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[7]: Blu-Ray eh?
by kaiwai on Sat 5th Jan 2008 14:41 UTC 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[8]: Blu-Ray eh?
by aliquis on Sat 5th Jan 2008 14:51 in reply to "RE[7]: Blu-Ray eh?"
aliquis Member since:
2005-07-23

Noone want to play movies with their console anyway, and the Wii probably haven't got powerful enough hardware to play the content, not to mention it may also lack encrypted DVI/HDMI. And the external drive would probably cost almost as much as a real player anyway.

Not to mention the GPU are probably not capable of doing HD either, so it would just be the only HD-DVD-player which required a Wii to work aswell, great! And it would have to have all its hardware onboard anyway.

Edited 2008-01-05 14:58

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RE[9]: Blu-Ray eh?
by kaiwai on Sat 5th Jan 2008 14:55 in reply to "RE[8]: Blu-Ray eh?"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Noone want to play movies with their console anyway, and the Wii probably haven't got powerful enough hardware to play the content, not to mention it may also lack encrypted DVI/HDMI. And the external drive would probably cost almost as much as a real player anyway.


Hang on, you go from one extreme to another; firstly your side say that BluRay wins because of all the PS3's out there, and the other side you're saying that it doesn't matter if it comes with the console - which one is it?

As for the external drive, its IIRC US$179 for the XBox - who knows how cheap it could be with the combined user base of XBox 360 + Wii.

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