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    HD DVD or Blu-Ray?

    If I was to fit a new drive to my home media PC which would be better, in terms of survivability and availability. A quick look around shows Blu-Ray to be far more prevelant and widely available, whilst HD drives are almost non existant.

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    Re: HD DVD or Blu-Ray?

    before i even read your post, blue-ray would have to be my first choice. sony will rule the world... again..

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    Re: HD DVD or Blu-Ray?

    You could get a dual-format drive in case Blu-Ray goes the way of Minidisc and Betamax.

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    Re: HD DVD or Blu-Ray?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ric_
    You could get a dual-format drive in case Blu-Ray goes the way of Minidisc and Betamax.
    Does that mean he'd have to get his media in both formats :P

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    Re: HD DVD or Blu-Ray?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ric_
    You could get a dual-format drive in case Blu-Ray goes the way of Minidisc and Betamax.
    Yes, but dual format drives are £400+. The others are about £120.

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    Re: HD DVD or Blu-Ray?

    I personally would wait a little longer.
    But if you can't I'd go Blu-Ray

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    Re: HD DVD or Blu-Ray?

    The external HD-DVD drive for the XBOX 360 works on any PC afaik.

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    Re: HD DVD or Blu-Ray?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box
    Quote Originally Posted by Ric_
    You could get a dual-format drive in case Blu-Ray goes the way of Minidisc and Betamax.
    Yes, but dual format drives are £400+. The others are about £120.
    Wait a while and that £400 will eventually come down to something more affordable.

    The whole HDDVD vs bluray debate is pretty irrelevant anyway. With the relatively low cost of HDD technology and the numerous options for large capacity PVR's and DVR's watching or recording anything on optical media is soooo passe. Anyway the byword for HD optical has always been DRM.
    Why dance to the tune of the film studios who insist on the need for this crap.

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    Re: HD DVD or Blu-Ray?

    I would stay awau from Blu-Ray unless I was held at gunpoint.

    Marketing, as always, it Sony's only forte. Technology, is not.

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    Re: HD DVD or Blu-Ray?

    Seeing as I got Blu-ray in my PS3 I'm going to use that.

    It also means I could preorder the special "Deckard Briefcase" version of Blade Runner from Amazon US, as the blu-ray version has no region restriction (quite a lot don't) and the uk edition doesn't come with the case anymore (sigh).

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    Re: HD DVD or Blu-Ray?

    Sounds strange, but wait untill you see which format the porn industry take, serious. Thats usually the decider as they produce an untold percentage of the media market in USA and it reflects on most other countries lol.

    ps= dcmccoy, EVE-Online avatar?

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    Re: HD DVD or Blu-Ray?

    Quote Originally Posted by Psymon
    ps= dcmccoy, EVE-Online avatar?
    It is

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    Re: HD DVD or Blu-Ray?

    Sounds strange, but wait untill you see which format the porn industry take,
    HA HA HA HA HA - wise words and so true.....

    Dam my Phillips VT2000 video recorder.....

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    Re: HD DVD or Blu-Ray?

    Sounds strange, but wait untill you see which format the porn industry take
    This is true. Betamax lost out because Sony refused to licence porn.....
    Guess who needs to licence porn for blue ray....

    Better get an HD player for my new xbox!!!

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