Darkforum.com - Dark Stories, Dark Art, Poetry, Photography, Debates and Discussions
Home Register FAQ
Go Back   Darkforum.com - Dark Stories, Dark Art, Poetry, Photography, Debates and Discussions > Discussions > Topic Discussions
Reload this Page Is HD-DVD dead now?
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-16-08   #1
Uncletiggs
DF's Dirty 'ol Man
Admin
 
Uncletiggs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Hiding in the shadows
Posts: 11,229
Uncletiggs will become famous soon enough
Credits: 218,114
Is HD-DVD dead now?

in an article from todays NY Times...

Quote:
Because movie and entertainment technology has become integrated into a range of consumer electronics, the high-definition movie format war has created unusually wide-ranging alliances. The battle included, for example, video game companies; Microsoft has backed the HD DVD standard and sold a compatible player to accompany its Xbox 360 video game console.

Sony has pushed vigorously for the Blu-ray standard, not just because it is a patent holder of the technology, but also because it has integrated the standard into PlayStation 3. Sony has argued that consumers will gravitate to the PlayStation 3 because of the high-definition movie player.
The link.. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/16/te...html?th&emc=th

Does this mean i'm going to have to buy a new DVD player for TV and my Computer?
__________________
Beware the ex's.. They ARE out to get you...

Nice guys finish last
It isn't just a saying.. It's a fact of life!

Those things that produced your ex......you know, the bitchmakers! Metagion

If you have sex with a prostitute against her will, is it considered rape or shoplifting?

You're not who you are, you're only what other people think you are

Your more Delusional than you think I am! {Duck Dodgers}
is Offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-08   #2
Crypt
___
 
Crypt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Canada
Posts: 9,296
Crypt is on a distinguished road
Credits: 132,985
Would appear so... I would just stick to regular DVD
__________________
You can look at it as a metaphor for the fleeting nature of human life, or just chalk it up to my being a sick, bloodthirsty monster. Either way, it's all the same.

I refuse to have a battle of wits with an unarmed person

" It is easier to write words on water then to try to use argument on a christian"
is Offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-08   #3
Uncletiggs
DF's Dirty 'ol Man
Admin
 
Uncletiggs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Hiding in the shadows
Posts: 11,229
Uncletiggs will become famous soon enough
Credits: 218,114
But are they going to keep making regular DVDs?
Hell, I've lived through BETA, VHS, and normal DVD already..
not to mention, albums, 8 track, cassette, and Cd's..
I'm tired of having to pay mega bucks for new systems.. Or waiting with my old stuff till the prices finally drop.
__________________
Beware the ex's.. They ARE out to get you...

Nice guys finish last
It isn't just a saying.. It's a fact of life!

Those things that produced your ex......you know, the bitchmakers! Metagion

If you have sex with a prostitute against her will, is it considered rape or shoplifting?

You're not who you are, you're only what other people think you are

Your more Delusional than you think I am! {Duck Dodgers}
is Offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-08   #4
Crypt
___
 
Crypt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Canada
Posts: 9,296
Crypt is on a distinguished road
Credits: 132,985
They are still making regular DVD's.. I think they will be until there is a final concensus of what the next generation format is going to be. Neither has lived up to what they have promised, with bad conversions or just poor quality. Yes there are a lot of good conversions and good qualtiy, but there is no clear winner here and well to be honest till both formats are fixed I don't think regular DVD's are going anywhere.

I have also lived through 8 track-tape-cd-mp3, vhs & beta-dvd-next gen...so your not the only one thats getting ick of it.
__________________
You can look at it as a metaphor for the fleeting nature of human life, or just chalk it up to my being a sick, bloodthirsty monster. Either way, it's all the same.

I refuse to have a battle of wits with an unarmed person

" It is easier to write words on water then to try to use argument on a christian"
is Offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-08   #5
Nox noctis Umbra
Proud papa
 
Nox noctis Umbra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 5,535
Nox noctis Umbra is on a distinguished road
Credits: 96,032
Its kinda funny watching a couple of old men compare notes as to what kinds of technology they have been alive to see.
__________________
Farewell Little Brother, You Shall be Missed
1989-2007
I'm gonna kick you ass for this though
is Offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-08   #6
Uncletiggs
DF's Dirty 'ol Man
Admin
 
Uncletiggs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Hiding in the shadows
Posts: 11,229
Uncletiggs will become famous soon enough
Credits: 218,114
Yeah kiddo, i started with 78's LOL
I am that old!!!


Hmmm, forgot the reel to reel as well! HAHAHAHAHA
__________________
Beware the ex's.. They ARE out to get you...

Nice guys finish last
It isn't just a saying.. It's a fact of life!

Those things that produced your ex......you know, the bitchmakers! Metagion

If you have sex with a prostitute against her will, is it considered rape or shoplifting?

You're not who you are, you're only what other people think you are

Your more Delusional than you think I am! {Duck Dodgers}
is Offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-08   #7
Nox noctis Umbra
Proud papa
 
Nox noctis Umbra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 5,535
Nox noctis Umbra is on a distinguished road
Credits: 96,032
Yeah well just imagine making today's money with 78's prices
__________________
Farewell Little Brother, You Shall be Missed
1989-2007
I'm gonna kick you ass for this though
is Offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-08   #8
Uncletiggs
DF's Dirty 'ol Man
Admin
 
Uncletiggs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Hiding in the shadows
Posts: 11,229
Uncletiggs will become famous soon enough
Credits: 218,114
LOL i was talking about album speeds... 78's 45's 33's..
__________________
Beware the ex's.. They ARE out to get you...

Nice guys finish last
It isn't just a saying.. It's a fact of life!

Those things that produced your ex......you know, the bitchmakers! Metagion

If you have sex with a prostitute against her will, is it considered rape or shoplifting?

You're not who you are, you're only what other people think you are

Your more Delusional than you think I am! {Duck Dodgers}
is Offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-08   #9
One
Live. Love. Life. DIE!
 
One's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Ca
Posts: 14,037
One will become famous soon enough
Credits: 1,916
Yeah .. HD DVD has officially lost the battle. However, they are fighting back by lowering the cost of the machines (now $149 at Future Shop) compared to Blu-Rays $500 units.
Even though Blu-Ray has won this battle, I would not go out and buy one as I dont think they will be around in a year from now either. As Crypt said, stick with regular DVD because in the end, it will be the true winner.
There are too many costs, and too many problems with blu-ray for it to be successful. Just research Samungs latest court battles and you will know why.
is Offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-08   #10
Chaos Creator
Muthafucka
 
Chaos Creator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: all up in yo shit
Posts: 12,580
Chaos Creator is on a distinguished road
Credits: 5,183,936
I didn't read the article posted here, but I read an article yesterday saying WalMart now backs Blu-Ray, too.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
is Offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-08   #11
Shok
Low-Roller
 
Shok's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Woop woop, Australia
Posts: 1,391
Shok is on a distinguished road
Credits: 34,525
Quote:
Originally Posted by Uncletiggs View Post
LOL i was talking about album speeds... 78's 45's 33's..
...16's

I still have reel to reel tapes. Had to build a machine to listen to them though. I have "beatles - magical mystery tour" on reel to reel with original box. It may actually be worth something. They're now in mp3 format.
I have some great 78's. Frankie Laine, Bing Crosby etc etc. Putting them to mp3 wasn't easy when the player only goes 33 or 45. I had to figure out conversion ratio and all sorts of weird shit.

My first car had an 8-track. With diana ross stuck in it on fucking repeat. Boy did that thing die real quick.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
INGSOC
is Offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-08   #12
Crypt
___
 
Crypt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Canada
Posts: 9,296
Crypt is on a distinguished road
Credits: 132,985
it looks like Toshiba is going to be pulling out of the HD-DVD market, and many are saying that Blu-Ray is going to be the standard
__________________
You can look at it as a metaphor for the fleeting nature of human life, or just chalk it up to my being a sick, bloodthirsty monster. Either way, it's all the same.

I refuse to have a battle of wits with an unarmed person

" It is easier to write words on water then to try to use argument on a christian"
is Offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-08   #13
Dyshade
The King Douche
Admin
 
Dyshade's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Whispers
Posts: 22,148
Dyshade will become famous soon enoughDyshade will become famous soon enough
Credits: 804,453
I think the safe bet is on regular DVDs for at least the next ten years. Hell Blockbuster barely took VHS off their shelves 2 years ago and that has been dead for at least a dozen years
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
S.O.D.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

is Offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-08   #14
dk123
Lost Soul
 
dk123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Fish Bowl
Posts: 12,443
dk123 will become famous soon enoughdk123 will become famous soon enough
Credits: 262,974
Don't forget living through Laserdisc

Still Big in Japan. (pun intended)

Quote:
Sony has pushed vigorously for the Blu-ray standard, not just because it is a patent holder of the technology, but also because it has integrated the standard into PlayStation 3.
Whoever wrote this is a complete dickhead. "not just because"... what the fuck? do you really think they'd put something ELSE into their ps3? they put it in there BECAUSE they own the patent! fuckwit.

I don't like sony. but then again, i haven't bought either player. I could buy a HD-DVD for cheap, but I won't.

whoever said that it is all over has jumped to conclusions. WAL-MART isn't every store around the globe. it isn't "won" or whatever until there are no more HD-DVD drives or discs being manufactured.

wal-mart may have spoken, but has the Porn industry spoken yet? from what i heard, HD-DVD is alot cheaper for makers... and alot of porn companies have bought it for that reason. apparently, porn made vhs over betamax.

i still think it's way too early. then again, thats what analysists and journalists get paid to do. make speculations. so sure, they're gonna make em as soon as possible.

I agree with Dy. after all, High Definition Optical Media is only worth buying if you have a High Definition Television.

SD DVD works on even your granny's old telly. Digital may be becoming a global standard, but HD isn't. SD DVD and SD TV channels will be around for alot longer.

Last edited by dk123; 02-16-08 at 16:56.
is Offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-08   #15
One
Live. Love. Life. DIE!
 
One's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Ca
Posts: 14,037
One will become famous soon enough
Credits: 1,916
Standard DVD is the only way to go right now.
is Offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-08   #16
One
Live. Love. Life. DIE!
 
One's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Ca
Posts: 14,037
One will become famous soon enough
Credits: 1,916
oh yeah .. and Wal-Mart is on crack. If they think they can sell a crappy philips blu-ray player for $1000 when you can buy sony and samsung for half, they are only going to help KILL the format!
is Offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-08   #17
Uncletiggs
DF's Dirty 'ol Man
Admin
 
Uncletiggs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Hiding in the shadows
Posts: 11,229
Uncletiggs will become famous soon enough
Credits: 218,114
Maybe they want a coo... kill the one by "saying" they support the other, then buy the shite out of the fallen one and then change thier stand... Nice move business-wise...
__________________
Beware the ex's.. They ARE out to get you...

Nice guys finish last
It isn't just a saying.. It's a fact of life!

Those things that produced your ex......you know, the bitchmakers! Metagion

If you have sex with a prostitute against her will, is it considered rape or shoplifting?

You're not who you are, you're only what other people think you are

Your more Delusional than you think I am! {Duck Dodgers}
is Offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-08   #18
One
Live. Love. Life. DIE!
 
One's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Ca
Posts: 14,037
One will become famous soon enough
Credits: 1,916
its all about the $$$ for wal-mart.
is Offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-08   #19
Nox noctis Umbra
Proud papa
 
Nox noctis Umbra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 5,535
Nox noctis Umbra is on a distinguished road
Credits: 96,032
Yep, fuck the competition, and fuck the employees, as long as they make the big bucks
__________________
Farewell Little Brother, You Shall be Missed
1989-2007
I'm gonna kick you ass for this though
is Offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-08   #20
One
Live. Love. Life. DIE!
 
One's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Ca
Posts: 14,037
One will become famous soon enough
Credits: 1,916
yeah I heard wal-mart is quite harsh with their employees in the U.S.. They would never get away with that over here.
is Offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I've figured the "Goth" thing out... Lawson Topic Discussions 76 12-05-13 21:05
Heath Ledger Dead. dk123 Topic Discussions 70 02-18-08 12:18
MovieBitch With Harry And Kain! Harry Hard-On Entertainment 783 11-28-05 10:49
I used a quote Sire used to have in his sig: waterRTBH Topic Discussions 71 02-22-05 16:09

Recent Threads
Gun control
1 Hour Ago 19:19
Last post by JOEBIALEK
1 Hour Ago 19:19
Anybody have...
1 Day Ago 21:02
Last post by Wicked Lady
2 Hours Ago 18:41
How Do I Access the...
03-17-07 21:48
Last post by Jezrygew
4 Hours Ago 16:38
Hey fr0g
3 Days Ago 01:49
Last post by thefr0g
12 Hours Ago 08:32
Overflowing asylums
3 Weeks Ago 01:23
Last post by JeNn_DeViLz
2 Days Ago 19:27
Obama sends a letter.
3 Days Ago 21:42
Last post by Sic Simon
3 Days Ago 21:42
what surprised you today?
04-11-13 17:55
Last post by Sic Simon
3 Days Ago 21:19
Science Disproves...
11-01-10 14:38
by Pahu
Last post by Sic Simon
3 Days Ago 21:16
Whats your job?
11-20-07 14:57
Last post by Sic Simon
6 Days Ago 20:26
what have you eaten...
12-24-03 19:43
Last post by JeNn_DeViLz
1 Week Ago 10:09
Online Users: 53
0 members and 53 guests
No Members online
Most users ever online was 1928, 06-09-15 at 18:20.
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.0 RC2


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
vBulletin Skin developed by: vBStyles.com

© 2006 - 2016 Dark Forum | About Dark Forum | Advertisers | Investors | Legal | A member of the Crowdgather Forum Community