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I saw this.. wow.. I think Blu-ray is winning but this price, HD-DVD may start a comeback

I agree. Blu-ray better step up with a price drop too. The thing keeping me from buying is you can't get all the movies in either format yet. When the studios finally pick a winner or the dual format decks drop below 300, I'm in.

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I saw this.. wow.. I think Blu-ray is winning but this price, HD-DVD may start a comeback

I agree. Blu-ray better step up with a price drop too. The thing keeping me from buying is you can't get all the movies in either format yet. When the studios finally pick a winner or the dual format decks drop below 300, I'm in.

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This is HDDVD's last attempt to keep Blu Ray from running over them. Unfortunately for HDDVD - I read somewhere that the Porn industry picked Blu Ray already.

HDDVD might get Beta Maxed now.

:silly:

If you are going to get this player though - I wonder if you can pick it up a day early and then go back tomorrow and have them price adjust it. :)

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This rumor started a couple of months ago and is starting to pick up alot of steam.......

http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/format-war/warner-bros-considering-blu+ray-exclusivity-316664.php

Warner Bros., the last major studio supporting both Blu-ray and HD DVD formats, may be ditching HD DVD to bet on Blu-ray. (Take that, Paramount.) Even in the wake of a sub-$199 HD DVD player, Warner Home Video VP Dan Silverberg had this to say about the company's outlook on the format wars:

One thing that may be changing is our strategy...When both formats launched and hardware prices were high, we made a decision to support both formats and let the consumer decide.

OK, so what about now?

But now that hardware pricing is affordable for both Blu-ray and HD DVD, it appears consumers no longer want to decide—so the notion of staying in two formats for the duration is something we are re-evaluating now that we are in the fourth quarter...[but] we are committed to the [blu-ray] format.

So if Warner Bros. is committed to Blu-ray, but questioning a current relationship...uh oh. Warner Bros., expect flowers coming your way soon and for HD DVD to "listen more" and "go where you want to eat for dinner."

Just when you thought a dual format player was inevitable, the scales could still drastically tip. [homemediamag via engadget]

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Blu-Ray is the superior format anyway, the discs hold more data. Of course, as soon as you guys buy this you'll just wish you'd waited for PH DVD (100 GB), Tapestry Media (300 GB), or PCD (theoretically up to 50 TB) players. All of these technologies are within 5 years of being developed. I for one do not feel like rebuilding my 300 DVD library for a more expensive format that will be obsolete by the time I get halfway to transferring my library, especially when my eyesight is so bad that HD looks just like normal TV to me.

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Blu-Ray is the superior format anyway, the discs hold more data. Of course, as soon as you guys buy this you'll just wish you'd waited for PH DVD (100 GB), Tapestry Media (300 GB), or PCD (theoretically up to 50 TB) players. All of these technologies are within 5 years of being developed. I for one do not feel like rebuilding my 300 DVD library for a more expensive format that will be obsolete by the time I get halfway to transferring my library, especially when my eyesight is so bad that HD looks just like normal TV to me.

I understand wanting all the storage for data, but this is a mocie player, if it broadcasts 720p and has surround sound with 7 gig file why need a 300 GB? (You know they not foinf to sell you 10 movies one 1 disc for the price of 1 movie) As many have stated this will probably be last format of gard state movies, next is downloas/ streaming them... which you can already do now.

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Blu-Ray is the superior format anyway, the discs hold more data. Of course, as soon as you guys buy this you'll just wish you'd waited for PH DVD (100 GB), Tapestry Media (300 GB), or PCD (theoretically up to 50 TB) players. All of these technologies are within 5 years of being developed. I for one do not feel like rebuilding my 300 DVD library for a more expensive format that will be obsolete by the time I get halfway to transferring my library, especially when my eyesight is so bad that HD looks just like normal TV to me.

Way back when, Beta was superior, but that didn't stop VHS. Watch the porn industry, whichever way they go, that will be the leader. That's why VHS won , it was cheaper for porn.

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Way back when, Beta was superior, but that didn't stop VHS. Watch the porn industry, whichever way they go, that will be the leader. That's why VHS won , it was cheaper for porn.

seriously who buys Porn DVDs anyways? Unlike the VHS days, everyone is downloading them instead I would think unless you would have a need to watch the porn on your 50-60" plasma or something like that.

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http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/34672/118/

Shoppers on bargain hunting sites began noticing the new price at Best Buy's website yesterday afternoon. However, since then the page has been taken down and it appears Best Buy is discontinuing the low-end model.

Local brick-and-mortar stores will clear out existing inventory of their players at the $99 price point. Those unable to find a Best Buy with one in stock can go to Wal-Mart where, for today only, the HD-A2 is selling for $98.

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