Blueray vs HD-DVD

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  1. n99hockey

    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    Blueray vs HD-DVD

    i just got a new hd tv and eventually going to get a better dvd player. anyone have an opinon or know anything about either of these?
    for instance should i want to splurge on a ps3 does it play both HD & Blueray or just Blueray? and does the ps3 upconvert to HD?
  2. SimpleBinary

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    The PS3 only plays Bluray Disks and does have some games coming out with 60FPS rated at 1080p. So if you're looking for graphics, the PS3 is indefinitely something to think about.
    There's also the Xbox 360 that also has an HD drive that can play HD-DVD's and games coming out at 60FPS rated at 1080p. Microsoft is coming out with a new version of the Xbox 360 with an HDMI port and 120GB HD within the next couple months...
    So the choice is really up to you.
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    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    thanks for the info...if anything ill probably go PS3...but i just dont want to invest that much $$ and have the other wipe out the technology so that more people buy HD that blue ray or vice versa
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    As of right now there are more film/movie companies going with Bluray than HD-DVD. And PS3 seems to be picking things up with their video game system. There's even a couple companies out there that have disk players that play both Bluray and HD-DVD. I highly doubt this will be one of those Betamax/VHS deals.
  5. chris

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    I just got a new TV (because of the PS3/Blue Ray). As a result, I also invested in the HD-DVD add on for my XBOX which seemed like a no-brainer. I was a big Netflix guy, but left after they began throttling my account (not sending new releases). With the advent of BlueRay/HD-DVD, I rejoined Netflix and it is the way to go. Most local video stores have a minimal selection. Titles are still a bit expensive to buy. You set up your preference for format and prioritize based upon your home setup. If you haven't invested in an Xbox 360, then I would say go PS3. I definitely prefer the BluRay player on the PS3 to the add-on. I've experienced a few lockups on the xBox and find the PS3 to be a nicer player. It's also quiet, doesn't get as hot and the Bluetooth remote is pretty awesome. Plus, there are more movies out on BlueRay and the trend seems to be continuing. As the previous poster mentioned, the PS3 transfers video/sound through HDMI. Much cleaner setup.

    My vote is PS3. Games are thin, but will pickup. Fall of Man is the game to get with your system.

    -Chris
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    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    thanks for the info & help. i was leaning towards ps3 just becuase i didnt have to buy an add on player to watch movies, in the end it would cost the same amount...now all i have to do is come up with the $$. haha.

    so chris you have both ps3 & xbox 360!?
    how did you pull that off?
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    I bought the 360 when it first came out. I swore I would never get the PS3, but whipped out my credit card when I saw it become available at BestBuy. I think it was impluse + thought of it being "rare" + love for new technology. The fact that it doubles as a BlueRay player has really made me feel good about the purchase. It also helps that my wife enjoys movies.:laugh2: After the amazement of BlueRay, I opted for the HD-DVD add on. At $199, it's easily justified when you consider it comes with a remote and KingKong. With Netflix, 90% of the moves we watch are either BlueRay or HD-DVD. The rare indy film is DVD.

    I'm the king at justification of tech purchases.:tounge:

    -Chris
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    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    HAHA...i know what you mean...i went to bestbuy to get a movie and bought an HDTV without the wife...luckily she love it!
    so your ps3 has an HD-DVD add-on or are you talking about the 360 add-on?
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    The xBox has the HD-DVD add-on. BluRay is the default in the PS3. You can pickup great and cheap cables at Monoprice.com. Highly recommend for all your cables. Do not overpay for Monster, etc. Not worth it.
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    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    WOW i cant believe how cheap everything is at that site!
    thanks for that info!!
    i thought HDMI switches were expensive but they are crazy cheap here!!!
    i think im eventually going to go PS3...
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    Quality is also very impressive. Service and shipping is also great.

    -Chris
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    Here' a link to a cnet review to show what Chris said was correct about HDMI cables:

    http://www.cnet.com.au/hometheatre/accessories/0,239028666,240057728,00.htm

    Cheap isn't always bad...
  13. n99hockey

    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    good to know!!
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    My hatred for Sony will keep me from ever purchasing any of their products, which is too bad cause I've seen the PS3 in action and it looks awesome.
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    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    why do you hate sony so much?
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    I'm not really a fanboy for either system. I have a PS3 and a Xbox 360 and at the moment am partial to my 360. I'll be honest i haven't turned the PS3 on in a couple months other than to watch Blu-Ray movies and I am playing my 360 all the time. I only have 2 games for it vs. 15 for my Xbox 360. Really in terms of gameplay, there is not alot of difference between the two systems right now. I don't see any games where the PS3 has a clear advantage over the 360. I do think that will change with time as more games arrive and developers take advantage of the system's capabilities and the huge capacity of the blu-ray discs. The PS3 is a good buy just for the blu-ray player alone, as most blu-ray players cost alot more than the PS3 system. The icing on the cake for the PS3 over the Xbox 360 in terms of bang for your buck is the built in Wi-Fi on the 60GB model, the capacity (60GB vs. 20GB), and the use of HDMI 1.3. Xbox has announced the Elite system which boasts an HDMI output and a 120GB hard drive for $479.00. The PS3 is still a better buy at $599 due to ability to play blu-ray and built in wi-fi.
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    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    thanks for your input...i think ill be leaning towards the PS3....since you dont use it wanna pass it over this way lol
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    heh nope i'm holding onto it b/c it's pretty and has potential...hmmm that's always got me in trouble with women...

    if they get their online play even half as good as xbox live and once they start pumping out the must have titles i could see myself putting the 360 on ebay. but that's a big if. xbox live is greatness.

    but to the main topic as far as HD-DVD vs. Blu-ray, as stated in an earlier post, BluRay has more backing. I don't think it will be a BetaMax/VHS thing. LG announced at CES a dual format HD-DVD/BR player. I think it's going to be a decision based on personal preference. To my untrained eye, i really can't tell a difference.
  19. n99hockey

    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    well i saw the PS3 in a store for the first time on saturday and well...just had to get it and glad i did. also bought casino royal to watch...wow what quality i couldnt believe it. although i thought the movie was supposed to take up the whole screen there were still bars on the top of the screen...perhaps it was the dvd or one of my settings was off...ah well...still kick ass...thanks for everyones input!
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    did you pick up a game with it or just the movie?

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