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PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2006 4:24 pm    Post subject: Blu-Ray DVDs and Players Reply with quote

this pisses me off.

i cannot believe that there is a different type of media for movies, etc.

I have a huge dvd collection. Now, what... am I gunna have to repurchase everything in blu-ray?

What's gunna happen in another 15 years???

I am truely pissed!
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2006 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, don't get too riled up. To take advantage of BluRay and HD DVD players, you need a TV that supports 1080p. There are currently only three available on the market, and they run about $10K and up.

In addition, using a BluRay or HD DVD player on a TV that's not 1080p, like the plasma/LCD/LCOS models now, the quality of the new discs vs an upsampled standard DVD are extrememly close. Most people wouldn't be able to see the diff.

I have over 500 DVDs, so I know what you are feeling. But, I am not even worried about jumping on the bandwagon for many years.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Both Blu-Ray and HD-DVD decks play standard DVD's (and reportedly do a pretty nice job of upconverting them), so your collection is perfectly useable in transitioning to the new formats.

Nothing forcing you to repurchase, well, other than the stark comparison of poorer image quality on a good display.

But probably worth sitting out until one of the two new formats croaks.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 5:06 am    Post subject: a major difference Reply with quote

Microsoft will have HD DVD players in future xBox 360's, while the PS3 will have Blu-Ray.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

David Pogue has a great article on this subject in today's NY Times (free registration required):

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/22/technology/22pogue.html

The basic message? Even early adopters should be sitting this out for now.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

picaman wrote:
David Pogue has a great article on this subject in today's NY Times (free registration required):

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/22/technology/22pogue.html

The basic message? Even early adopters should be sitting this out for now.

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I swear to god, that guy must be a writing machine. He's probably already done with the The Missing Manual Leopard Edition. Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 11:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agreed, does that guy have a life outside writing, I mean seriously, I don't see how he even finds time to write all the stuff he does, and plus have a social life...

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2006 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

devo wrote:
He's probably already done with the The Missing Manual Leopard Edition. Laughing


Ha. I'm sure he's finished up with that, and has moved on to 10.6, whichever cat that is.

I like his writing though, and have since he wrote for MacUser/Macworld (can't remember which) back in the day.

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