Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 5th Jan 2008 04:08 UTC
Multimedia, AV While this might be a bold statement, all things point to this. Blu-Ray was already winning in market share slowly but surely, and today's Warner decision to go BD-only puts the final nails into this HD format war as Warner is the biggest movie distributor. The HD-DVD Group didn't seem to know about Warner's decision and they canceled their CES conference out of the blu tonight, amidst making vague references to possible legal action. My take: I wish Blu-Ray had a region-free policy like HD-DVD does. Living in USA today but one day moving to Europe, it will have an impact in my media library.
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RE[5]: Blu-Ray eh?
by kaiwai on Sat 5th Jan 2008 08:33 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Blu-Ray eh?"
kaiwai
Member since:
2005-07-06

Ideally it'd be nice to see Microsoft sell Xbox 360's with HD-DVD drives as standard, but I doubt that'll happen.


Well, there are rumours they might do a refresh; I'm surprised they haven't done that yet, or bought in a 'XBox 360 HD Deluxe Pack" loaded with an DVD drive pre-installed along with 5 free movies (or something to that effect).

For me, I'm looking at getting a Nintendo Wii; what would really kill the BluRay is if Nintendo and Microsoft work together and come out with an HD-DVD drive for Nintendo - then Nintendo start releasing HD-DVD games for it.

Edited 2008-01-05 08:35

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RE[6]: Blu-Ray eh?
by aliquis on Sat 5th Jan 2008 14:28 in reply to "RE[5]: Blu-Ray eh?"
aliquis Member since:
2005-07-23

lol, and why the f--k would Nintendo fit the drive of the failing format in the Wii? Not to mention 8.5GB of storage space in a console which is more or less a Gamecube which only had 1.5GB of storage space is plenty. All the textures and stuff will be smaller on the Wii so why would it need HD-DVD or blu-ray? Not to mention it would raise the price aswell.

Craptastic HD-DVD/Microsoft fanboy.

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RE[7]: Blu-Ray eh?
by kaiwai on Sat 5th Jan 2008 14:41 in reply to "RE[6]: Blu-Ray eh?"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

lol, and why the f--k would Nintendo fit the drive of the failing format in the Wii? Not to mention 8.5GB of storage space in a console which is more or less a Gamecube which only had 1.5GB of storage space is plenty. All the textures and stuff will be smaller on the Wii so why would it need HD-DVD or blu-ray? Not to mention it would raise the price aswell.

Craptastic HD-DVD/Microsoft fanboy.


Could you please tone down the mouth frothing and head spinning - this is a forum for debate, not for you to air you dirty laundry of anti-Microsoft zealotry.

Who said about replacing the format in Wii; the HD-DVD drive for XBox 360 is an external drive; I'm sure that the Wii has a port which allows expansion if need be.

If an HD-DVD player can be added, then it would open the possibility of it being used as a HD-DVD player for HD-DVD content - which increases the pool of possible customers which HD-DVD producers can aim their movies at.

Again, less mouth foaming, more mature debate please.

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RE[6]: Blu-Ray eh?
by johnboyholmes on Sun 6th Jan 2008 00:52 in reply to "RE[5]: Blu-Ray eh?"
johnboyholmes Member since:
2005-11-16

But selling HD players is the last thing MS & Nintendo want to do. The want to sell games and make money off the software. Software is where they recoup their margin.

Their hardware has never been very profitable.

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