's only been about 6 months since the PS3 launched. It will be pretty much decided in the Fall I'm guessing.
I think it will be much longer than that unless hybrid players become the norm. Currently there's only one hybrid player available from LG (as I found Googling) which has some significant drawbacks as a player itself.
The thing is, as much fun as it is to be an early adopter, it's almost never a sound financial decision. New electronics only get cheaper and better as time goes on and when there are competing formats, one is almost always the loser. I doubt it will be decided by Christmas, since there is only expected to be one other hybrid player on the market by then from Samsung.
Yeah, also, $1,300 for the player. That's not far from how much DVD players went for when they first came out.
Another interesting fact; DVD player ownership overtook VCR player ownership for the first time... in 2006.
I've read several articles about how HD-DVD actually has a better picture than Blu-Ray AND their players are considerably cheaper. But one thing that everyone agrees on is that this format war won't be decided soon.
It's also certainly not even worth considering unless you have a 1080p, HD television with a killer sound system.
If you're a battery, you're either working or you're dead....